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Dear Friends and Patrons,

For the safety of our public, musicians and staff, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Musica Sacra has made the difficult decision to postpone our May 18 “Under the Arches” concert to Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Here are the following options for ticket holders:

  • You can donate the value of your unused ticket(s) to Musica Sacra. The value of your ticket would be of immense help to us during this challenging time. To donate your ticket(s), please indicate your intention in an email to mhanke@musicasacrany.com.
  • We will honor your current ticket(s) at our rescheduled date of October 20, 2020. If you are unable to attend, we will apply the ticketed amount to another concert during our upcoming season. Please indicate your intention in an email to mhanke@musicasacrany.com.

What we are doing to confront the pandemic’s impact on our schools:

Now, more than ever, Musica Sacra is actively engaged in meeting the music education and performance needs of our community. We have begun a dialogue with Title 1 schools where music classes face curtailment during this public health emergency. It is our hope to find ways to enhance distance learning through live interaction and video content courtesy of our talented artists.

Musica Sacra wants to bring our voices to you! Each week, we will be dipping into our archives to bring outstanding choral out-takes to you. We can’t wait to be together again in person but hope in the meantime that you will connect with us digitally.


How you can help:

Musica Sacra is facing considerable difficulty as a result of COVID-19. We ask that you help sustain our 50-year tradition of artistic excellence with a tax-deductible contribution. Your donation will ensure that our music lives on and that our educational outreach continues.

Warm regards,


Mark Hanke
Musica Sacra Executive Director


Under the Arches: Music of Bach, Brahms, Bruckner, and Rheinberger
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:30 PM

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Kent Tritle, conductor

J. S. BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm
BRAHMS Schaffe in mir, Gott
BRUCKNER Os Justi
RHEINBERGER Cantus Missae

Rheinberger’s stunning Mass for Double Choir in E-Flat Major, ‘Cantus Missae,’ frames this a cappella concert. Sublime motets of Brahms and Bruckner plus Bach’s Komm, Jesu, Komm complete this evening of soaring and uplifting music.

7 PM―Pre-concert recital by the Newark Boys Chorus School

Tickets $45-$75 | Seniors $30 | Students $20

Program Notes


Listen to the Spotify playlist for this concert: