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BRASS AND ORGAN CONCERT (article first published : 2002-08-2)

Baroque 2000 will be performing a brass and organ concert on August 11 in St. Thomas' Church, Musgrave Road, at 11h15. The programme will be a mixture of Baroque and Renaissance music focusing on the music of Tallis, Lassus, Palestrina and Gabrielli and will featuring a brass quintet and organ.

Renaissance music is famously polyphonic and in this concert, up to six different parts will be heard playing together. In addition to polyphonic works, double choir pieces - featuring two parts in a stereo effect will be played. Other original brass choir compositions from the likes of Samuel Scheidt, Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell will also be included.

“Baroque 2000 musicians are a small and extremely dedicated group,” explains Baroque 2000 leader Michel Schneuwly. “We do not hire musicians to do a 'gig', this is not just a 'gig'. This is about the passion and the love of Baroque music. It is a very special, long-term project which needs to be nurtured in order to keep Baroque music alive and appreciated as it should be."

Schneuwly believes very strongly in the importance of authenticity. Great care is taken to ensure that everything about the music is as close to the original Baroque sound as possible on modern instruments. This is one of the things that has made the Baroque 2000 concerts so popular with music aficionados and the general public. The quiet serenity and natural acoustics of St. Thomas' Church is another drawcard that adds to the experience and the authenticity of the concerts.

Tickets R40 at the door or through Computicket.




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