Harold Rosenbaum Pilgrimage

Early Music singers led by conductor Harold Rosenbaum walk from the Park Avenue Methodist Church to the Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, carrying lanterns through Central Park while singing medieval melodies once sung along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

All singers are invited to join, from absolute beginners to early music specialists — no rehearsal necessary. Scores are available below as PDFs; click here to download them all.

Presented in association with the Park Avenue United Methodist Church and the Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch.

On the program:

From the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284)
Santa Maria, strela do dia” (100) [pdf]
A Santa Maria dadas” (140) [pdf]
Como poden per sas culpas” (166) [pdf]
Quen a omagen da Virgen” (353) [pdf]

From the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th century)
“Mariam, Matrem Virginem, Attolite” [pdf]
“Stella Splendens”
“Laudemus Virginem”
“Splendens Ceptigera”

Park Avenue Methodist Church, 106 E. 86th St, 6:00pm

Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Ave, 7:15pm

How to Join
Bring a flashlight and print out the sheet music. A limited number of lights and scores will be distributed for those without.

Harold Rosenbaum is one of the most accomplished and critically acclaimed choral conductors of our time. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Award, and the 2008 winner of the American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award. Mr. Rosenbaum established The New York Virtuoso Singers, an all-professional choir now in its 24th season. They are regularly invited to perform with leading orchestras, and at prestigious institutions such as The Tanglewood Music Festival and The Juilliard School. It has premiered over 350 new works. Prior to the formation of The NYVS, Mr. Rosenbaum had already established his all-volunteer choir, The Canticum Novum Singers, as one of New York’s premiere choirs presenting the music of all periods, with a special focus on early music, performing over 500 concerts in this country, and on four European tours. Mr. Rosenbaum has collaborated over 100 times with leading orchestras such as The New York Philharmonic, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The American Symphony, The American Composers Orchestra, The Riverside Symphony, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s and many, many more. He has also conducted more than 100 concerts throughout Europe, and has been appointed Lead Choral Conductor for Parma Recordings.

Special thanks to Virginia Kaycoff and Lucy Cross for their assistance.