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Lutheran A Cappella Choir to Present "Songs of Joy and Comfort"

The Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee will present "Songs of Joy and Comfort" on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brookfield, and again on Sunday, May 4th at 3:00pm at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa.  Featured works on the program include J.S. Bach's double-choir motet "Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf" and the very exciting Utrecht Te Deum by George Frideric Handel. This latter work will be accompanied by a 13-piece chamber orchestra made up primarily with members of Milwaukee's Concord Chamber Orchestra.

Also on the program will be works by Giovanni Palestrina, William Byrd and Heinrich Schütz, the beloved "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson and a hauntingly beautiful setting of the Agnus Dei text by Kenneth Jennings using the melody of one of Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations". We will also be featuring three spiritual arrangements to conclude the program.

St. John's Lutheran Church is located at 20275 Davidson Rd., Brookfield, 53045. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is located at 1615 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, 53213. Click on the links below for maps to both churches.

Tickets are $15.00, or $12.00 for Seniors and Students. They may be ordered from the website, from any choir member, or at the door. Come and enjoy the very finest in sacred choral music by the Lutheran A Cappella Choir and orchestra.


Background Information on Handel's "Utrecht Te Deum"

An interesting description of the events surrounding the writing of the Utrecht Te Deum by Handel can be found here. As the writer states, there is some intrigue to the story, giving it a plot worthy of a novel or a film.

Click here to read to whole article

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Featured Events
 Friday, May 2nd
7:30pm

Spring Concert:
"Songs of Joy and Comfort"
St. John's Lutheran Church (map)

Sunday, May 4th
3:00pm
Spring Concert: 
"Songs of Joy and Comfort"
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI (map)