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Clarion at the Met

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Clarion at the Met: Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli

On April 6th, The Clarion Choir and brass players from The Clarion Orchestra return to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts and Lectures series to perform one of the great Italian Renaissance masterpieces, Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.

This high Renaissance masterpiece of polyphony is a quintessential example of stile antico and one of the many great works written for St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, where Palestrina was Maestro di Cappella Giulia. The Mass was written in memory of Pope Marcellus II, who reigned for only 22 days; yet the work itself has had a life that has extended over four centuries and has been performed in many papal coronations.

Earlier Event: February 19
American Traditions Vocal Competition
Later Event: May 23
Clarion at 60