Archive for Thursday, November 29, 2007

KU musicians announce holiday concert

November 29, 2007

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Kansas University's Collegium Musicum will perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers in an upcoming holiday concert.

The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Bales Organ Recital Hall.

The Bach piece will be Cantata, BWV 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," which he wrote for the 27th Sunday after Trinity, in late November or early December just before Advent begins. Other major works include pieces for two choirs by Jacobus Gallus and Michael Praetorius, and the famous "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli. Other composers represented on the concert include Georg Philipp Telemann and William Williams, and there also are several dances from the late Middle Ages, among other works.

For more information, contact Paul Laird at 864-9716 or plaird@ku.edu.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 5 months ago

Why is this a "holiday" concert? Most of the described pieces in this story refer to the Christian holiday of (hold your breath) Christmas. Are works celebrating Islam, Hinduism or Judaism being performed?

Why then this insistence on the removal of the word Christmas from our lexicon?

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