Schola Antiqua: Behold How Good and How Pleasant
Saturday April 14, 8 pm
Schola Antiqua honors the legacy of musicologist Theodore C. Karp (1926–2015) with an evening highlighting musical repertories illuminated by his scholarship. The concert, directed by Martin Alan Anderson, centers on rarely performed French secular song and twelfth century sacred polyphony from the Abbey of St. Martial in Limoges. The tribute concludes with a complete performance of Orlande de Lassus’ monumental Prophetiae Sibyllarum. $25 at the door, $10 students and seniors. Tickets online at schola-antiqua.org.
Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute and the Music Department.
Fifth House Ensemble: Degenerate Art
Sunday April 15 | 4 pm
Throughout history, art has maintained the power to threaten the social order. Delving into music that was censored, banned, and propagandized as “degenerate,” Fifth House Ensemble sheds new light on works by artists facing oppression under three different oppressive regimes: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and McCarthyism here in the United States where individuals, ideas, and art were deemed un-American. 5HE collaborates with the American Civil Liberties Union, Holocaust Community Services, the Spertus Institute, Artists at Risk, and the University of Chicago to share and illuminate poignant historical and present day stories of artists from around the world. Discussion after the performance. $20 at fifth-house.com; free to students (first 50 online, first 50 with ID at the door).
Music of Exile
Sunday April 22 | 3 pm
A choral concert featuring the world première of Kala Pierson’s Mother of Exiles, written in honor of Dean Elizabeth Davenport, alongside Pierson’s She Was Warned for voice and piano, Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, and music of Hildegard, Hindemith, Byrd, Brahms, and DeMonte. $20 at the door, free to students.