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Upcoming Concerts

Angelus: Sacred Early Music Concert
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Founders Chapel, Founders Hall, USD
Johann Sebastian Bach: Three Cantatas, with Commentary by Dr. Pfau.

Featuring guest vocal soloists Rita Lilly--soprano; Christopher Fritzsche--haute-contre; Scott Whitaker--tenor; Ben Kazez, bass; with the Bay Area's Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, David Wilson, concert master; Marianne Pfau, directing.
Tickets available at
and at the door. $15; $12; $10.

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Bridges Academy Lecture

On February 10, 2016, (Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent), from 10-11:30am, Dr. Pfau will give an introduction to the 2016 Angelus Lenten Program, in a Bridges Academy lecture on Bach’s cantatas 146, 68, and 96. This will include live demonstrations of his instruments and audio examples of the music performed on February 20 2016 on the Angelus Series. To register, please go to

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Dr. Marianne Pfau, Director

The 'Angelus Concert Series of Sacred Early Music' was established in 2007 with a gift of Cynthia Haney, honoring the memory of her late husband Dr. Michael Haney of the USD Psychology Department and his devotion to music. Offered in the exquisite setting and splendid acoustics of USD's Founders Chapel, the series brings performances of sacred music from the Middle Ages through the Early Classical Era, featuring period instruments and historical performance practices.

Tax-decuctible donations to the "Michael & Cynthia Haney Sacred Early Music Fund" are welcome and encouraged.

About the Director

Professor Marianne Pfau, PhDMarianne R. Pfau, Ph. D., Professor of Music

Dr. Pfau heads the music history and literature program at USD, and teaches special interdisciplinary courses with faculty from the literature, theology, philosophy, and political science departments. She received her doctorate in historical musicology from Stony Brook University in New York, with a dissertation on Hildegard von Bingen. Prior to coming to the US, she obtained graduate degrees and a solo diploma in historical performance practices and in early wind instruments from the Musikhochschule Hamburg, and holds a licentiate in music therapy from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.