Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8pm

JOHN CORIGLIANO Psalm No. 8 for choir and organVIRGIL THOMSON Three Antiphonal Psalms

BOBBY MCFERRIN Psalm 23

NICO MUHLY I Cannot Attain Unto It (Psalm 139), commissioned by the MCE in 2005

MARTHA SULLIVAN Esa Enai (Psalm 121)

JAMES BASSI Psalm 117

CHRISTIAN CAREY Psalm 100 (Jubilate Deo)

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms

Three new works commissioned by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble from James Bassi, Christian Carey and Martha Sullivan will be premiered alongside illustrations by New York artist Brett Helquist (best known for the children’s books Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), bringing to life these ancient poems in one of New York’s most beautiful churches. Following music by John Corigliano, Virgil Thomson, Bobby McFerrin and Nico Muhly, the program will conclude with Leonard Bernstein’s luminous Chichester Psalms.

 

The Church of the Holy Trinity

316 East 88th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues

New York City, 10128 

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