You are here

Sun, Nov 18, 2018 8:00pm –

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

145 West 46 Street

New York, NY

Miller Theatre

Vox Luminis: Royal Funeral Music

Photo by David Samyn

For 16th and 17th century royalty, funeral rituals provided one last opportunity for earthly opulence. Vox Luminis explores the rich history of musical memorials, including Thomas Morley’s music for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I, and Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien for Prince Heinrich von Reuss, who commissioned the piece as part of his elaborate funeral plans. Works by Purcell and Bach round out this poignant program that both mourns death and celebrates life.​

Related Events

Orlando Consort: Loire Valley in Song

Tallis Scholars: Heinrich Isaac at 500

New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations

Les Délices: Music for Fated Lovers