Musica Sacra Announces 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

Musica Sacra, New York’s elite professional chorus led by Music Director Kent Tritle, has announced its 2023-24 slate, which will incidentally be its 60th anniversary season.

Musica Sacra introduces “Re:Soundings,” an immersive concert in 360° in the candlelit Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Performance Date: Oct. 17, 2023

Händel’s “Messiah” will be performed at Carnegie Hall, with period bows and performance practices. Soloists include soprano Susanna Phillips, countertenor Clifton Massey, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, and bass-baritone Joseph Parrish. Kent Tritle conducts.

Performance Date: Dec. 20, 2023

Musica Sacra’s spring concert is a Baroque program of the 17th-century German-language requiem “Musikalische Exequien” by Heinrich Schütz and Händel’s virtuosic Latin psalm setting “Dixit Dominus” – two signature works championed by the group’s founder, Richard Westenburg.

The concert, which is set to be performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, will feature sopranos Elisse Albian and Emily Donato, contralto Kirsten Sollek, tenor Richard Pittsinger, and bass-baritones Nathaniel Sullivan and Joseph Beutel.

Performance Date: March 19, 2024

The season will also include Collaborations with New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet.