The University of Memphis Collegium Musicum is the early-music ensemble of the Scheidt School of Music, conducted by Ken Kreitner. It has taken a number of forms over the years but at the moment it is a late-baroque orchestra of some two dozen players— strings, woodwinds, and continuo—and for this performance they are teaming up with the Rhodes College Women’s Chorus, directed by Mona Kreitner.
The afternoon’s program will consist of three compositions: a sonata for string ensemble by H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704), an intrada for the whole orchestra by Christoph Graupner (1683–1760), a psalm by Michael Haydn (1737–1806) with the women’s chorus, and a concerto by Leonardo Leo (1694–1744), featuring our fabulous new cello professor, Dr. Kimberly Patterson.Learn more
Join us at 7:00pm on Friday, April 7 at St. Luke’s UMC - or at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 9 at St. John’s UMC; together our choirs will sing Faure’s Requiem, Op 48. Composed in 1888 following the death of the composer’s father, this particular setting has become a personal favorite within the genre for numerous performers and audience members alike. Come – experience the power, tranquility, and meditation this music provides as we transition into holy week. When paired with dramatic poetry readings selected and orated by Linda and Walter Mischke, this experience will capture the reverence needed to move towards the passion of Christ.Learn more