Plaque decorated with a quatrain from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Plaque decorated with a quatrain from the
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue, New York City

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City

Guest artists to be announced.

A new composition by Dutch composer Jacques Bank that explores the complicated relationship between an American jazz musician and his wife, interwoven with texts from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. For chamber choir, instruments and narrator.

The concert will also feature:

Mediterranean Trilogy by Tom Nazziola (U.S. premiere) - texts by Khalil Gibran, Pablo Neruda and William Shakespeare

Five Part Songs, opus 12 by Gustav Holst

Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (Song of Songs) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (excerpts)

Season at a glance

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 8th, 2015


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 8th & May 16th, 2015