Maria and Cecilia

Choral Music in Honor of Two Remarkable Women
Sunday, November 3, 2019
concert-clock 3:00 pm
concert-pin Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10065

Musica Viva NY & Trent Johnson, organ

The patron saint of music, St. Cecilia, whose feast day is celebrated in November each year, and Mary, the mother of Jesus, are two of the central figures of devotion in the Catholic tradition. In the splendid neo-Gothic space of St Vincent Ferrer, Musica Viva NY explores works both well loved and newly written in honor of these two remarkable women, including the glorious Ave Maria of Franz Biebl; Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia; and the stunning plainchant of Hildegard von Bingen.

PROGRAM

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN
O Splendidissima Gemma

HENRYK GÓRECKI
Totus Tuus

ARVO PÄRT
Salve Regina, for choir and organ

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS/JAN SANDSTRÖM
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

ROBERT PARSONS
Ave Maria

ZACHARY WADSWORTH
The Greater O Antiphons

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Hymn to St. Cecilia

JAMES MACMILLAN
Cecilia Virgo

FRANZ BIEBL
Ave Maria

 Church of St. Vincent Ferrer,

869 Lexington Ave.,

New York, NY 10065

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