Concerts from 2016-2017

Stella Maris: Music for Women’s Voices

Sunday, September 25, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
214 W. Beverley Street, Staunton

Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 Rugby Road, Charlottesville

Sunday, May 21, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1000 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg

This intimate concert features rarely-performed Medieval and contemporary music for women’s trio and quartet. The figure of Mary serves as the focal point, as contemplative music of the middle ages is seamlessly matched with music of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The program includes anonymous works from the fourteenth century, as well as music by Hildegard von Bingen, Leonel Power, Maurice Duruflé, Gavin Bryars, Ivan Moody, and John Tavener.

Admission to all three performances is free of charge. Donations will be accepted.

O gloriosissimi, lux vivens, AngeliHildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O Maria, Maris Stella/O Maria virgo davidicaCodex las Huelgas (c. 1300)
Messe de Tournai: Kyrie(c. 14th century)
Missa Alma redemptoris mater: GloriaLeonel Power (d. 1445)
Altissima luce (2002)Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)
Messa pro percussione, op. 122: CredoKnut Nystedt (1915-2014)
Words of the AngelIvan Moody (b. 1964)
Sanctus: Divinum mysteriumCodex las Huelgas
Tota pulchra esMaurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Agnus Dei: Virtute numinisAnon.
O Maria, Stella MarisAnon.
BenedicamusCodex las Huelgas

Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent & Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Saint Paul’s Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue, Charlottesville

Saturday, December 10, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Greenwood

Our Christmas concert offers music for reflection on the true meaning of the season.  This year an eclectic program has something for everyone: meditative medieval chant; Clemens non Papa’s serene setting of O Magnum Mysterium; the gorgeous Videte miraculum of Thomas Tallis; Francis Poulenc’s exuberant Hodie, Christus natus est; the mesmerizing Magnificat of John Tavener; and much, much more.  Celebrate the season with the sounds of Zephyrus.

Veni EmmanuelZoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
Ave MariaJacob Handl (1550-1591)
MagnificatJohn Tavener (1944-2013)
Alma redemptoris materGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Videte miraculum (a6)Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
Praeter rerum seriem (a6)Sethus Calvisius (1556-1615)
Puer natus estWilliam Byrd (1543-1623)
Qui creavit caelumanon.
Duo seraphimTomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
O magnum mysterium (a6)Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
Hodie Christus natus estFrancis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and older, and $5 for students and children. They are available in advance from New Dominion Bookshop at 404 East Main St, Charlottesville; from Greenberry’s in the Barracks Road Shopping Center; and at the door.

Monteverdi at 450

Sunday, April 2, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 Rugby Road, Charlottesville

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Saint Benedict Catholic Church
300 North Sheppard Street, Richmond

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, Zephyrus presents a concert of music by the revolutionary composer who changed the course of music history.  The centerpiece of the program is the stunning Missa in illo tempore, which Monteverdi published in the same volume as his famous Vespers setting, and which he intended as a demonstration of his mastery of traditional Renaissance counterpoint.  A collection of his finest motets rounds out the program.  For the Charlottesville performance, Zephyrus will be joined by the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, baroque violins, and organ.

Admission to both performances is free of charge. Donations will be accepted.