Baroque Ensemble celebrates it 10th anniversary at the weekend
By Peter Alexander April 21 at 1:30 pm.
Boulder’s Seicento Baroque Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend (April 22–24) performing a piece that is both familiar—and not.
The piece is the Magnificat by J.S. Bach, which as the Magnificat in D is one of the most celebrated works of the Baroque master. But they will not perform that Magnificat, but a lesser known, earlier version in E-flat that has much of the same music, with interesting twists.
Completing the program, titled “Magnificent Magnificats,” are two other settings of the same sacred Christian text, known as the Canticle of Mary. One is anonymous, although previously attributed to the German composer Dietrich Buxtehude, and the other is by the 17th-century French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Performances will be Friday through Sunday in Longmont, Arvada and Boulder.
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Seicento Baroque Ensemble, Amanda Balestrieri, conductor
Choir, soloists and orchestra
- Anonymous (attr. Buxtehude): Magnificat
- Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Magnificat
- J.S. Bach: Magnificat (original version in E-flat)
7 p.m. Friday, April 22
Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium
7 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Arvada Methodist Church, Arvada
3 p.m. Sunday, April 24
First United Methodist Church, Boulder
6 p.m. Friday, May 6
Streamed Virtual Performance