Archive for April, 2010

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Monteverdi 1610 Vespers on Thursday evening

April 27, 2010

Please join me and David Shuler’s magnificent Choir of St Luke’s this Thursday, April 29th at 8pm, when we’ll be performing “Vespro Della Beata Vergine”.  Tickets are available online at www.stlukeinthefields.org.

The first truly large-scale masterpiece of Western music, Claudio Monteverdi’s monumental 1610 Vespers stands at the junction between Renaissance restraint and Baroque splendor. Sacred music but also high theatre, the dances and virtuosic vocal concerti, alternating with music in the “old style”, are performed with one singer per part, as we believe Monteverdi performed his own music.

For those of you who would like to learn more about Monteverdi’s beautiful work, there will also be a lecture at 7pm by Dr. Raymond Erickson of CUNY.

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Final Bach Vespers for the Season on Sunday!

April 22, 2010

Hi everyone – Please join me and the other Holy Trinity Bach Choir and Players this Sunday, April 25, at 5pm for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan.  We’re featuring Cantata 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (Weeping, Wailing, Worries, Woes).  I am also singing this great solo “Kreuz und Krone”.  You’ll love it!

There’ll be a Pre-Vespers talk with Michael Marissen, Professor of Music, Swarthmore College (enter side church door at the corner of 65th St and CPW), and there’ll be a reception afterwards.  Look forward to seeing you there!

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Bach and Buxtehude

April 14, 2010

In Austin this week, writing songs and also learning Bach and Buxtehude for concerts on April 25th and 26th.

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VOCAbuLarieS

April 8, 2010

Great news! A  few years back I sang on a CD for Bobby McFerrin and it finally got released on Universal yesterday. Check out VOCAbuLarieS.

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Greetings from Dallas

April 2, 2010

I am singing one of my favourite works of all time, ‘Stabat Mater’ by Vivaldi, tonight at University Park Methodist Church at 7pm. Please come along if you live nearby.

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Wonderful evening!

April 1, 2010

Thanks to all of you who had the chance to join our program earlier this week at St Thomas.  The music was beautiful, and I had the special pleasure of having my visiting from England.  I’m now off to Dallas for another concert!