The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is proud to present Lift Your Eyes to Heaven: Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner, on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. This unique musical event will feature the first modern performances of these Baroque masterpieces by an important contemporary of J. S. Bach. The concert will be presented at Village Lutheran Church, 9237 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri and includes an introductory lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell at 2:30 p.m.
Christoph Graupner, a contemporary of J. S. Bach, was a prolific and highly regarded composer in his day. After a long period of neglect, Graupner’s music is again being performed around the world, here in St. Louis by the renowned Collegium Vocale of St. Louis. This concert offers patrons a rare opportunity to hear this marvelous music in a live performance.
Graupner, an innovative and imaginative composer, has a distinctive style that demonstrates great invention and variety in his approach to form, text-setting, and instrumentation, including solo appearances of instruments like the bassoon and viola, instruments not usually featured. The four cantatas being presented are newly edited from Graupner’s manuscripts especially for this concert.
To assure authenticity in performance, The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis includes an ensemble of top local instrumentalists playing Baroque string and wind instruments tuned to period pitch.
Admission to the concert is free; however, to support the arts and future performances, a minimum suggested donation of $10 will be gratefully accepted. Free parking is available on the adjacent church lot.
- Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Performed by THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF SAINT LOUIS
Introductory Lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell at 2:30 pm
- Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
- Village Lutheran Church
9237 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63124
ABOUT THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS:
Founded in 1997, The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is an ensemble devoted to presenting historically informed performances of a diverse and wide-ranging repertory of 17th- and 18th-century music for voices and instruments.
Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.