Tuesday, April 5
7:30 PM - 9 PM
Cathedral Choir & Orchestra of St. John the Divine
Kent Tritle & Bryan Zaros, conductors
Nola Richardson, soprano
Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone
The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra perform a concert spanning from Vivaldi’s endearing Concerto in D Minor to the stirring a cappella Stabat Mater by Alissa Firsova. The rarely-performed 1947 version of Francis Poulenc’s Litanies to the Black Virgin, here orchestrated for strings and timpani, reflects a time of deep spiritual crisis in the composer’s life. You will hear the influence of Mozart in Brazilian composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia’s Requiem. Garcia, whose background reflected the multiracial heritage of his native Brazil, wrote this poignant work in 1816 on the death of the beloved Portuguese Queen, Maria I, and Garcia’s own mother.
Please note, the Cathedral requires proof of vaccination to attend liturgical, non-liturgical, and ticketed events. All attendees and/or ticketholders must be fully vaccinated (received the final dose at least 14 days before the performance date). At check-in, ticketholders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the NYS Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of the vaccination card and a valid ID).