Cathedral Choral Society: Solitude and Joy

Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 4:00pm

Hymns, chants, and anthems invoke awe in the brilliance of the stars and earth, inviting wonder and contemplation. Features music for choir, cello and organ, including the premiere of two new pieces written specifically for the Cathedral space.

Our musical journey follows this lyrical prose by writer Pascal Quignard.

"Without solitude, without the test of time, without the passion for silence, without the excitation and retention of the whole body, without a frightened stumbling, without wandering into a region of shade and invisibility, without memory of animality, without melancholy, without isolation in melancholy, there is no joy."

Gabriel Jackson, Creator of the Stars of Night
Sebastian Currier, Sanctus from Night Mass
Herbert Howells, Behold, O God Our Defender
John Tavener, Svyati
Alex Berko, Lincoln (world premiere)
Herbert Howells, I Would Be True
James MacMillan, A New Song
Pēteris Vasks, Grãmata čellam
Arvo Pärt, Salve Regina
Ēriks Ešenvalds, 85 (world premiere)
Herbert Howells, O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
Maurice Duruflé, Notre Père

Donald Nally, guest conductor
Grammy-winning conductor of Philadelphia-based new-music choir The Crossing

Thomas Mesa, cello
Winner of the 2016 Sphinx Competition

Scott Dettra, organ
Former Principal Organist at Washington National Cathedral

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  • Dates Offered
    • March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm