The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Announces its 2023-24 Season of Great Music In A Great SpaceBy Afton Wooten
Photo credit: Masataka Suemitsu
Kent Tritle leads the 2023-24 season of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Great Music In A Great Space.
This article only features vocals works.
Musica Sacra Chorus opens the season with “Re:Soundings.” The concert of Medieval, Renaissance and contemporary works also features a world premiere by Daniel Ficarri written for the spaces surrounding the Great Choir.
Performance Date: October 17, 2023
“The Joy of Christmas: Peace on Earth” is presented by the Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra. Bryan Zaros also conducts.
Performance Date: December 9, 2023
“Concert for Peace: Hearts, Hands and Forgotten Voices” includes African American Spirituals arranged by contemporary composers Adolphus Hailstork and Marques L.A. Garrett; “To the Hands” by Caroline Shaw; “she took his hands” by Nicholas Cline; and the world premiere of “Voices of Afghanistan” by Stanley Grill; all framed by music of J.S. Bach and culminating in “This Little Light of Mine.”
Performance Date: December 31, 2023
“Spirit and Splendor: Schütz & Handel” is performed by Musica Sacra Chorus with soloists sopranos Elisse Albian and Emily Donato, contralto Kirsten Sollek, tenor Richard Pittsinger, bass-baritones Nathaniel Sullivan and Joseph Beutel.
Performance Date: March 19, 2024
Audiences will enjoy Mozart’s “Coronation Mass, “K.317 and Bruckner’s “Te Deum” performed by soprano Eva Martinez, Sollek, tenor Paul D’Arcy, and Beutel.
Performance Date: April 20, 2024