Concerts and Recitals

On Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m., the ELIZABETH CHAPEL ORGAN RECITAL SERIES continues with an organ recital by our Music Associate, Sarah Garner.  Sarah will be presenting a concert inspired by the 500th anniversary of the death of Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer Heinrich Isaac.   Isaac was one of the most prolific and influential composers of his time, his music guiding the acceptance of polyphony in Germany.  Isaac’s enduring hymn “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen” (O world, I now must leave thee) sparked beautiful settings of its melody for centuries throughout Germany.  Settings by Brahms, Bach and Walther will be performed.  Provoked by the solemnity of the text of the hymn, the rest of the program explores more end of life music such as Sweelinck’s “Mein junges Leben hat ein End” (My young life is nearing an end), music written toward the end J. S. Bach’s life including his indomitable Prelude and Fugue in B Minor BWV 544, and Brahms’ A-flat Minor Fugue which was dedicated to Clara Schumann during the final stages of her husband’s life.  The concert is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow in Kirk Parlour.

Sunday, May 7, 2017- Rachel Brandwein, Harp with Aaron Miller, Organ.  Program TBA.