Join Houston’s leading ensembles, Bach Society Houston, Mercury, Piping Rock Singers, Houston Early Music, and Ars Lyrica Houston, for a week of cutting-edge music — two of the six events take place at Christ the King Church!
Madrigals, Motets, and Merryment
Friday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church
Join our member Karl Lothmann and the Piping Rock Singers as they present Madrigals, Motets and Merryment, an evening of rarely heard street song style madrigals and beloved favorites. The program combines works by Dering, Gibbons and Janequin with a sampling of madrigals by other treasured Renaissance composers.
Bach Family Motets
Sunday, February 19, 6:00 p.m. in the nave
Bach Society Houston presents the final concert of the 2017 Houston Early Music Festival: Bach Family Motets. The Bach family was enormous — Johann Sebastian had eight siblings and 20 children, many of them composers, and he almost certainly studied their compositions. Continue reading
This Vespers features Bach’s early cantata based on one of Luther’s most beloved Advent hymns, Schütz’s Magnificat for Four Choirs, and motets by Brahms and Distler. Pre-vespers talk 5:15 p.m. with Peter Loewen. Reception following.
Sunday, October 2, 5:00 p.m. in the courtyard
The Houston Brass Band and Saengerbund conclude the first Leipzig in Houston Festival Week, presenting an Oktoberfest Konzert which will include a variety of polkas, marches, and German drinking songs, along with Strauss’ Wiener Philarmoniker Fanfare, Wagner’s Lohengrin, von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture. Admission is free.
Luther League youth and parents will prepare and serve brats and beer after the concert. Please support our youth group with a generous donation toward their 2017 trip to Wittenberg, German and the Wittenberg Three Project of the congregation.
Christ the King Church’s Wednesday Night Alive! program are in full swing. This is a night with something fun, interesting or educational to do for every age group. All are invited, especially new persons – individuals and families alike! Programs and activities run from 4:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Dinner is served starting at 5:30 p.m. until 6:40 p.m. All classes and groups join together for a Vespers service in the nave at 7:05 p.m. See detailed schedule. Registration form.
Chorus, Choir and Brass Ensembles
Music classes for babies and toddlers – Music Explorers