On Elizabeth I's accession in 1558, Anglicanism again became the official religion in England. Since much of Sheppard's Latin music was not suited for the new liturgies, it rapidly fell out of favor and was no longer sung. His highly personal musical language, with sturdy melodic lines and unusual harmonies, makes him a composer whose artistic creations are worthy to be heard again today, bringing pleasure to modern audiences.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Presents Chalice Consort
April 22, 2012- 3 p.m.; doors open at 2:30pm
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Tickets for the San Jose concert is sold here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3335262861 - $15 General Admission online; $20 at the door
San Francisco Concert
April 28, 2012 - 8pm; doors open at 7:30pm
St. Monica's Catholic Church; 470 24th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 (Geary Street at 23rd Ave)
Free Parking behind the church on 23rd Ave
The San Francisco concert is presented by The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.
When & Where
Chalice Consort collaborates with early music scholars and musicians in helping little-known works from the Renaissance and early Baroque eras become more widely appreciated by the modern music-loving public. The Consort pays special attention to the verbal texts and to the music's rhetorical force, as well as to acoustics. Its performances also take into account the various concepts of stylistic decorum that were strongly articulated by humanist writers in the Renaissance and provide an essential part of the context in which these repertoires were composed, performed, and first appreciated. Chalice Consort aims to communicate the emotional power of this music to modern listeners.