Great Choir: ARMENIA 1918/2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Rose of the Compass joins the Cathedral Choir once again, this time to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, and to honor the victims of the Armenian genocide, a direct result of the war. The musical repertoire features colorful and exciting folk songs, as well as original compositions, by Gomidas, the father of the Armenian national school of music.
Concertgoers are invited to purchase special tickets that include an additional pre-concert tour exploring areas of the Cathedral constructed during the Great War and its aftermath. Tickets for the concert only are also available.
Kent Tritle and Raymond Nagem, conductors
About Rose of the Compass
Rose of the Compass was founded in 2010 by recorder virtuoso and early music specialist Nina Stern in collaboration with luminaries of New York’s world scene. The ensemble, which released its first CD in 2011, explores repertory from diverse traditions, and creates a musical space unifying East and West. For the past several years, the ensemble has collaborated with Kent Tritle and the choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, presenting innovative programs such as "The Ornament of the World: Music of multicultural Spain," "The Wingèd Lion: Venice and the Orient", "The Glory of Constantinople" and "The Four Quarters of Jerusalem," which was also released as an album on the Pro Organo label in 2015.
This concert is supported by the AGBU.