Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Marian Concert in New York City - November 25th

The Male Choir of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will join forces with the Schola Cantorum of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Seminary, also of Yonkers, Monday evening, November 25th, at 7:30 at St. Jean Baptiste Church, Manhattan, for a concert of Marian music. Here is the press release from the event, from the website of St. Vladimir’s Seminary.

Choirs from two local theological schools representing Eastern and Western Christendom will jointly present an a cappella concert titled “Magnificat: Hymns to the Mother of God from the East and West” on Monday evening, November 25, 2013, 7:30 pm, at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 184 East 76th Street, New York City. The Male Choir from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, of the Orthodox Church in America, will join with a Schola from St. Joseph's Seminary (Dunwoodie) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, in praise of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, who holds a place of honor in both traditions.

Music selections from the Orthodox tradition for the concert will illustrate the Eastern Church’s feasts dedicated to the Theotokos (Greek for “Mother of God”), while music from the Roman Catholic tradition will include time-honored hymns of laudation to the Virgin Mary, taken from ancient chant and from the classical period up until modern times, such as O Sanctissima by Beethoven (1770–1827) and Ave Maria by Biebl (1906–2001).

Tickets are $25 for general seating, and may be purchased online. Limited tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to the concert.

 Click here for a beautiful sample of music from the Saint Vladimir’s choir.

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