I've mentioned here a few times that I sing in a chorus, but I've never promoted the concerts on this site. Well, next weekend we have two concerts, one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, and they're going to be really fabulous. It would be great to see some Manhattan Contrarian readers there. For tickets, follow links below, or you can buy them at the door. Here are the specifics:
Perhaps the single greatest influence on western choral music has been the body of plainchant popularly attributed to Pope Gregory. This hour-long program features works inspired by Gregorian chant, culminating in Frank Martin’s stunning a cappella Mass for Double Choir.
Friday, May 13, 20167:30 pm
Church of Notre Dame
405 West 114th Street (just east of Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, NY 10025
Sunday, May 15, 20164:00 pm
Saint John’s Episcopal Church
139 John’s Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
$25 General Admission ($15 Senior/Student)
Click here for tickets or available at the door.
For more details, please visit dessoff.org.
JACOBSON: Psalm 114
Liber Usualis: Gregorian chant processional
BAIRSTOW: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
LOTTI: Crucifixus a 8
CASALS: O vos omnes
DURUFLÉ: Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op.1
BRUCKNER: Christus factus est, WAB 11
MENDELSSOHN: Mitten wir in Leben sind, Op.23, No.3
MARTIN: Mass for Double Choir