NAU School of Music celebrates music inspired by the Reformation

The Northern Arizona University School of Music presents Reformation 500a concert to celebrate a time in history that inspired some of the most stirring and beautiful music in the Western world, said School of Music director Todd Sullivan.

“Reformation 500: A Musical Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation” is at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in NAU’s Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. The concert will feature the NAU Chamber Orchestra, directed by Daniel O’Bryant; the NAU Shrine of Ages Choir, directed by Edith Copley; and the Alpine Early Music Ensemble, which Sullivan directs. The music honors the historic Reformation and the 95 Theses book by Martin Luther.

“The tradition that followed the Reformation encouraged Bach, Mendelssohn and more,” Sullivan said. “The music on our program spans the first 300 years of the Reformation, from medieval plainchant to Renaissance polyphony to baroque cantata and poly-choral music to romantic symphony.”

Tickets, which can be purchased in advance at the Central Ticket Office or at the door the day-of, are $10 for adults, $5 seniors and NAU employees and free for students and children.

Free parking for the show is available in lots P13, P3 and P8. A campus map can be found online.


NAU Communications