May 2024 – Renaissance Music

Sound magic of the Past

Renaissance choral and instrumental music by Franco-Flemish masters

Plakat Konzert Renaissancemusik Mai 2027

With the unique harmonizations of Medieval to Renaissance Franco-Flemish masters, Frankfurt’s Trinity International Concert Choir (TICC) begins its concert season with seldom-heard gems. The nearly 40 singer choir under the musical direction of Dr. Steffen Bücher will transform the Frankfurt Kreuzkirche (Preungesheim) into a haunting scene of past musical generations. The concert will include instrumentals using music instruments from the period. In addition to the choir, which performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 in the church, the Ensemble “InAuditus”, consisting of Marion E. Bücher-Herbst (soprano), Sebastian Kausch (recorder), Yoshio Takayanagi (lute), and Uta Kempkes (viola da gamba), present music from the period.

The Franco-Flemish masters are four to six generations of composers from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France that made their musical careers in 15th and 16th century Italy. Included in this musical program will be composers such as Guillaume Dufay, Josquin Desprez, Orlando di Lasso, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Especially interesting will be inclusion of Gregorian plainsong which served as a harbinger to the development of this Renaissance music. The chants or so-called Music of the Monks, in simple, single melody tone sequence recreates the Biblical message or the stories of the saints. Using the same themes, the Renaissance composers created intricate three- to five-voice choral adaptions. One highlight of the Gregorian hymns is the alternation of choir to solo musical passages.

Time and venue
May 4, 2024 – 19.00
Kreuzkirche Frankfurt-Preungesheim
Weinstraße 25
60435 Frankfurt am Main

Ensemble InAuditus:
– Marion E. Bücher-Herbst (soprano)
– Sebastian Kausch (flute recorder)
– Yoshio Takayanagi (lute)
– Uta Kempkes (viola da gamba)
Trinity International Concert Choir

Steffen Bücher

15 € (students/handicapped: 10 €)
Box office at the evening performance