El Mundo Nuevo: 18th Century Music from Latin America
- Saturday, September 17, 8PM, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1206 East 9th Street
- Sunday, September 18, 3PM, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
In collaboration with early music luminary and virtuoso performer Tom Zajac, we explore music from the New World: 17th & 18th century selections from Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico. The color, flavor, and joy of the music from the Trujillo del Peru manuscript are dynamic and exotic. A small vocal ensemble, string trio, guitars, and percussionists will perform selections for Christmas Eve in Trujillo, dances from the jungles, music in the extinct language of Mochica, and motets from the cathedral of Mexico City.
They Might Be Giants: Josquin and the Renaissance
- Saturday, October 29, 8PM, St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd.
- Sunday, October 30, 3PM, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
Josquin des Prez was the most renowned composer of his day but he was really just a giant among giants. In this concert we will immerse ourselves in the music of Josquin and three of his Lowlands contemporaries: Brumel, Compère, and Pierre de la Rue, who were mentioned in the famous ode upon the death of Okeghem, their musical father. Each of these magnificent composers contributed a unique voice to the sacred and secular repertoires of the day. A small chamber choir, viols, and lute will perform the music of these titans.
Yule, Britannia! Christmas Music in the British Isles
- Friday, December 9, 8PM, First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave.
- Saturday December 10, 8PM, First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave.
- Sunday, December 11, 3PM, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
TEMP celebrates the Christmas season with the music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. From Sarum rite chants and Medieval carols to traditional English wassails and Celtic lullabies, TEMP puts its unique stamp on these beautiful and joyful selections with innovative arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin, and more.
Fleurs-de-LYS: Laurie Young Stevens & Friends
- Friday, February 10, 8PM, St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St.
- Sunday, February 12, 3PM, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1500 North Capital of Texas Hwy
Our award-winning concertmistress (Best Instrumentalist: Austin Critics Table, 2004) leads a performance of superlative Baroque chamber music, featuring professionals from around the globe. This group of international artists comes together once a year for the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Stevens on a concert that is always outstanding and entertaining.
Living Waters: Works by Hildegard von Bingen
— one performance only —
- Saturday, February 25, 8PM, St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St.
TEMP’s 2003 performance of Hildegard’s liturgical drama “Ordo virtutem” won the Austin Critics Table award for Best Chamber Concert of the season. Nine years later, we return to the beautifully sophisticated and powerful music of the 12th century German abbess with a performance of “Ordo virtutem” and several of her compelling antiphons and sequences, performed in the splendid acoustical space at the St. Mary Cathedral by female singers accompanied by a small Medieval band of vielles, harp, lute, and psaltery.
TEMP Goes the Full Monteverdi
- Saturday, April 28, 8PM, First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave.
- Sunday, April 29, 3PM, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
Claudio Monteverdi was one of the few composers whose career successfully spanned two eras, the Renaissance and the Baroque. His ability to work masterfully in both styles guaranteed his place in musical history and in the hearts of performers and audiences alike. TEMP soloists, chamber choir, string and continuo groups will perform selections from the full span of his catalog with a cappella madrigals, works from St. Mark’s in Venice, and beautiful arias and choruses from the stage and the courts.
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