HEX to Perform On “Masters in the Chapel” Series at the First Lutheran Church of Venice; January 26th, 2019 at 8 PM
HEX continues their 2nd season with a performance on January 26th, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church of Venice, as a part of their “Masters in the Chapel” series. HEX will present a program centered around 17th-century Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi‘s The Songs of Solomon, an overlooked collection of Hebrew madrigals and biblical settings. The program will also focus on contemporary pieces inspired by the Renaissance madrigal, including pieces by Karen Siegel, Katie Bamford, Carolyn Chen, Joby Talbot, and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.
This concert is free of charge to the public. If you are so inclined, you may donate to continue the “Masters in the Chapel” series here.
The First Lutheran Church of Venice on the history of the “Masters in the Chapel” series:
“In 1944, the founding members built First Lutheran with their own hands. They were inspired to create a place of lasting beauty that would fill the souls of all who enter with peace and comfort. When a fire destroyed the sanctuary on September 11, 1998, the congregation rallied to rebuild. The renovation was completed with the installation of a state-of-the-art pipe organ designed and voiced by Manuel Rosales – the same man chosen by Disney Hall. It is an absolutely magnificent instrument and our gift to future generations. As such, the potential for a venue for world-class concerts for the west side community was recognized by Barbara Schwan. Under her direction and following her dream, the Masters in the Chapel Concert Series was born. Since 2001 some of the best musicians in Los Angeles have performed concerts of glorious music in the serenity and acoustic splendor of our sanctuary.”