Membra Jesu Nostri: Music for Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Final concert of the 2013-2014 season, Saturday, April 19th, at 3pm at the First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church Street, Schenectady.
Don't miss this very special performance of 4 cantatas from Buxtehude's stunning 1680 Membra Jesu Nostri, paired with music for strings and organ of Henry Purcell and Le Chemin de la Croix of Dupre. Joining us will be dancer Gwenaelle Chabaud Benoliel with Alfred V. Fedak organ and an ensemble of vocal soloists.
Tickets: $25 for adults and $10 for students.
Dancer: Gwenaelle Chabaud Benoliel
Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site and Schenectady County Community College. Founded in 1999 by violinist and director Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the group specializes in music performed in America during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Many of the performing materials are drawn from the Special Collections of the New York State Library. In 2002, Musicians of Ma’alwyck performed by invitation for television producer Norman Lear in celebration of his purchase of the last private copy of the Declaration of Independence. Musicians of Ma’alwyck has been presented on National Public Radio, WMHT-FM and WMHT-TV. In 2009 the ensemble produced the 1783 opera The Poor Soldier of William Shield, drawing national attention. Musicians of Ma’alwyck was named the best chamber music ensemble of the Capital Region for both 2008 and 2009 by Metroland. In 2009 the ensemble made its television documentary debut performing in a film titled Greene County USA.