Welcome to Musica Sacra’s 2018-19 Season

Intimate Salon Concert

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Join us for an inspiring evening of live music located at a lovely Upper East Side apartment. This intimate concert will include keyboard preludes, arias and cello suites by J. S. Bach, as well as vocal selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” Soprano and Musica Sacra alumna Amy Justman will perform alongside cellist Arthur Fiacco and Music Director Kent Tritle.

Bach, Buxtehude & Scarlatti

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Cathedral of St. John the Divine—Great Choir
Kent Tritle, conductor
Michael Sheetz, conductor

J.S. BACH  Motet, BWV 225 “Singet dem herrn ein neues Lied”
BUXTEHUDE  Cantate Domino
SCARLATTI  Stabat Mater

J.S. Bach’s jubilant motet, Singet dem Herrn for double choir, plumbs the virtuosity of every singer. We’ll also perform music by Buxtehude, one of Bach’s heroes. His motet Cantate Domino continues the joyful theme, as does Scarlatti’s setting of the Te Deum and his tour-de-force for the chorus, Stabat Mater.

Pre-Concert Recital by the Newark Boys Chorus at 7:00 PM.

Handel’s Messiah

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Carnegie Hall
Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Daniel Moody, countertenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
John Brancy, baritone

Our annual, yet ever-renewed, performance of Messiah includes the award-winning baritone John Brancy and a stellar cast of soloists with the Musica Sacra Orchestra, complete with baroque bows and a focus on period performance practices. Don’t miss our Hallelujah and Worthy is the Lamb at Carnegie Hall.

Byrd, Whitacre & Tavener

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Cathedral of St. John the Divine—Great Choir
Kent Tritle, conductor
Arthur Fiacco, cello

BYRD  Mass for 5 Voices
WHITACRE  i thank You God
PAULUS  Pilgrims’ Hymn
GILBERTSON  World Premiere

Byrd’s Mass for 5 Voices frames this a cappella concert, which will sound otherworldly in the Cathedral. We’ll also present a new work by 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson and poet Kai Hoffman-Krull. Choral works by Eric Whitacre, Stephen Paulus and Sir John Tavener complete an evening of soothing and uplifting music.

Pre-Concert Recital by the Newark Boys Chorus at 7:00 PM.

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Other Upcoming Events

Friday, September 21, 2018
University of Michigan North Campus, Ann Arbor, MI
University Musical Society
Robert Ziegler, conductor
Musica Sacra,
Kent Tritle, Music Director

2001: A Space Odyssey  – screening with live score performance