Cantori & Musicatreize
November 5 & 6, St. Ignatius of Antioch
Cantori New York has the honor of hosting Musicatreize, an internationally-renowned new music ensemble based in Marseille, France and led by Roland Hayrabedian. This group of professional vocalists will perform music by Antonio Chagas-Rosa, Maurice Ohana, Michel Petrossian and others. Cantori New York will join Musicatreize for the second half of the concert to present The Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus by James Primosch.
A Cantori Holiday
December 17 & 18, St. Luke in the Fields
An annual crowd-pleaser of a concert. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with carols, classics from beloved musicals and new arrangements of Hanukkah favorites. We tour Europe with carols both well-known and obscure, showcase America’s classic offerings and introduce new traditions by Cantori’s own members.
I Hate and I Love
March 18 & 19, St. Luke in the Fields
Our March concert will feature a new commission by Polish composer Dariusz Przybylski on the poetry of William Blake. Cantori New York would like to thank the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music for making this commission possible. Dominick Argento's song cycle, I Hate and I Love, sets seven love poems by Catullus to music for chorus and percussion.
The Depth of this Quiet
May 20 & 21, St. Luke in the Fields
May gives Cantori New York the chance to present yet another new piece, The Depth of this Quiet, by Alice Ping-Yee Ho. The Toronto-based composer interprets the work of Newfoundland poet Carole Langille using a daring combination of Eastern and Western instruments: pipa, guzheng, flute, violin, viola and cello. Cantori New York gratefully acknowledges Toronto Arts council for supporting the commission of Alice Ho’s The Depth of this Quiet.
2015 - 2016 Season at a glance
In The Valley of Delight: Three Utopian Fragments Paul Crabtree offers three Shaker depictions of the promised land. Siegfried Thiele’s Prophezeiungen and The New Amorous World by Lembit Beecher complete the concert.
November 14th, 2015
La remontée des cendres by Frank Ferko, sung in French, is based on Tahar Ben Jelloun’s haunting poem of the same name. Cantori presents Tre nuovi madrigali by 20th-century composer Bruno Bettinelli, and At the Edge of the Earth by the Latvian composer Maija Einfelde.
March 12th, 2016
Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Prison, her last musical composition of significance, imagines a prisoner has an internal dialogue with his soul as the end of his life approaches.
May 14th, 2016