21 Oct 2012
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Race Street
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul provides the perfect backdrop for the majestic Bruckner Mass No. 2 in E minor, the world premiere of Robert Moran’s Angele Dei and the commissioned, full-chorus version of the ethereal Trinity Requiem.
With its majestic facade, vaulted dome, ornate main altar and impressive side chapels, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the most architecturally-eminent structures in the city of Philadelphia. Erected in 1864, The Cathedral-Basilica of saints Peter and Paul, presented in a Roman-Corinthian style of architecture, is modeled after the Lombard Church of St. Charles (San Carla al Corso) in Rome. With Robert Moran’s ethereal Trinity Requiem, Angele Dei, and Bruckner’s magnificent Mass No. 2 in E minor highlighting this beautiful historic structure, Trinity: Moran and Bruckner will take you on a powerful musical journey. Let your senses be immersed in the exquisite beauty of one of Philadelphia’s architectural gems, while listening to the beautiful sounds of Mendelssohn Club, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
The commission for Robert Moran's SATB arrangement of the Trinity Requiem was made possible through the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan Harler New Ventures Fund and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.