April 2018Josquin Des Prez: Missa Pange Lingua G.F. Handel: Chandos Anthem Selections
The Canticum Novum Singers
with James Adams, Organ
"Returning to conduct Josquin Des Prez's Missa Pange Lingua, as I do every ten years or so, I am struck more than ever not only by the perfection of this, the greatest and most profound piece before Bach, but its transcendent beauty and utter serenity it exudes. Perhaps in this deeply troubled time we live in, it will give solace to those who are fortunate to bask in it, and perhaps even optimism and long-lasting joy."
- Harold Rosenbaum
Handel’s Chandos Anthems are truly little-known masterpieces. Overshadowed by operas and the Messiah, they certainly deserve to be heard regularly. From the Psalms, Handel chose the Biblical texts himself, as he always preferred to do, and then molded the music to fit the mood and spirit of the words. Each anthem begins with a Sinfonia or Sonata. The body of each anthem consists of arias and choral movements. Never over-long or repetitive, they are always satisfying musically while constantly changing in mood.
For our performance, we present many of the finest choral movements from these anthems.2 Performances:
April 22, 2018 at 3 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church,
68 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY
Admission: $20 general; $10 Students
April 28, 2018 at 8 PM
Advent Lutheran Church,
93rd and Broadway, NYC Admission: $25 general; $20 Students/Seniors
Tickets are available at the door or in advance.
June 2, 2018 at 3 PM
95th Street and Broadway, NYC ChoralFest USA
with The Canticum Novum Singers
Each year ChoralFest USA highlights the wealth of musical talent across the country. The Canticum Novum Singers joins 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. For more information, please visit choralfestusa.org