2017-2018 Concert Series
Ensemble VIII has announced its 2017-2018 season, with five concerts planned for Austin audiences. This season’s concerts will be performed at two Austin venues: St. Louis Catholic Church Chapel and Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Tickets for individual concerts are $45 for priority seating (advance purchase only), $35 for regular seating and $10 for students (with ID). Tickets are available in advance online or at the door the evening of the performance, space permitting.
Ensemble VIII’s Remaining Concerts of the 2017-2018 Season Include:
Cathedrals of Mexico – Grand Polyphony of Puebla and Mexico City
- Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30 pm – Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church – Purchase Tickets for this Concert
- Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 pm – St. Louis Catholic Church Chapel – Purchase Tickets for this Concert
The exquisite Cathedrals of Puebla and of Mexico City boasted sacred music that rivalled that of Europe. Some of the earliest composers were of Spanish or Portuguese birth, but flourished in Mexico. Native composers took up the mantle and wrote works of the highest craft and inspiration. Featured in this concert are some of the finest sacred works composed in Mexico by composers including Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Gaspar Fernández, and Hernando Franco.