Cantus Missae: Rheinberger and the Romantics
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 7:30pm
Holy Rosary Cathedral
646 Richards St. Vancouver
Hear German Romantic choral music at its best. Josef Rheinberger’s most famous choral piece, Cantus Missae, was written for double choir with a unique influence of renaissance polyphony and romantic harmony. As a prolific composer, Rheinberger was remarkable for his power of invention, masterful technique, and a noble, solid style. Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner also wrote several a cappella choral works which feature the rich harmonic beauty of the 19th century.