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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Click on the link below for the full programme.