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Tickets range from $25-$80.

Concerts at St. Ignatius continues its Choral Classics series with a deep dive into a cappella Italian choral music from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Italy “Unplugged” features the unaccompanied Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola under the direction of K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, and Michael Sheetz. Rossini and Verdi, anchors of Concerts at St. Ignatius’s 2019/20 season, are represented on this program by a set of sumptuous motets. Although the bulk of their compositional output was opera, they remained conscious of the great choral tradition of their musical ancestors: Palestrina, Monteverdi, and Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli. In Rossini’s Cantemus Domino and O salutaris hostia and Verdi’s Ave Maria and Lauda alla vergine Maria, these two masters of the stage return to the church, the cradle of the choral tradition.