San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Michael Praetorius: In Dulci Jubilo
Featuring TENET NYC and the Dark Horse Consort
The year is 1619...
Michael Praetorius was the most influential, diverse, and prolific composer of his generation. During the early seventeenth-century his musical productivity became the basic repertoire for the Lutheran church in northern Germany. This exciting collaboration between Bach Collegium San Diego, TENET, and Dark Horse Consort will display the diversity of Praetorius’ music, and his contemporaries, through a musical reconstruction of Lutheran Vespers as it might have been performed at one of northern Germany’s large churches during the mid-seventeenth century. A highlight of the program will be the singing and playing of Praetorious’ thrilling setting of the fourteenth century hymn, In Dulci Jubilo, probably the most famous of all German carols.
Bach Collegium San Diego
The ensemble was founded in 2003 to diversify the music offerings in the San Diego community by providing engaging, accessible, historically informed performances of repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras. Its principal members bring longstanding experience from such international ensembles as the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as from this country's leading ensembles as American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. Additionally, the ensemble is dedicated to engaging soloists and ensemble singers from some of this country's most gifted young artists who specialize in early music. During its first eight seasons, the ensemble has earned an impressive reputation, captivating diverse audiences by their unique style and highly expressive and provocative approach to the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. The ensemble is fast developing itself as one of the exciting early music ensembles to watch on the West Coast.