Chorus sine nomine © M. Wustinger
We 20 Sep 19:30
Old Cathedral Linz
Chorus sine nomine
past event
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Choir concert in the Old Cathedral

Under the direction of Johannes Hiemetsberger, the Chorus sine nomine, in interplay with organist Melissa Dermastia, presents a program dedicated to two central female figures of Christian mythology, traversing musical history from the medieval sounds of Hildegard von Bingen to contemporary works by James MacMillan and Ola Gjeilos. In addition to the Virgin Mary, who is sung about in almost countless masterpieces of choral literature, the focus will be on St. Cecilia of Rome, who has been immortalized in sound by numerous composers as the patron saint of (church) music.


Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179)

„Ave generosa“ (o. J.) 

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)

A Hymn to the Virgin (1930, rev. 1934)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525–1594)

„Cantantibus organis“ (1575) 

Marc’Antonio Cavazzoni (c. 1485-after 1569) 

Intabulierung of a „Salve Virgo“-motet, from: Recerchari, motetti, canzoni, Libro primo (1523)

Annibale Stabile (c. 1545–1595) 

Francesco Soriano (1548/49–1621) 

Giovanni Andrea Dragoni (c. 1540–1598) 

Kyrie of the Missa „Cantantibus organis“ (late 1580s)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina


Giovanni Andrea Dragoni (c. 1540–1598)

Gloria of the Missa "Cantantibus organis" (end of the 1580s)

Claudio Merulo (1533–1604)

Toccata prima del primo tuono, from: Toccate d'intavolatura d'organo, Libro primo (1598) 

Annibale Stabile (c. 1545–1595)

Francesco Soriano (1548/49–1621)

Ruggero Giovannelli (c. 1555–1625) 

Credo of the Missa "Cantantibus organis" (end of the 1580s)

Prospero Santini (fl. 1591–1614) 

Sanctus of the Missa "Cantantibus organis" (end of the 1580s)

Curzio Mancini (c. 1552-after 1611)

Agnus Dei of the Missa "Cantantibus organis" (end of the 1580s)

Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter (1936–2003)

Marian Stations. Meditations on the relief panels of the Kefermarkt altar for organ (1988) 

Benjamin Britten

Hymn to St Cecilia, op. 27 (1941-42)

Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)

Offertoire (la Madone), No. 3 from: La Nef sacrée. Recueil de pièces pour orgue, op. 171 (1928) 

Ola Gjeilo (* 1978) 

„Ave generosa“ (2017)


„Mariam, matrem virginem, attolite“, from: Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th century)

James MacMillan (* 1959)

„Cecilia Virgo“ (2012) 


Melissa Dermastia | Organ

Chorus sine nomine

Johannes Hiemetsberger | Management