A – Cappella Pratensis

“Missa Lutherana: The Beginnings of Lutheran Church Music”
October 21 at 5:00
Grace Lutheran Church (1209 N Broadway)

The group’s exquisitely balanced, cleanly expressive sound is a thing of beauty. – blogcritics

The eight male voices of Cappella Pratensis (Netherlands) are specialists in the performance of 16th-century polyphony, which they sing from a central music stand, reading mensural notation from a single large choir book. Missa Lutherana: The Beginnings of Lutheran Church Music, celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and includes chant as well as compositions by Heinrich Isaac and Adam Renner, making the case that Luther retained much more of earlier musical and liturgical traditions than is often assumed.

There will be a pre-concert lecture at 4:00. The approximate program length is 1 hour 15 minutes, with no intermission. Parking is available on the street, in the paid MSOE lot accessed at Market and at Juneau, and at other paid lots downtown.  Streetcar construction is ongoing, so there are detours and road closures in the area.  The handicapped-accessible entrance is at he parish center, just north of the main church entrance on Broadway.

This concert is co-sponsored by Bill & Sue LeFeber, and by Don Cress


Program Notes and Ensemble Profile

YouTube clip of Cappella Pratensis