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Music for Lent: Seven Last Words from the Cross

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Friday, March 18, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

David Hill Photo Credit: John Wood

The promotion code for parishoners and Friends of Music will be available on Monday, March 7 at 12pm.

QUEMADMODUM - John Taverner (c.1490-1545)

SVYATI - Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)

THE LAST DISCOURSE - Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
Tavener describes the Discourse of Christ with the Disciples at the Last Supper as “one of the most disturbing and at the same time comforting meetings of Heaven and Earth.” And his method of conveying it in music is touched with genius.’ Rob Cowan, The Independent

SEVEN LAST WORDS FROM THE CROSS
(New York Premiere) - James MacMillan
Widely admired as one of Scottish composer James MacMillan’s finest achievements, a masterful setting of the traditional text based on a compilation from all four gospels to form a sequential presentation of the last seven sentences uttered by Christ.
‘…what riches there are for those who scale these heights. MacMillan’s conviction in this music, stemming from his deep faith, is passionately obvious and could not leave anyone unmoved by this experience.’ Paul Spicer

Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. He is Chief Conductor of The BBC Singers, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Southern Sinfonia and Leeds Philharmonic Society, Associate Guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum. His previous posts have included Master of Music at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral, Associate Conductor and then Artistic Director of the Philharmonia Chorus and Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge. David Hill's broad-ranging discography of over 80 recordings includes many award-winners and his commitment to new music has led to him premiering works by several leading composers.

Performers:
Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Glenn Miller, bass
David Hill, guest conductor

Contact:
Concerts@SaintThomasChurch.org
(212) 664-9360


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