Ars moriendi - the art of dying
Third Practice explores our complicated relationship with death and suffering through the eternal music of Bach, Schütz, Purcell, and Lang. Schütz's Musikalische Exequien, also known as the German Requiem, is one of the earliest masterworks of the Protestant German tradition. Lang's Pulitzer prize-winning the little match girl passion wraps the music of Bach around Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, and makes a stunning match with the baroque master's funeral motet Komm, Jesu Komm.
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 130 Keating Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
Presented as part of the Winchester Bach-Handel Festival. Click here for more information
Repertoire: J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm; Schütz Musikalische Exequien; Purcell Funeral Sentences
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Dumbarton Oaks Music Room, 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Dumbarton Oaks Music Room, 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Presented as part of the Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Music Concert Series. Tickets by subscription only - contact Cindy Greene for more information.
Repertoire: J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm; Schütz Musikalische Exequien; Lang the little match girl passion
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM - St. John the Evangelist Historic Catholic Church, 9700 Rosensteen Avenue, Forest Glen, MD 20910
This concert is free and open to the public – a free-will offering will be collected. The concert will be followed by a sung Vespers liturgy.
Repertoire: Schütz Musikalische Exequien
What the Press is Saying
"The performers outdid themselves in showing what local forces with heart can offer. The eight members of the chamber chorus Third Practice did evocative heavy lifting." - Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
"The production was presented by the first-rate Great Noise Ensemble and Third Practice vocal ensemble …" - Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times
"The effect was stunning as the large choir in the front of the church was answered by the ethereal voices of Third Practice." - Patrick D. McCoy, Washington Life Magazine