All performances begin at 7 p.m.
"Live Program Notes" at 6:15 p.m.
Concerts will be performed at St. Francis Xavier Church, 52nd & Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Musica Sacra presents its popular annual Christmas concert by performing Charpentier’s charming and tuneful Midnight Mass for Christmas. Composed in the early 1690s, when Charpentier worked for the great Jesuit Church of St. Louis in Paris, the composition incorporates several French Christmas carols. In addition, the orchestra will perform the Christmas Concerto, Op. 3, No. 12 written by the Italian baroque composer Francesco Manfredini in 1718. The concert concludes with traditional Christmas carols.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
Musica Sacra reprises Giovanni Rovetta’s Messa à 4 voci, a work it first performed in a modern premiere in 2005. Rovetta was a leading composer in Venice in the mid-17th century, serving in the ducal chapel of St. Mark’s in Venice. The ensemble also will perform the Missa Dolorosa of Antonio Caldara, a composer who studied in St. Mark’s under Rovetta’s successor Legrenzi and later worked in Rome, Vienna and Milan.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Four of Kansas City’s best-known professional vocalists join Musica Sacra as it concludes its season with the music of Mozart and Handel. The expressive and luxuriant Chandos Anthem Have Mercy On Me is a rarely heard and extraordinary setting of the penitential Psalm 51. Mozart’s glorious Coronation Mass, K. 317, and Regina Coeli, K. 276, both composed for Salzburg Cathedral in 1779, bring the season to a thrilling close.