Messe Solonnelle (St. Cecilia Mass)
Date: April 8, 2014
Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
The ecumenical Unity Choir will present Messe Solennelle (St. Cecilia Mass) by Charles Gounod on Palm Sunday afternoon, April 13 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 111 Ryerson Avenue, Newton NJ. The concert will be directed by Henry Repp who will also be playing the three-manual Peragallo pipe organ. Harp accompaniment will be provided by Andre Tarantiles. Soprano soloist will be Amy Shoremount-Obra who will be making her Metropolitan Opera debut this fall. Tenor will be John Meredith and bass will be David Young. Also in the program will be Gounod's Marche Solennelle. Originally written for two harps, it will be played on harp and organ. Gounod's Hymn to St. Cecilia will be heard on organ, harp, and violin. The program will conclude with My Eternal King by Jane Marshall. A free-will offering will be received. The church is handicapped accessible and has ample parking. A reception will follow.