Photo by Mika Yrjölä via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Mika Yrjölä via Wikimedia Commons

 

MESSIAHS FALSE AND TRUE BY REX ISENBERG
(WORLD PREMIERE)

Saturday, March 7, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City

The centerpiece of the March concert is a new work commissioned by Cantori New York from Rex Isenberg, one of our own members. Messiahs False and True examines mankind’s gravitation toward charismatic individuals within their communities and elevate them to prominence in times of crisis, in the hopes that they will lead them out of darkness. What becomes of a society that loses faith in its chosen leader?  What becomes of the leader him/herself?  And what can be done to keep our leaders from failing us? 

Joining us will be the wonderful Kathleen Chalfant, an Obie Award-winning powerhouse of stage and screen.

For chamber choir, organ, bass drum and narrator

We will also sing of prophesies both frightening and fantastical: a biblical foretelling of doom in The Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis; and Leonardo da Vinci's ultra-futuristic musings in Siegfried Thiele's Prophezeiungen.

 


Season at a glance


The Jazzman, His Wife and the Persian Poet

A new composition by Dutch composer Jacques Bank exploring the relationship between Charlie "Bird" Parker and his wife, Chan. Also featuring Tom Nazziola's Mediterranean Trilogy.

November 8th & November 9th, 2014

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A Cantori Holiday

Our annual celebration of the holiday season, with traditional carols, new arrangements and plenty of winter cheer.

December 6th & December 7th, 2014


Messiahs False and True

Featuring a new composition for chamber choir, clarinet, cello and narrator by Rex Isenberg. Plus, Thomas Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah and Siegfried Thiele's Prophezeiungen.

March 7th, 2015


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Pedro Páramo

Music from tales and verse chronicling love, estrangement, destruction and loneliness, including a new commission by Colombian-American composer, Alba Potes, based on one of Juan Rulfo's most famous novels.

May 9th & May 16th, 2015