Bienen Ensembles

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

Andrew Megill, guest conductor; Charles Foster, keyboard

One of America’s leading choral musicians, Andrew Megill returns to lead a program on the eve of Lent—a season rich in introspective works from the Church. The program is anchored by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s 20th-century masterpiece, Lamentations of Jeremiah, and the strikingly innovative responsories for Tenebrae (religious services held in the three days preceding Easter) by Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo, written 400 years earlier. The program also features music of James MacMillan, Gregorio Allegri, and Johannes Brahms. 

Gregorio Allegri, Miserere 
James Macmillan, Miserere 
Johannes Brahms, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2 
Carlo Gesualdo, Tenebrae responsories for Holy Saturday: 
     O vos omnes 
     Ecce quomodo 
     Aestimatus sum

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.