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Tuesday, April 5

Heaven’s Door

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
7:30 PM - 9 PM
Nave, Livestream

Cathedral Choir & Orchestra of St. John the Divine

Kent Tritle & Bryan Zaros, conductors

Nola Richardson, soprano

Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Fuchs, tenor

Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone

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The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra perform a concert spanning from Vivaldi’s endearing Concerto in D Minor to the stirring a cappella Stabat Mater by Alissa Firsova. The rarely-performed 1947 version of Francis Poulenc’s Litanies to the Black Virgin, here orchestrated for strings and timpani, reflects a time of deep spiritual crisis in the composer’s life. You will hear the influence of Mozart in Brazilian composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia’s Requiem. Garcia, whose background reflected the multiracial heritage of his native Brazil, wrote this poignant work in 1816 on the death of the beloved Portuguese Queen, Maria I, and Garcia’s own mother.

This concert will also be available to watch via livestream. To purchase a livestream ticket, please click here. Please note that livestream tickets will not be accepted at the door for the in-person concert.

Students are eligible for one free ticket at the door, day-of with a valid ID.

The Cathedral requires proof of vaccination to attend liturgical, non-liturgical, and ticketed events. All attendees and/or ticketholders must be fully vaccinated (received the final dose at least 14 days before the performance date). At check-in, ticketholders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the NYS Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of the vaccination card and a valid ID).

Learn more about the Cathedral’s COVID-19 policies here.