Live from Hochstein: Musica Spei

Live from Hochstein: Musica Spei

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Find peace and hope with the Musica Spei singing favorite choral masterworks from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

WXXI and Hochstein School of Music and Dance present Musica Spei on May 18th at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

For two decades, the vocal ensemble Musica Spei (Music of Hope) has worked collaboratively, without a conductor, to bring choral masterworks of the medieval and renaissance periods to audiences in western New York. The ensemble’s emphasis and particular specialty is the sacred music of the middle ages and renaissance, with forays into related territory. Whether it’s a sacred mass, Gregorian chant, a motet featuring a single verse of ancient scripture, a lovelorn French chanson, or a medieval mystery play, Musica Spei has sought to restore life to timeless music that continues to resonate with modern listeners.

Hosted by Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami, Live from Hochstein is the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York. Broadcast live from the Hochstein Performance Hall (50 North Plymouth Ave. in Rochester), the series presents performances by some of the finest artists from the Rochester area’s musical community. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour.

Live from Hochstein repeats that same day at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3, and streaming online at

To learn more about the series, and to see a complete schedule of performances, visit