Announcing Musica Sacra's 2017-2018 Season

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Musica SacraWednesday, October 25, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Kent Tritle, conductor

Schütz, Bach, Brahms, and Bruckner

Johann Sebastian Bach  Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf and Fürchte dich nicht
Heinrich Schütz  Three selections from Psalmen Davids
Johannes Brahms  Fest und Gedenksprüche and Ich aber bin elend
Anton Bruckner  Ave Maria and Virga Jesse

Single tickets: $25-$75


Handel's MessiahThursday, December 21, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Adam Lau, bass

Handel's Messiah

Single tickets: $15-$100


Musica Sacra

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Kent Tritle, conductor

Light of Light: Music of Lassus, Lauridsen, and Leonin, with Gregorian Chant

Léonin  Alleluia Pascha nostrum
Lassus  Motet, Missa super Osculetur me, and Surgens Jesus
Josquin  Ave Maria
Lauridsen  O nata lux
Oldham  My Lord, thou art in every breath I take
Gregorian Mass for Quasi modo Sunday
Victimae paschali laudes 

Single tickets: $25-$75

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All three concerts for $92-$200; $52 for students and seniors

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Paterson CDRobert Paterson Recording

On March 4, 2015, Musica Sacra released its second recording under the direction of Kent Tritle: an album of vocal works by Robert Paterson, the award-winning composer and founder of the American Modern Ensemble, that includes eight works, including Lux Aeterna, which was written expressly for Musica Sacra and received its world première on March 4, 2015, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Learn more

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 Messages to MyselfMessages to Myself  CD

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MUSICA SACRA has a long history of releasing recordings to further the mission of sharing the finest choral music to the widest range of listeners possible. Most recently, MUSICA SACRA released a new studio recording entitled Messages to Myself  featuring contemporary works for a cappella chorus. It was recorded in 2011 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and is released on the independent classical label MSR Classics. It marks Musica Sacra’s first commercial release since 1993 and its first under the direction of Kent Tritle as Music Director and Conductor. The album for a cappella chorus features works composed exclusively in the last twenty-five years and includes commissions by Musica Sacra of compositions of composers Daniel Brewbaker and Michael Gilbertson.

Composers and works  |  Read the American Record Guide review