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Concert - Colossal Baroque: Music of Biber, Megerle, and Muffat

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles together with the Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles recommend a concert  Colossal Baroque. featuring work of a remarkable Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer of some of the most imaginative music of the Baroque era - Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber.

INVITATION: Sunday, August 27, 3 PM – Colossal Baroque concert

Sunday, August 27 at 3 P. M. at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach, CA 92600

Muffat: Missa in labore requies
Biber: Sonata IV. à cinque from Sonatæ tam auris quam aulis servientes
Biber’s celebrated Hic est panis for basso profundo & scordatura violin
Megerle: Justus germinabit sicut lilium

More information can be found at MusicaTransalpina.org/Colossal, and tickets can be reserved directly at Colossal.BrownPaperTickets.com

Musica Transalpina baroque ensemble

Musica Transalpina, a new, professional ensemble dedicated to baroque sacred music, is proud to present its first public concert of large-scale choral works in the so-called “Colossal Baroque” style.  Italian musical influences blended with the imperial culture of the Holy Roman Empire to create this grandiose expression of ecclesiastical music in the seventeenth century, and it was brought to the height of its perfection by the Bohemian composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, who worked at the episcopal courts of Kroměříž and Salzburg.

Performances of this sumptuous style are seldom heard in the United States, and for most listeners this performance amounts to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the splendid court culture of the seventeenth century.  Musica Transalpina is dedicated to bringing these rare but magnificent compositions to the United States, and to bring attention to composers unknown to the American public such as Antonio Bertali, Giovanni Valentini, Adam Michna z Otradovic, and Heinrich Biber.