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The Birth of the Oratorio

  • Dates: March 8, 2018
  • Location: Church of St. Luke in the Fields
  • Address: 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
  • Phone: (212) 414-7440
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: $35 general, $25 for students and seniors
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  • Seventeenth-century Italy witnessed the birth of a new dramatic music genre, the oratorio. Giacomo Carissimi was the most significant composer of oratorios at the time, and the influence of his works rapidly spread throughout Europe. A student of Carissimi, Marc-Antoine Charpentier brought the sacred music drama to Paris. The concert will include Carissimi’s best-known oratorio, Jepthe, along with Jonas. Charpentier’s Filius prodigus (‘The Prodigal Son’) and Maria Magdalena stabat by the Benedictine nun Chiara Margarita Cozzolani will complete the program.Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, directed by David Shulerwith Baroque in the Fields, an ensemble of period instrumentsPre-concert lecture at 7 PM