God’s Ballroom: Music of the Bavarian Rococo Wieskirche


Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Period Instrument Ensemble Ars Antiqua presents:

God’s Ballroom

Music of the Bavarian Rococo Wieskirche
Followed by a Buffet of Apple Strudel & Bavarian Confections

Music of Porpora, Galuppi, Vivaldi, Pergolesi & Bach

Special Guests:
Clara Rottsolk, Soprano Heather Johnson, Mezzo Soprano
David Kjar, Baroque Trumpet
Jörg Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer Baroque Violin

In a peaceful meadow, nestled among the picturesque foothills of the southern Bavarian Alps, stands the Wieskirche. An extraordinary masterpiece of German Rococo architecture, the church was designed in the late 1740’s by Dominikus Zimmermann. Although surrounded by pastures and farms, the secluded church became an important destination for pilgrims flocking to see a holy statue which was believed to cause miracles. Exuberant and opulent, the Wieskirche is as magnificent as any city opera house. The interior, with it’s virtuoso display of frescos, carvings, stucco, light and color is truly a heavenly vision. Reverently known as ‘God’s Ballroom,’ the magnificent oval-shaped church enveloped worshipers in an otherworldly realm where sacred music of the greatest masters inspired the faithful.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

Presenter: Ars Antiqua
Presenter Phone: 914-238-8015
Presenter Website: www.ars-antiqua.org

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