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Our 2015-2016 Season

Past Concerts

Lecons de Tenbres: Music for Contemplation

Capella Antiqua Baroque Orchestra and Soloists

March 19, 2016, 7:30 P.M.

Experience a deeply moving concert combining music, word, and contemplation at the Cathedral of The Blessed Sacrament, one of Sacramento’s most powerful and evocative spaces. This somber music will explore the lamentations and gravity of human nature.  Discover the soaring melodic lines and intensely personal setting of Francois Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres pour le mercredi saint.  Listen to the beautiful counterplay between violins in Jean-Marie LeClair’s Sonata for Two Violins.   Enjoy the mournful and moving sound of the Baroque bassoon in Darious Castello’s Sonata No. 10.  Featuring the Capella Antiqua Baroque Orchestra, and soprano soloists BrieAnne Welch and Liisa Davila.

Tickets: $15 general $10 student/senior/under employed

Handel's Messiah and the Carols of Christmas - Encore!

December 19, 2015, 7:00 P.M. (Doors open at 6:30 P.M.)

An encore performance of our Christmas program! This concert will be presented at St.Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, located at 11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson, CA 95642.

Handel's Messiah and the Carols of Christmas

December 17, 2015, 7:30 P.M. (Doors open at 7:00 P.M.)

Capella Antiqua joins forces with the Choir of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the Valley Choral Society to present Handel's masterwork Messiah, as well as carols of the season.

Arias and Overtures: A Celebration of the Baroque

October 24, 2015, 8:00 P.M.

Capella Antiqua invites you to a celebration of the Baroque Era, presenting the newly formed Capella Antiqua Baroque Orchestra. Comprised of talented musicians from across Northern California, this period ensemble is excited to combine their gifts to create a spirited musical event. Experienced in the magnificent Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, this concert features the rare opportunity to sit in the chapel, where the intimate setting coupled with stunning acoustics presents a unique, personal experience. Immerse yourself in the despairing emotions of Purcell’s Blessed Virgin’s Expostulations, soar with the grandeur of Graun’s Suite in A minor for orchestra, and delight in Handel’s charming German Arias.



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