The Canticum Novum Singers

"Chamber choruses don't come any better..." — The New York Times

Our 2017-2018 Season

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THE 6 BACH MOTETS

James Kennerley, Organ

Admission: $25 general; $20 Students/Seniors

2 Performances

May 13, 2017 at 8 PM: St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
May 21, 2017 at 3 PM: St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC

“Bach’s motets are among the most perfect of all his works. Through their extraordinary complexity and density they make colossal demands of everyone who performs them, requiring stamina, exceptional virtuosity and sensitivity to the abrupt changes of mood and texture, as well as to the exact meaning of each word. With their skillful use of canon, fugue and counterpoint, the brilliant exploitation of double-choir sonorities and the tautness of their structural organization, each of them is challenging in its own way and endlessly fascinating. Above all they can touch the listener as well as the performer, revealing Bach’s essentially compassionate nature, his dance-like joy in the praise of God and his total certitude in the contemplation of death.”

- John Elliot Gardiner

Tickets are available at the door or in advance from Brown Paper Tickets below.

May 13
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May 21
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ChoralFest USA
with The New York Virtuoso Singers

Admission: FREE; reserved seating: $40

June 3, 2017 at 3 PM: Symphony Space, NYC

Each year ChoralFest USA highlights the wealth of musical talent across the country. The Canticum Novum Singers joins over a dozen accomplished choirs from our region and beyond to reinforce a passion for American, and other, choral music. Audience members are free to come and go as they please during this marathon concert, which runs until 10 PM.

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