April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aperi Animam presents “Libera nos: Music on Tribulation & Salvation,” a concert of Renaissance choral music on the Israelites’ exile to Babylon. When practicing Catholicism was punishable by death in Renaissance England, Catholic composers drew inspiration from scriptural texts on Babylonian captivity, comparing themselves to the exiled Israelites. Together with other works by Thomas Tallis, Robert White, and William Byrd, artistic director Daniel Koplitz has crafted a program of settings composed on these texts, recounting this profound story of suffering and deliverance. The concert will be preceded by a brief lecture given by Crawford Wiley, M.S.M., Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, and followed by a meet-and-greet reception.