A Choral Chamber Ensemble
19th Montana Early Music Festival —
A Spanish Epiphany Celebration
Welcome the Three Wise Men (Tres Reyes) in glorious Spanish style! Musikanten Montana is excited to present Francisc Valls’ “Missa Scala Aretina,” written in 1702 for the Cathedral of Barcelona, where the Spanish composer was assistant organist. Expanding the Mass, which is exuberantly scored for four choirs of singers, instruments and continuo, the concert will include motets and instrumental works of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero and other Spanish Renaissance and Early Baroque composers, as well as the Propers and scriptures for the Feast Day, all to re-create a festive Catalan Celebration of the Epiphany.
Featured will be our beloved baroque band leader Carrie Krause, along with her British colleague Davina Clarke, and Sarah Huebsch Schilling’s Renaissance wind ensemble Forgotten Clefs. Vocal soloists are soprano Amanda Balestrieri, alto Marjorie Bunday, tenor Dan Hutchings, and baritone Art Bumgardner. Continuo players are Adaiha MacAdam-Somer (cello), Mark Bergman (bass), Billy Simms (theorbo) and Wendy Yuen (organ).
Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm - Holy Rosary Parish, 220 W. Main, Bozeman
Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm - Immaculate Conception Parish, Western Ave. and Caldonia St., Butte
Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm - St. Mary Catholic Community, 1700 Missoula Ave., Helena
Advance tickets available at Birds & Beasleys and Piccolo Music in Helena ($30 general admission; Half price for students), and from Holy Rosary in Bozeman. Suggested donation in Butte is $25 at the door. As always, Musikanten Montana’s Angel Donors (above $100) enjoy reserved seating in the front of the concert halls.
The traditional MEMF benefit chamber concert in Helena following the tour is Sunday afternoon at 4 pm, and will feature Forgotten Clefs, the Krause-Clarke duo, Billy Simms on theorbo, and refreshments. To allow for a larger audience for this special event, the performance will be at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park. $30 donation at the door.
Memorial Concert for All Souls
Bach Cantata BWV 150
in F minor
Kerry Krebill, conductor
Evanne Browne, soprano
Amanda Balestrieri, soprano
Anne Kania, contralto
Thomas Gregg, tenor
Bobb Robinson, baritone
Elisa Wicks, violin
Brune Macary, violin
Cyrus Roat, bassoon
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello
Dr. Wendy Yuen, organ
St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral
7:30 PM - Tuesday, November 1
Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church
7:30 PM - Wednesday, November 2
Suggested donation $25 at the door