The Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, including yours truly, will be joined by the Orchestra of the 17th Century this Sunday for a special concert on the Octave Day of Easter (April 18, at 7 pm) in the Basilica's Crypt Church. The program will include chants, organ improvisations, instrumental canzone by Gabrieli and Priuli, and the following choral repertory: William Byrd, Ave verum corpus; Felice Anerio, Christus factus est; Gregor Aichinger, Regina caeli; Giovanni da Palestrina, Sicut cervus and Salvator mundi; Luca Marenzio, Jubilate deo (à 8); and Claudio Monteverdi, Cantate domino and Adoramus te Christe. If you enjoy sacred music from the 16th and 17th centuries, you will have the chance to hear it in the superb acoustics of the Crypt Church.
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