Organist Eric Mellenbruch and the choir of St David’s Episcopal Church, directed by David Stevens, present early music based on hymns from the first English-language hymnal, largely translated from early Lutheran chorales. Rich Renaissance motets and colorful early Baroque organ verses are interspersed with the hymns themselves, as they would have been in that period. The series of three concerts (November, February, and June) marks the first new, corrected and annotated, edition of that hymnal, ‘Goostly psalmes and spirituall songes’, which Mellenbruch is preparing. A pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00 pm.
The series continues February 20 and June 25, 2020.
- Cost: Free admission
- Name: St David’s Episcopal Church
St David’s has been connecting people to God, one another, and the world from downtown Austin since 1848. With about 2,000 members, St. David’s strives to be an inclusive community committed to worship, fellowship, Christian formation, and outreach. St. David’s has been known for its music ministry since its early years and currently offers, among its many services, weekly choral Compline featuring chant and Renaissance music; monthly choral Masses by major composers, often with string ensemble; and Advent and spring concert series.
- Address: 301 E 8th St
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78701