Saint Ignatius at 150: A Festival of Early Music
featuring performances by:
ARTEK: The Art of the Early Keyboard
Tenet Vocal Artists
The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 P.M.
The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch: Works by Ockeghem, Palestrina, Porterfield, Tallis, and Tompkins
ARTEK: Sacred Music of Alejandro Grandi (1590 - 1630)
Sunday, May 22 at 4:00 P.M.
TENET Vocal Artists: Works by Blow, Purcell, Schütz, and Couperin
Polyhymnia: Passionate Kisses - Music of Earthly and Divine Love: Motet Settings of the Song of Songs (works by Clemens non Papa, Gombert, Manchicourt, Lassus and more)
Free to the public. Donations accepted at the door.
From its foundation in 1871, the Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch has made liturgical music a central part of its mission and ministry. For last the fifty years, the Church has extended its hospitality to groups dedicated to performing early music — music very much in the tradition our choir performs at mass. We have offered our church as a venue for rehearsal and performance, and have been a home to a number of ensembles important to the cultural life of our city and the continued preservation of an important musical tradition.
We are honoured to present this festival of early music with performance by our own Choir, under the direction of Organist and Choirmaster Dr Richard Porterfield; TENET Vocal Artists, Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director; ARTEK: The Art of the Early Keyboard, Gwendolyn Toth, Artistic Director; and Polyhymnia, under the direction of John Bradley.
These performances are our gift to the community in thanksgiving of 150 years of music and ministry.