The Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra continue to set standards of excellence in the New York cultural scene!
In October, we open our season with the music of Bach, Schütz, Brahms, and Bruckner in the Great Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. We feature two of J.S. Bach’s glorious motets, along with music both festive and introspective from the German Baroque and Romantic schools.
In December, you’ll hear our acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah in our favorite venue, Carnegie Hall, with a stellar cast of soloists. Metropolitan Opera soprano Kathryn Lewek and 2017 Grand Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera Competition, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, as well as tenor Joshua Blue and bass Adam Lau, are just four of the many reasons you’ll want to join us for the joy of the holiday season! We take great pride in presenting Messiah in its complete, uncut form, while taking advantage of some of Handel’s most interesting variants.
In March, we present our final concert of the season, again in the Cathedral’s Great Choir, with a transcendent program of music spanning 1,000 years. You’ll hear Gregorian chant, Notre Dame organum, and music of the great Flemish composers Josquin and Lassus. Sumptuous pieces by American composers Morten Lauridsen and Kevin Oldham round out this program.
We are also thrilled to announce that the Concert Choir of the Newark Boys Chorus School will be joining us with pre-concert recitals on both evenings at the Cathedral as part of Musica Sacra’s education outreach program.
These concerts can only take place through the generosity of our supporters. I invite you to subscribe and to join the Friends of Musica Sacra on whatever level you are able to contribute. Together we will keep alive and vital the best of choral music-making in this wonderful city!
Kent Tritle, Music Director