Join us for this serene service of Compline, sung by the Choirs of St. Chrysostom’s Church, and hear Michel Richard Delalande’s Trois Leçons de Tenèbres sung by Erica Schuller.
Wednesday, March 15 at 7 PM – 8 PM
The texts of the Trois Leçons are from the Lamenations of Jeremiah, set to exquisite music by one of Louis XIV’s magnificent composers. This rich and moving music is imbued with life, imploring, crying out in the grand rhetorical tradition of the period. Using dissonance, chromaticism,unusual chord progressions, expressive ornaments and appoggiaturas, Delalande underlines the intensity of these dramatic texts.
Erica Schuller – Soprano
Craig Trompeter – Viole de Gambe
Brandon Jack Acker – Theorbo
The Choir of St. Chrysostom’s Church
St. Chrysostom’s Singers
Richard Hoskins – Director of Music & Organist