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The New York Virtuoso Singers and The Society for Universal Sacred Music Present The World of the Spirit on May 22 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Manhattan

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director and The Society for Universal Sacred Music, Roger Davidson, President, will present The World of the Spirit on Sunday, May 22 - 3:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, West End Avenue at 87th Street in Manhattan.
 
The all-professional choir will perform the World Premieres of Roger Davidson’s In My Father’s House and …with peace in mind by Nancy Wertsch, along with J.S. Bach’s Der geist hilft unser schwachheit auf, BWV 226 and Benjamin Britten’s The World of the Spirit.
 
This concert version of The World of the Spirit was prepared by Donald Mitchell for the Aldeburgh Festival for a 1998 performance in the Snape, Maltings Concert Hall. The piece is the second of Britten's religious cantatas, and was originally written in 1938. More aboutRoger Davidson at http://www.rogerdavidsonmusic.net/ and Nancy Wertsch at http://wertsch.com/.
 
This concert was conceived to focus on the possibility that humanity can be united in common brotherhood and sisterhood – and in the reverence that can be experienced from the sounds in music and nature. Special guests will be narrator Declan Bennett (Star of Broadway's Rent) and organist James Adams.
 
Tickets for the May 22 concert are $25 and $15 for students and seniors over 65. TDF vouchers accepted. For tickets, call TicketCentral at 212-279-4200 (no surcharge), or go to http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes before the concert. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.
 
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponentof contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on 17 commercial CD's.They are Chorus-in-Residence at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. More about them at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm.
 
The Society for Universal Sacred Music is now celebrating its 11th anniversary. They are a community of musicians and listeners with a common desire for peace and spiritual harmony. Each year they sponsor several events with new and existing works in many different styles. Visit them at http://www.universalsacredmusic.org/.
 
This NYVS performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New YorkState's 62 counties.
 
For photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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