The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents
The Wingèd Lion
A Concert Celebrating The Crossroads Between The East & West
Last Choral Concert of 2014–2015 Great Music in a Great Space Season
Thursday, May 14th
7:30- 9:00 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
The Chapel of St. James
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its final choral concert for the 2014–2015 Great Music in a Great Space season with The Wingèd Lion: Venice and the Orient, a concert featuring the Cathedral Choir and world music ensemble Rose of the Compass. This musical exploration of Venice from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 18th Century, when trade between Europe and the Levant created an artistic breeding grounds and cultural exchange, will take place in the Chapel of Saint James on Thursday, May 14th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.
Under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading choral conductors, the Cathedral Choir and Rose of the Compass celebrate the richly varied music of Venice during this millennium from Croatian chant, to Monteverdi, a nod to Stravinsky, as well as traditional music from Armenia, Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean. This musical fusion will transport you back in time to the bustling streets of Venice and the cultural exchange between the East and West.
Great Music in a Great Space is a series of public concerts inspired by world musical traditions and the Cathedral’s 100-year history of diverse and exhilarating musical events. Re-launched in 2011, Great Music in a Great Space resumes and re-imagines the legendary Cathedral concert and recital series from the 1980s, which showcased the most exciting composers and performers in the world of choral and orchestral music, consistently drawing capacity crowds. The concerts introduce a broad array of cultural idioms and explore choral, organ and orchestral music from around the world as well as from the Anglican tradition.
Tickets start at $25. For more information on this and future 2014/2015 series performances or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/12593/great-music-in-a-great-space-the-wingd-lion.