Society for Universal Sacred Music Presents Roger Davidson’s Unispace, Performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers on September 21 at New York’s St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal ChurchPosted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement
The Society for Universal Sacred Music, Harold Rosenbaum, Artistic Director, will present Roger Davidson’s Unispace for choir, piano, organ and percussion, performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers, Maestro Rosenbaum conducting, on Saturday, September 21 – 8:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 87th St. at West End Ave. in Manhattan.
Unispace, written in 1982, is the first serious choral work about the universal value of working in and exploring outer space. It was inspired by the 1982 United Nations conference on the peaceful uses of outer space and was performed in major cities as a benefit for UNICEF. The performance will feature a multimedia display of imagery from NASA.
The September 21 performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-241-0303 or visit http://www.universalsacredmusic.org/.
Roger Davidson has been a composer from an early age. Born in Paris in 1952, he began teaching himself the piano at the age of four and started taking violin lessons at eight. His recordings include One God, One World and Missa Universalis (Soundbrush Records), both of which include choral works representing the beginnings of what he later termed “universal sacred music.” Mandala, an orchestral work, was a finalist in the 1983 St. Paul Chamber Orchestra composers’ competition. The work was later recorded on the CD Mandala (MMC Recordings) that features soloists Richard Stolzman and Jeffrey Silberschlag. Visit him at http://www.rogerdavidsonmusic.net/.