Concerts

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
O Magnum Mysterium: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas

Friday, December 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, December 9, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike,
(U. S. 250 West)
Greenwood, VA

Zephyrus celebrates the Christmas season with a visit to 17th-century Spain, singing motets by Cristóbal de Morales, the sublime mass Tomás Luis de Victoria composed on his own motet, O Magnum Mysterium, and the folklike villanescas of Francisco Guerrero. The program also includes music from New Spain, with works in the native Nahuatl language by Gaspar Fernandes.

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.

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Da Pacem, Domine: Music from the 30 Years' War

Saturday, February 10, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church
120 West High Street
Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA

The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) devastated central Europe in the early 17th century, creating very difficult conditions for making music. Musical establishments in Germany were dispersed or dramatically reduced in size, leaving musicians out of work or unpaid. The music written during this time includes deeply moving laments, meditations on war’s futility, and prayers for peace. Zephyrus marks the 400th anniversary of the start of this conflict with music for small ensemble by Heinrich Schütz, Johann Schein, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Melchior Franck, and others.

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.

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Draw On, Sweet Night: Nocturnes, Benedictions & Dream-Songs

Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

In May, Zephyrus offers a wide-ranging program of music for the night. Motets for the evening compline service by Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and John Sheppard are juxtaposed with the ethereal music of contemporary composers Eric Whitacre and Tarik O'Regan. The Rivanna String Quartet joins Zephyrus in this concert, performing John Tavener's quartet, The Last Sleep of the Virgin. 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.