The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Welcomes Instrumentalists, Singers, and Music Lovers to Take #refugeinmusic
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Doors at 6:30 pm
Performance 7:00 – 8:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan
Extending a musical welcome to all supporters of immigrant rights, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to host #refugeinmusic on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112thStreet).
Instrumentalists, singers, and music lovers are invited to participate and take refuge in the sounds of Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Fauré. This community-orchestrated concert will be a show of support for refugees, reaffirming the Cathedral’s commitment to the New York City community and to all immigrants, whose impact makes America great.
Instrumentalists: RSVP to [email protected], and we will have music on hand for you to play.
Singers: Bring your own scores; you will find selections on CPDL if you do not own scores.
Music lovers: Just come and sit anywhere you like!
Repertoire (music of hope and consolation):
- Bach: Dona nobis pacem & Qui tollis peccata mundi (from the Mass in B Minor)
- Brahms: Selig sind die toten & Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (from German Requiem, movement 1)
- Fauré: Libera me, Domine (from Requiem)
- Mendelssohn: Verleigh uns Frieden Gnädiglich (“Grant us peace”)
- Mendelssohn: He, watching over Israel & Cast thy burden (from Elijah)
- Mozart: Recordare, Confutatis & Lacrymosa (from Requiem, Süssmayr version)
This event is sponsored by the Music Department at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and will feature Director of Music & Organist Kent Tritle, Associate Director Raymond Nagem, Associate Choirmaster Bryan Zaros, Stephen Biegner, Anna Lenti, Arthur Fiacco, Jorge Avila, and the Cathedral Choirs.
For more information about the evening and to RSVP, please visit the Cathedral’s event page.