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‘Seven Last Words of Christ’ set for service, concert

Early Dutch painter Quentin Matsys (1466-1529) created this triptych “Christ on the Cross With Donor.” A slide show of artwork will accompany the Musicians of Ma’alwyck’s “Seven Last Words of Christ.”
Early Dutch painter Quentin Matsys (1466-1529) created this triptych “Christ on the Cross With Donor.” A slide show of artwork will accompany the Musicians of Ma’alwyck’s “Seven Last Words of Christ.”
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Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the artistic director for Musicians of Ma’alwyck, is always on the lookout for something special to program. Last year, she was talking with local organist Alfred Fedak about pieces when he made a suggestion she couldn’t turn down. “I have a thing for Haydn’s music,” Barker Schwartz said. “It’s one of my passions. Al suggested his ‘Seven Last Words of Christ.’ ” She knew the work took about 70 minutes when it was ...


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