Schola Antiqua Returns to The Cloisters
In October 2016, Schola Antiqua was invited to The Met Cloisters in connection with the exhibit "Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People under Heaven." The group returns to the stunning 12th c. Fuentidueña Chapel at the Cloisters on November 24, 2019 for two performances of the program "Maximilian's Musical Armory," developed specially for the temporary exhibit "The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I," which is offered in the quincentennial year of the death of the first Holy Roman Emperor. The program that Schola Antiqua has crafted for the occasion highlights music in the circle of Maximilian, one of the greatest artistic patrons of the Renaissance, and features luxuriant vocal music by composers in service to the emperor, as well as poignant works commemorating his death in 1519. Schola Antiqua also explores the breathtaking sound of extremely low voices, which played no small role in the sound world of Maximilian I. Ticket info.