Sunday, February 19 | 4:30 PM
First Lutheran Church | 280 Broadway | www.flc-lynn.org
Just in time for the snow (that came and went), First Lutheran Church invites you to a free performance of Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey). This piece will be performed by George Heath, an accomplished singer from New York, accompanied by David Greatrix,
our Director of Music, on piano. The concert will be preceded by a
brief lecture on the piece at 4:00 PM and followed by refreshments.
First Lutheran Church is a handicapped-accessible congregation that
is welcoming and affirming of all people. Located in Wyoma Square, just
behind Walgreens. On-site and street parking available; MBTA Bus 434,
About the piece:
Schubert’s Winterreise is an exploration of the hardships of
winter. It also explores the feelings of lost love, regret, and the
acceptance of one’s ultimate fate. The season of winter serves as an
allegory for the dark recesses of one’s own mind. Occasionally we are
greeted by the flower filled hopes of May, or sitting warmly next to the
hearth. These however, are fleeting thoughts, for as soon as we are
comfortably greeted by the glow of a cheer filled home, we are once
again trudging in the snow consoled only the rattling of chains and the
howling of dogs. Thoughts of the one we loved will cause tears which
will melt the snow below us, only to be frozen over again.
Composed in 1827, and published in 1828, Schubert’s Winterreise stands
as one of the most monumental achievements in German Lied. A cycle of 24
songs, Schubert masterfully set the stirring poetry of Willhelm Müller.
The pianist serves not as accompanist, but rather as a partner in
creating effects. Beloved by singers and pianists alike, Winterreise provides a haunting journey for all who partake in its presentation.