THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF SAINT LOUIS
October 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dr. Bruce Carvell, CVSL Artistic Director
(314) 650-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF SAINT LOUIS Presents
CELEBRATING TELEMANN: A Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of His Death
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is proud to present “CELEBRATING TELEMANN: A Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of His Death,” on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3 pm. The concert will be performed at First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105. A pre-concert lecture will be presented by Dr. Bruce Carvell at 2:30 pm. Suggested donation of $10; free parking on the adjacent church lot.
Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767) was one of the most prolific composers of all time, according to his surviving oeuvre. He was held in the highest regard by his contemporaries; comparing very favorably with his colleagues, J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel. All during 2017, the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, the musical world is commemorating the work of this master.
The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is proud to make its contribution to this celebration by presenting an overview of his compositions, which will include a number of St. Louis premieres. The program mixes both sacred and secular works, including several arias and a marvelous cantata for soprano and harpsichord, plus a lovely cantata for alto, two recorders and basso continuo. Another high point will be a performance of a little-known piece, Der Schulmeister, not the often-recorded version, but one that features a trio sonata for violins and continuo with a running commentary sung throughout. The concert will conclude with a masterful setting of Psalm 6, Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht, for voices and strings.
Vocalists Nancy Luetzow, Stephanie Ruggles, Willard Cobb, Dr. Bruce Carvell, and Nathan Ruggles will be accompanied by noted local musicians performing on period instruments tuned to baroque pitch.
WHAT: CELEBRATING TELEMANN: A Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of His Death
Performed by THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS
WHEN: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Congregational Church
6501 Wydown Boulevard
Clayton, Missouri, 63105
Suggested donation $10 / Free parking
Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.