Amaryllis to perform in Lincoln and Middlebury

Amaryllis, Vermont’s early music vocal ensemble, will perform some lovely 16th-century period music this coming Sunday and Monday. Under the direction of Susanne Peck, the group will sing a program titled “Luther’s Favorites: Choral Selections from the Time of the Reformation” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Lincoln, in the center of the village of Lincoln and on Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the Middlebury Village Green.
The small vocal ensemble will perform hymns and psalm settings by Michael Praetorius, Claude Goudimel, Jan Sweelinck, William Byrd and others. The group will follow this sampling of Reformation-inspired music with a work by the reformer Martin Luther’s favorite composer, Josquin Des Pres. Amaryllis will sing the Franco-Flemish composers “Missa Pange Lingua, one of the choral masterpieces of the 16th-century that is based on the hymn by Thomas Aquinas for the Vespers of Corpus Christi. Suggested donation for these performances is $13. For more information email [email protected] or call 802-453-3513. Learn more about the vocal ensemble online at amaryllisvt.org.

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