Dixit Dominus with Aperi Animam
May 17 - 19th, 2024
Calvary Presbyterian Church
935 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Friday, May 17th: 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19th: 2:30pm
Joining forces, Danceworks Performance MKE and APERI ANIMAM set out on a rhythmic journey with George Frideric Handel's passionate rendition of 'Dixit Dominus.' Composed by the prodigious 22-year-old Handel in 1707 during his time in Italy, this earlier work presents a flamboyant tapestry of intricate vocal lines woven with a prominent rhythmic gusto. With its dynamic interplay between soloists and choir, ‘Dixit Dominus’ exudes a sense of dramatic fervor that reflects Handel's profound ability to evoke both grandeur and intimacy while amplifying the sentiments of the war between heaven and hell. In juxtaposition to Handel’s baroque style, this concert features a world premiere by choreographer Maria Gillespie that carefully pairs sophisticated repertoire with her authentically raw movement aesthetic, highlighting secular works in the polyphonic style.
$35** Premiere Seating
$22** Student/Senior (62+)/Artist/Military
$18** Obstructed Seating
*Advanced ticket sales preferred. Door sales will be open for patrons but not guaranteed.
**$0.75 ticket fee is applied to each ticket