Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues the 2012/13 concert season with the world premiere of an organ transcription by David Briggs of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”). Mr. Briggs performs this masterwork, joining with the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and conductor Kent Tritle on Friday, April 12th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.
Under the direction of Cathedral Music Director Kent Tritle, the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, with soloists Raehann Bryce-Davis and Tamara Rusqué, will join Briggs for the grandest of finales, the thrilling climax of the symphony. The project, commissioned by the Cathedral, was funded through the generosity of a grant in honor of the late Dr. John Prior.
Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Great Music in a Great Space is a series of public concerts inspired by world musical traditions and the Cathedral’s 100-year history of diverse and exhilarating musical events. Launched in 2012, Great Music in a Great Space resumes and re-imagines the legendary Cathedral concert and recital series from the 1980s, which showcased the most exciting composers and performers in the world of choral and orchestral music, consistently drawing capacity crowds. The concerts introduce a broad array of cultural idioms and explore choral, organ and orchestral music from around the world as well as from the Anglican tradition.
Tickets start at $25. For more information on this and future 2012/2013 series performances or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/GMGS_Choral.html.
Added by JF_Rubenstein on April 3, 2013