Spring Concert, Bach and Baroque Series Don Franklin, director 3 p.m. Heinz Chapel

Spring Concert, Bach and Baroque Series Don Franklin, director 3 p.m. Heinz Chapel

The concert will feature the first modern performance of the Missa Novis Regis by Antonio Bertali, written in the mid-17th century for the Imperial Court in Vienna. The work is scored for eight-part chorus, four baroque trombones, and four strings.

The Bach and Baroque Ensemble will be joined by members of the Spiritus Collective, an instrumental group recently formed to perform music of the 17th century.

A New York Times reviewer wrote of the group (Oct. 4, 2004) "that the Spiritus Collective balanced three trombones against four human voices on the fulcrum of a continuo for theorbo and keyboard, and achieved harmonious, delightful equilibrium."

Also included in the program are works by Heinrich Schuetz, Johann Bach, an ancestor of Johann Sebastian, and Johann Rudolf Ahle, a predecessor of J.S. Bach in Mülhausen, where Bach was organist in 1707–08.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Music and (CWES) the Center for West European studies.

For ticket information please call 412-624-4126 or 412-624-4125.