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Faire is the Heaven

American Bach Soloists

American Bach Soloists Faire is the Heaven

The Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser began one of his most cherished verses, “Faire is the heaven where happy soules have place in full enjoyment of felicitie.” Writers, painters, and composers would often evoke glimpses of the Paradise that could be found in the life beyond, an antidote to the troubled times that were experienced by so many in periods past. Heinrich Schütz’s serenely beautiful Musikalische Exequien draws upon texts from the Psalms, the Canticle of Simeon, Revelations, and the Book of Wisdom to illuminate the recognition of new life, including a dramatic effect of three spirits moving throughout the concert space. The exuberance of the vocal works by Bruhns and Weckmann, and Bach’s peaceful and uplifting Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit combine to make this a concert program of heavenly beauty.

Additional Dates:
Fri March 27, 2020 8:00pm
St. Stephen's Church
Sat March 28, 2020 7:00pm
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sun March 29, 2020 4:00pm
Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco

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Program

Schütz

Musikalische Exequien

Bach

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, Cantata 106

Weckmann

Weine nicht & Canzons

Bruhns

Mein Herz ist bereit

Performers

Nicholas Burns

countertenor