Soli Deo Gloria: “To God Alone Be the Glory”
Soli Deo gloria is the motto that grew out of the Protestant Reformation over 500 years ago and has been used by artists such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel to signify that the work was produced for the sake of praising God. Martin Luther’s opposition to the Catholic Church sparked religious, social, political, and economic changes that are still felt today. This concert, directed by Kathryn K. Longo, explores the choral music that was born of the Reformation in Europe and its influence on the Americas, concluding with J.S. Bach’s historic Reformation Cantata.
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This ecumenical musical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will bring people of all denominations together to hear and sing some of the most wonderful music created in the first centuries of the Reformation, with music by Martin Luther and his colleagues, and from other reformed traditions. A remarkable gathering of singers from across South Florida will lead the singing of favorite music of this period.
Come and hear Reformation era music sung by the Anglican Chorale, American Guild of Organists, Florida International University choirs, Miami Collegium Musicum, Miami Dade College choirs, Barry University choirs, St. Andrew’s Bell Choir, church and school choirs, guests and visitors. Please help spread the word—this gathering of choirs and music lovers will be one of the most remarkable musical celebrations!
Luther wrote 36 hymns and one motet; his followers would go on to write hundreds of hymns—perhaps most notably Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676) who wrote 139 German hymn texts and 15 in Latin. Today there are over 10,000 hymns that have been collected on NetHymnal.
This FREE event will begin with Luther’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God—both in Luther’s original rhythmic version and then in the common form best known today. Other favorite hymns will include All People that on Earth Do Dwell and Now Thank We All Our God.
Join us for the 1st part of our NODUS Fall 2017 Concert Series: Sound Image and Design!
Audiences will be treated to performances by FIU’s NODUS Ensemble and panel discussions based on those works, focusing on cutting-edge Art music that blends visual art and/or architecture and design. Works by Hosokawa, Pintscher, Tuur, Garcia, Kolasinski, Sudol, Matthusen will be included as part of this series.
NODUS is the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University in Miami (FIU). Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world, works written specifically for the ensemble, and works with electronics and/or video.