Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance
Alexander Blachly, Guest Conductor
Of the hundreds of works performed by Alexander Blachly’s ensemble Pomerium over the course of 43 years, this program contains a selection of his favorites by some of the leading composers of the Renaissance, from Josquin Desprez, the great master of imitative polyphony and musical canons, and Henricus Isaac, famed wizard of counterpoint, to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and the uncannily modern, tortured genius Carlo Gesualdo. Following faculty appointments to Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania among others, Mr. Blachly became Director of Choral Music at the University of Notre Dame in 1993.
Patrons are invited to join Mr. Blachly, Chamber Choir Singers, and Robert Simpson, immediately after the performance has ended for a celebratory affair at Yia Yia Mary's Pappas Mediterranean Kitchen. This private party will take place on the patio, reserved exclusively for Houston Chamber Choir Patrons and Artists! Yia Yia Mary's is located directly adjacent to the performance venue, so guests will have the option of walking to the party.
Ample free parking is available to all patrons in the main parking lot of the church.
The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the church.