Throughout 2017, Musica Poetica performs the complete choral works of Franz Tunder at St Sepulchre’s in the City of London, to mark the 350th anniversary of the composer’s death in 1667. In conjunction with this series of concerts, a new performing edition of Tunder by Musica Poetica’s artistic director Oliver John Ruthven will be published.
Tunder was a key figure in 17th century German music and an early exponent of the musica poetica style, marrying sacred texts with dramatic vocal and instrumental settings, often involving virtuoso solo singers and an ensemble of viols. His music is thrilling, by turns declamatory, uplifting, harmonically daring, and devastatingly beautiful. Tunder is rarely performed these days, so Musica Poetica’s 2017 series will be a great opportunity to discover this little-known but significant composer.
Join Musica Poetica’s collective of exceptional early music specialists for our TunderWorld lunchtime series. Concerts are on the last Thursday of every month throughout 2017 (except July and August) at the Musicians’ Church, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate. Concerts start at 1.10pm and finish at 1.50pm – a perfect lunch break from the office, and a complete ‘change of scene’. Admission is free, with a suggested retiring donation of £5.00. Bring your sandwiches and join us in the TunderWorld.