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 is a meditation on visionaries and charlatans - those who have seen and shaped the future. 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