July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 - $20
Abendmusik is an evening concert, usually performed in a church. For this particular concert, the title refers to a series of performances at the Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church), Germany. In the 17th century through 1810, a series of concerts were paid for by local business owners to provide free admission for the public. Franz Tunder, organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck from 1641 – 1667, was the first to perform the Abendmusiken with organ music and a variety of vocal music.
Through Tunder’s successor Dieterich Buxtehude, organist in Lübeck from 1668 – 1707, these concerts were performed on the five Sundays preceding Christmas, and included instrumental and vocal music, solo organ music, and oratorios composed for the occasion.
Performers include: James Kennerley, John Chappell Stowe, and Bruce Bengtson, organists, with members of the MEMF 2018 faculty.