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The New York City Master Chorale presents Magnificat

Location: New York, USA
Voicing: Mixed
At 8 pm on Friday, December 9, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano, the New York City Master Chorale will kick off its sixth season with a holiday concert entitled Magnificat. The Chorale will perform J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and John Rutter’s Gloria, accompanied by strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and organ at New York City’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The performance will also include a set of popular Christmas carols arranged by Robert Shaw.

“We are looking forward to singing Bach for the first time in the Chorale’s history,” says Dr. Kano. “The vivid writing of the Magnificat is a perfect complement to Rutter’s uplifting Gloria and a wonderful celebration of the holiday season.”

The performance features the Church of St. Mary the Virgin’s Music Director and resident organist James Kennerley on the Church’s magnificent Aeolian-Skinner organ, as well as a group of outstanding vocal soloists, including four members of the New York City Master Chorale:  soprano Paige Cutrona, mezzo-soprano Nancy Strohmeyer, tenor Douglas R. Benoit and baritone Skip Teel. The New York City Master Chorale will be joined by countertenor and 2009 – 2010 Fulbright Scholar in the Arts Augustine Mercante for this performance.

LOCATION:  The Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street), is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, and accessible by via the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, or S trains to 42nd Street/Times Square or the B, D, F, and M trains to Rockefeller Center.

TICKETS: $20 for students/seniors and $30 for general seating. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the New York City Master Chorale Box Office at 917.326.1422. Tickets are also available at the door prior to the concert, as space permits.
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