19 May 2012
76th St. and Lexington Avenue in NY. NY
St. Jean Baptiste Church
New York Virtuoso Singers
Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director
The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director will present J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor on Saturday, May 19 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
Guest performers will be Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.
Maestro Rosenbaum has written about the piece, “When I listen to Bach, I am immediately transported into another realm. There is a journey towards ecstasy. What joy and amazement and upliftment I feel. However, since his level of genius and spiritual depth are totally incomprehensible to me, I am always left with a sense of powerlessness and helplessness. This doesn’t prevent me from marveling at, basking in, and loving the experience. But deep within me, I am agonizing because the experience is utterly unbearable. I will never fully understand it all.”
Tickets for the May 19 concert are $35 and $50, and will be available at the door 30 minutes before the concert. They can also be reserved by calling Gotham Early Music Scene at 212-866-0468 or by visiting http://www.gemsny.org/canticumnovum20112012.html.
For more information, call 914-763-3453, or go to http://www.canticumnovum.org. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.