From Darkness to Light: Intimate Sacred Music of Baroque Europe
to Apr 21

From Darkness to Light: Intimate Sacred Music of Baroque Europe

The origins of Western music as we know today trace its genesis to the medieval Church. It was inadequate to praise God merely by reading and reciting verses from the Bible; one had to sing. Churches, wealthy nobles and monarchs all had a music director or an organist to produce and perform music for religious services every Sunday and on feast days.

Critically-acclaimed local period ensemble Red Dot Baroque explores the intimate side of 17th and 18th-century Western sacred music over this Easter weekend. Many of these works would have been performed in smaller venues, such as private chapels or the homes of rich patrons. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to watch and hear Biber’s Resurrection Violin Sonata, in which the strings of the violin are deliberately crossed to symbolise the crucifix!

As part of Red Dot Baroque’s outreach efforts, audience members are invited after the concert to come up close and check out the baroque instruments, many of which are curious instruments you might not have seen or heard before!

There are two shows: 20 April 2019 (Sat) at 5pm and 21 April (Sun) at 1pm.

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2:00 PM14:00

Resonates With: Red Dot Baroque

In collaboration with National Gallery Singapore, Red Dot Baroque will be presenting a selection of music at the museum’s Padang Atrium. There will be three shows, at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm respectively.

The National Gallery holds a series of concerts – “Resonates With:” – throughout the entire year as part of its outreach programme. In these series, ensembles are invited by the National Gallery to curate a musical programme that resonates with a selection of artworks from the National Gallery’s Southeast Asian Collection.

Watch this space for more exciting updates!

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YST-Peabody Concert Gala
7:30 PM19:30

YST-Peabody Concert Gala

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2018 marks 15 years of collaboration between the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, USA. With many Red Dot Baroque members alumni or faculty members of YSTCM, the ensemble will be soft launching and performing a sneak preview on this momentous occasion before its inaugural concert the following week.

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