'THE SOUL REJOICES'
Wednesday, May 15, 2013—8 PM
The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Columbus Avenue at West 60th Street
Musica Sacra Chorus and Continuo
Kent Tritle, conductor
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI Magnificat for Six Voices
ARVO PÄRT Magnificat
JOHN TAVENER Svyati
with Arthur Fiacco, cello
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Kyrie for double choir
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Heilig for double choir
J.S. BACH Singet dem Herrn
Music Director Kent Tritle has created a program that spans centuries of choral music: from the Magnificat of Monterverdi’s Vespers of 1610 to the Magnificat of contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Die deutsche Liturgi by Mendelssohn and Svyati composed by John Tavener complete The Soul Rejoices. Conveniently located between Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle is easily reached by concert-goers.
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2013–2014 SEASON CONCERT DATES
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Review: Outbursts of Full-Bodied Joy - Musica Sacra in Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ at Carnegie Hall
The New York Times, December 21, 2012
Messages to Myself CD
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