The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton is getting ready to begin it's 40th year of providing music to the Greater Binghamton Area. The first concert will recognize the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 thesis or the beginning of the Reformation.
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting his 95 thesis criticizing many of the teachings and practices of the Roman Church at the time, an act that is regarded as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
This concert will feature music of the various early reformation movements, not only in Germany, but also France, the Netherlands and England. It will also feature music of the counter reformation, the Roman Church's response to the reformation.
A special highlight will be the performance with orchestra of J.S. Bach's Cantata 80 which is based on Luther's famous chorale tune Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is our God).
Celebrate the Reformation concert will be on Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church located on 44 Main Street in Binghamton.