2014-2015 Musica Sacra Season

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Musica Sacra's Next Concert:

Musica Sacra at the Cathedral of St. John the DivineWed., March 4, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Contemporary Composers: Juraj Filas, Michael Gilbertson, Robert Paterson, and Judith Lang Zaimont
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue  

Kent Tritle, conductor
Michael Sheetz, conductor*
Lianne Coble, soprano

John Tiranno, tenor
Malcolm Merriweather, baritone
Arthur Fiacco, cello
Walter Hilse and Raymond Nagem, organists

JURAJ FILAS  The Wisdom of the Wise Old Man – World Premiere
MICHAEL GILBERTSON  Returning – World Premiere
ROBERT PATERSON  Lux Aeterna – World Premiere
JUDITH LANG ZAIMONT  Parable, A Tale of Abram and Isaac*

Continuing its commitment to expanding the choral repertoire, Musica Sacra dedicates its final concert of the season to three world premieres, including The Wisdom of the Wise Old Man by Juraj Filas, Returning by Michael Gilbertson, Lux Aeterna by Robert Paterson, as well as Parable, A Tale of Abram and Isaac by Judith Lang Zaimont. The performance is made possible with generous support from The Sorel Organization and Joanne Spellun.

The Sorel Foundation

Paterson CDNew! Robert Paterson Recording

On March 4, 2015, Musica Sacra will release its second recording under the direction of Kent Tritle: an album of vocal works by Robert Paterson, the award-winning composer and founder of the American Modern Ensemble, that includes eight works, including Lux Aeterna, which was written expressly for Musica Sacra and will receive its world première on March 4, 2015, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Click here to learn more

Composer Robert Paterson


Messages to MyselfMessages to Myself  CD


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MUSICA SACRA has a long history of releasing recordings to further the mission of sharing the finest choral music to the widest range of listeners possible. Most recently, MUSICA SACRA released a new studio recording entitled Messages to Myself  featuring contemporary works for a cappella chorus. It was recorded in 2011 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and is released on the independent classical label MSR Classics. It marks Musica Sacra’s first commercial release since 1993 and its first under the direction of Kent Tritle as Music Director and Conductor. The album for a cappella chorus features works composed exclusively in the last twenty-five years and includes commissions by Musica Sacra of compositions of composers Daniel Brewbaker and Michael Gilbertson.

Composers and works  |  Read the American Record Guide review