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Harmonia Chamber Singers re-ignite glowing tradition

The Harmonia Chamber Singers have a tradition, a candlelight a cappella celebration that they call “Into Light.” In the words of the choir, this is music of “light and darkness, space and time, hope and rebirth, Lent and Easter.”

Buffalo may discover, or rediscover, this luminous tradition on March 5 and 6 when the singers gather again in candlelight to sing music both old and new. On the program is the Miserere of Giuseppe Allegri. This is the top-secret piece that the young Mozart heard in the Sistine Chapel and wrote out from memory. The evening also includes music of Gustav Holst, Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan and Harmonia’s composer in residence, Rob Deemer. Also in the mix are a spiritual and for “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square.”

The concert takes place at two historic churches. The first performance is at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at St. Louis Church (35 Edward St.). The second is at 7 p.m. March 6 at Saints Peter and Paul Church (5480 Main St., Williamsville).

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