We’re proud to announce Musica Sacra’s 2023-24 season!

Celebrating 60 years of professional choral music

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Musica Sacra Chorus
Kent Tritle, music director/conductor

Join us for an extraordinary experience of a cappella choral music – be surrounded by a kaleidoscope of sound as singers move through the candlelit spaces surrounding the Cathedral’s Great Choir singing music ranging from Whitacre and Tavener to Pärt, Byrd, Florence Price and much more. This sonic immersion experience is not to be missed!

DANIEL FICARRI – Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (World Premiere)
ARVO PÄRT – Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Mother of God)
WILLIAM BYRD  “Christie, qui lux es”
ANTONIO LOTTI  “Crucifixus”
FLORENCE PRICE  “Resignation”
JOHN TAVENER  “Funeral Ikos”
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  “Hymn to the Virgin”
CARLOTTA FERRARI  “Songs for Hildegard”
DAVID LANG  “make peace”
ERIC WHITACRE  “Nox Aurumque”
ROBERT A. HARRIS  “How can I keep from singing? “
Trad. American folk song, arr. Erb  “Shenandoah”
Gregorian chant

Tickets $35-$75 | Students $20

Handel’s Messiah
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Musica Sacra Chorus & Orchestra
Kent Tritle, music director/conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Joseph Parrish, bass-baritone

Immerse yourself in the Baroque splendor of Handel’s Messiah – with period bows and techniques, choral mastery, and a stellar cast of soloists led by Metropolitan Opera star Susanna Phillips – all in the glorious acoustics of Carnegie Hall. Handel’s Hallelujah rings in our 60th season as New York’s longest running professional chorus. Witness the enduring magic of this iconic masterpiece under the direction of music director and conductor Kent Tritle.

Tickets $25-$110

Spirit and Splendor:
Schütz & Handel
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Musica Sacra Chorus & Orchestra
Kent Tritle, music director/conductor
Elisse Albian and Emily Donato, sopranos
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
Richard Pittsinger, tenor
Nathaniel Sullivan, bass- baritone
Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone

Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien — the first German requiem — is rich in its choral textures and variation. The splendor of Handel’s famously challenging Dixit Dominus showcases the virtuosity of the Musica Sacra Chorus with a marvelous cast of soloists. These and other gems of the Baroque era have been signature works throughout Musica Sacra’s 60 years of music making!

Tickets $35-$75 | Students $20

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