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MUSIKALISCHE EXEQUIEN by Heinrich Schütz – For All The Saints Concert

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10 – $100

Capella Regalis presents Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir and the Choir of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, with guest Baroque instrumentalists, in a production of the Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz (1635) directed by Paul Halley.

This special Halifax performance takes place on the 350th anniversary – to the day – of Schütz’s death on November 6, 1672. It is one of many musical events taking place across Canada this fall as part of SchützFest350, a coast-to-coast Canadian festival of music composed by influential Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz (1585—1672).  The Musikalische Exequien is a masterpiece of the early Baroque period and is the first Requiem ever composed in the German language. Regal and uplifting in style, the work comprises three movements scored for five-part to eight-part chorus alternating with small ensembles of solo voices and instruments. Schütz was a pioneering 17th-century composer revered for bringing the Italian music style of his teacher Gabrieli as well as Monteverdi to Germany and mixing it with that of his 16th-century predecessors in the Germanic style, a melding that was to influence the development of music in Germany for generations of composers to come, from J.S. Bach to Brahms.

Contact information (for media inquiries): Hannah Griffin, Assistant Managing Director, Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir hgriffin@capellaregalis.com


November 6
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10 – $100


Cathedral Church of All Saints
1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, NS B3H 2Z1 Canada
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