The Cape Consort hosts Passionsmusik – German Lenten music by 16th-century composers Heinrich Schütz and Johann Hermann Schein.
Five voices of the Cape Consort are accompanied by organ (Roland Johannes), lute and chitarrone (Vera Vuković) and Baroque cello (Hans Huyssen.)
The Cape Consort is a Cape Town based ensemble dedicated to early classical music performances.
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) and Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630) were contemporaries and friends in the early Baroque period, who both composed devotional music for the Lutheran church and both employed innovations of the Italian madrigal genre.
Schütz is regarded as the most important German composer before J.S. Bach. He studied under Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice and possibly also with Monteverdi. Schein never actually traveled to Italy but adopted in a masterly fashion Monteverdi’s idiom of dramatic contrasts in texture and harmony.
Venue: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Strand Street, Cape Town
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Cost: Adults R140 | Pensioners R120 | Students R100