Sunday • November 29, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Key Chorale • First Church, Downtown Sarasota
Join Key Chorale as they kick off the holiday season with music of Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Praetorius, and Schütz. Brass, choir and strings perform compositions from the Renaissance to early Baroque, including selections from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.
This Holiday Concert is inspired by the architecture and acoustics of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice where Key Chorale was invited to perform in 2009. Considered one of the best-known examples of Byzantine architecture, St. Mark’s possesses two organs in two separate choir lofts at opposite ends of the basilica. These unique features, along with a grand tradition of choral singing, led composers to experiment with placement of multiple choirs and instrumental groups apart from each other, creating antiphonal music and the 16th century version of surround-sound.