The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is proud to present “Buried Treasure: Unpublished Gems from the German Courts, 1700-1750,” a concert of spectacular secular cantatas and arias newly edited for this performance. The concert will be performed on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of St. Louis, 6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105. Free admission and free parking on the adjacent church lot.
This program highlights vocal chamber music composed and performed in several important German courts in the early and mid-18th century that may not have been presented since the composers themselves were the performers. The concert will feature solo cantatas by Antonio Caldara, Johann Gottlieb Graun, and Giovanni Alberto Ristori, which represent some of the finest music composed and performed at the imperial court in Vienna and the royal courts in Berlin and Dresden, all important musical centers of the time.
This is a rare opportunity to hear this music performed live in concert for the first time in over 200 hundred years. The singers will be accompanied by an ensemble of period-appropriate instruments in a beautiful venue that offers a glorious acoustic in which to experience this fine repertory.