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Schedules for 2022-2023

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To Purchase tickets: 10https://gemsny.org/events/abendmusik#nov-
(All ticket holders must present proof of vaccination and must wear a mask in the church.)

Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 pm
In Nomine
Works by John Taverner, John Bull, Robert Parsons, Christopher Tye, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Orlando Gibbons, John Ward, John Jenkins, William Lawes, Henry Purcell, and more.
 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York City. Admission is $25 adults; $10 Students and Seniors.

Date to be Announced (Winter)
Violins and viols in 17th Century Italian
Program TBA
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York City. Admission is $25 adults; $10 Students and Seniors.

Date to be Announced (Spring)
Vicente Lusitano and his contemporaries
Bi-racial composer Vicente Lusitano, referred to as a “pardo” (Portuguese for mulatto), is believed to have been born to a white father and a Black mother in Portugal sometime around 1522. He was ordained as a Catholic priest, spent time in Rome, and environs where he became a well-respected music teacher and accomplished theorist. Lusitano wrote a treatise on improvising counterpoint which is believed to be one of the most thorough and detailed methods but was consistently overlooked by musicologists. It was also not possible for Lusitano (given his ethnicity) to secure the support of a patron which made it quite difficult for him to achieve the status he envisioned for his career. At some point in 1556 he converted to Protestantism, ended up in Württemberg, got married and sought refuge with Christoph, Duke of Württemberg and that is the last we hear of him. We will explore his vocal works along with the composers he may have encountered along the way. 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York City. Admission is $25 adults; $10 Students and Seniors.