Musica Sacra Performs the Works of Leonarda and Purcell

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall Auditorium
Musica Sacra choir

Musica Sacra returns to the music of Isabella Leonarda, an Ursuline nun from Novara, Italy. Musica Sacra will perform her Kyrie and Sonate terza, Op. 16, No. 3. Leonarda is exceptional for publishing more than 200 works in her lifetime—most composed after reaching the age of fifty. She is the first woman known to publish instrumental sonatas. Henry Purcell is the most important English-born composer before the 20th-century. His Te Deum and Jubilate were composed for the Anglican Church in the late 17th century.  Live Program Notes begins at 6:15 p.m.

You may purchase tickets at The Central Ticket Office by calling 816-235-6222, online at rockhurst.edu/mstickets or at the performance. Adult tickets are $22; senior citizens or student tickets cost $12.  Parking is available in the north parking garage (52nd St. and Troost Ave.) and in lots accessed through the campus entrance (54th and Troost Ave., Rockhurst.edu/map).