First Unitarian Church of ProvidenceProvidence, RI, United States

Les Canards Chantant: The Song of Solomon

By Museum Concerts, Inc. (other events)

Sunday, November 13 2022 3:30 PM 5:00 PM EDT

Few texts in history blur the lines between earthly and spiritual as compellingly as the Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon. These sensuous biblical poems, which can be read both as a celebration of romantic love and as an allegory of the love between God and the Church, were set to music countless times during the Renaissance. Leonhard Lechner’s rarely heard German-language version, Das Hohelied Salomonis (1606) is as sublime as they come, but with a subtly boozier joie de vivre that is mirrored in the popular music and poetry of the day. Join Les Canards Chantants for a tasting of King Solomon’s uber-love song and other works inspired by the triple muse of love, life, and good wine, curated by Lechner and his teacher, the inimitable Orlando di Lassus.

“finely-tuned vocals, robust singing, emotional flexiblity, and sense of adventure” (Broad Street Review)

Eric Brenner, countertenor; Robin Bier, alto; Jacob Perry, tenor; Graham Bier, bass