Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Premiere David Briggs’ ‘Stabat Mater’

Continuing its 2022-23 season “Great Music in a Great Space,” The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will give David Briggs’ “Stabat Mater” its world premiere as part of the Cathedral’s “Light of Paradise” concert. Kent Tritle conducts the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra. Briggs’s “Stabat Mater” was a co-commission with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, and features the Cathedral {…}

Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Present ‘Heaven’s Door’

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is set to present “Heaven’s Door” on April 5, 2022. The program will feature Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor; Alissa Firsova’s a cappella “Stabat Mater;” José Maurício Nuñes-Garcia’s “Requiem;” and the New York premiere of the later orchestration for strings and timpani of Francis Poulenc’s “Litanies to the Black Virgin.” The soloists will include {…}

Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Stream Weekly Concert Series

(Credit: Simon.Absonditus) The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will present a weekly series of streamed musical concerts, beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The concerts, featuring members of the Cathedral’s music department, will be streamed from the Cathedral’s Facebook page and YouTube channel; the showcase will also be available on the Cathedral’s website. The first concert, “Improvisations from Ipswich,” will feature artist-in-residence David {…}

Baritone Gregory Purnhagen to Star in Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s ‘Cathedral Christmas’ Concert

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is set to present “Fantasias and Carols: A Cathedral Christmas” on Dec. 14, 2019. The event will feature music by such composers as Giovanni Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, David Wilcocks, Donald Fraser, and Marcelo Dupré, and George Frideric Handel. The performance will be led by music director Kent Tritle alongside {…}

Oratorio Society Of New York To Open Its 2019-20 Season At Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

The Oratorio Society of New York will kick off its four-concert season early next month at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. OSNY is set to present “two touchstone works of 20th century choral repertoire that shine in the cathedral’s resonant acoustic” – Maurice Duruflé’s masterpiece Requiem, and excerpts from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers.” Featured performers will include contralto Kirsten Sollek, {…}