Apr 8 - Apr 9, 2017
Among the most dramatic musical works from the early Renaissance is the setting of the St. Matthew Passion by the English composer Richard Davy (c.1465–1538). Preserved incomplete in the Eton Choirbook, it has been reconstructed by Quire’s Artistic Director, Ross Duffin, Quire sings it in English, using a translation by William Tyndale, Davy’s contemporary at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Taking place on and around Palm Sunday, the concerts add to the observance of Holy Week, preceding Easter. But whatever your background or beliefs, you will be moved by the expressiveness and beauty of this extraordinary work.
The program also includes Sheryngam’s Ah Gentle Jesu, an exquisite Easter carol from the same period.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:30 pm
St. Bernard Catholic Church
44 University Avenue
Free admission (no tickets required)
Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 3:00 pm
Historic St. Peter Church
East 17th Street at Superior Avenue
Free guarded parking
Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Boulevard