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You are the light
Musica Sacra with Rose of the Compass Digital Concert

Premiered on June 15 – available on-demand through July 15, 2021
A full-length concert recorded and filmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

You are the light is a full-length digital concert recorded and filmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Music Director and conductor Kent Tritle leads the Musica Sacra choir with instrumental ensemble Rose of the Compass in this stunning program that includes the world premiere of Duncan Patton’s There Will Come a Time, the concert premiere of Ara Dinkjian’s You are the light, Robert Sirota’s Immigrant Songs, and Armenian music performed by Rose of the Compass.

Musica Sacra
DUNCAN PATTON There Will Come A Time (World Premiere)
     Text by President Barack Obama
ERIC WHITACRE Nox Aurumque
     Text by Charles Anthony Silvestri

Musica Sacra & Rose of the Compass
ARA DINKJIAN You are the light  (Concert Premiere)
     Text by John Lewis
ROBERT SIROTA Immigrant Songs
     Text by Victoria Sirota

Rose of the Compass
GRIGOR NAREKATSI Havoon, Havoon
ARA DINKJIAN Offering
KIRECHJIAN AND VARDAPET Vart kaghelen goukas yar / Al Ayloughus Gorav
GOMIDAS VARDAPET Alagyaz / Chinar Es
ARA DINKJIAN Slide Dance
TRADITIONAL ARMENIAN Aparani Bar

Program Details

This concert was made possible by the generous support of Richard and Lois Pace and the Department of Cultural Affairs

About Musica Sacra

Since its founding in 1964 by conductor Richard Westenburg, the mission of Musica Sacra has been to create definitive, professional, choral performances of the highest caliber for the widest possible audience. It supports its mission by presenting concerts, recording, commissioning and performing new choral works, collaborating with other top tier performing arts organizations, and educating audiences, students, and the general public in the appreciation and history of choral music.

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