Posted on 15 March 2018
by MMNY Staff
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Under the guidance conductor James John, headlamp-clad singers will walk a route along Riverside Park while singing medieval melodies once sung on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in this case en route to the renowned Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Singers of all skill levels are invited to join, from absolute beginners to early music specialists — no rehearsal necessary.
WHEN & WHERE:
Gather at 5:30 to prepare at Bar Thalia, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at W 95th Street. The procession will depart at 6:00 PM sharp, making its way up Riverside Park before heading east along W 110th Street to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
HOW TO JOIN:
Please send an email with the subject line “Pilgrimage” to info@MakeMusicNY.org to give us a sense of the total number of participants. Headlamps and scores will be distributed on loan for the first twenty-five singers to arrive. Or feel free to bring your own illumination and printed scores: just click here to download the files!
MORE ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR:
James John is in his seventh season as Artistic Director of the Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble. He is also Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College-CUNY, where he conducts the Queens College Choir, Vocal Ensemble and Choral Society, teaches choral conducting, and serves as advisor to the graduate program in vocal performance. Recent professional highlights include guest conducting the Tokyo Oratorio Society in performances of Brahms’s Ein deutches Requiem and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and an invited performance by the Queens College Choir at the 2012 Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Providence, Rhode Island.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
From the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284)
From the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th century)
MORE ABOUT SYMPHONY SPACE:
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