Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester (map)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Sundin Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul (map)

Pre-concert talk begins 60 minutes prior to concert time.

*Note: we are not able to mail tickets after March 12. All tickets ordered after March 12 will automatically be added to the will call list. 

Peter Van Heyghen makes his debut with Lyra as a conductor in this program featuring singers Sarah Brailey, Clara Osowski, Scott Brunscheen, Joseph Hubbard, and a group of the Twin Cities finest singers forming a chamber choir. Repertoire to include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the exquisitely beautiful Requiem by Niccolò Jommelli.

Peter Van Heyghen, conductor
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Clara Osowski, alto
Scott Brunscheen, tenor
Joseph Hubbard, bass


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736)
Stabat Mater

Niccolò Jommelli (1714–1774)

Guest Artist

Peter Van Heyghen 

PETER VAN HEYGHEN was trained as a recorder player and a singer at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent (Belgium). Through the years he developed into an internationally acknowledged specialist in the field of historical performance practice of music between roughly 1500 and 1800. He performs worldwide as a soloist, with the recorder consort Mezzaluna, with the chamber music ensemble More Maiorum, as a singer with the Dutch vocal Renaissance ensemble Cappella Pratensis, and as a conductor of the Brussels Baroque orchestra Il Gardellino and other ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe and the United States. He is a regularly invited guest at the early music festivals of Bruges, Antwerp, Utrecht, Maastricht, and Regensburg among others.

In 2005 he was selected as the “festival star” of the Bruges Musica Antiqua festival by the Flemish radio channel Klara. Between 2007 and 2009 his ensembles were in residence at the Centre for Early Music Augustinus in Antwerp. He has recorded for the labels Passacaille, Eufoda, Accent, Opus 111, Klara and Ramée.

Peter Van Heyghen is also active as a researcher, publicist and teacher. He is professor of Historical Performance Practice at the Early Music Departments of the Royal Conservatories in Brussels and The Hague, and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Furthermore he is regularly invited to give masterclasses, lectures and conduct workshops throughout the world.

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