THE GREAT CHORAL REVOLUTIONS!

VOICES OF ASCENSION 2017/2018 CONCERT SEASON


All Concerts 8:00pm (except 3/13) at The Church of the Ascension, 36 Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street
3/13 7:30 Special Performance at Madison Avenue Presbyterian, 921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street

 

Candlelight Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:00pm

Hear the ever-popular Candlelight Christmas Concert when VOA evokes Christmases past and present, performing traditional carols and festive works in an intimate, candlelit setting - including the U.S. premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s Hands. VoA is joined by a young star vocal soloist Vanessa Redpath and trumpet virtuoso Kevin Cobb, and the audience will be invited to join in singing much-loved carols.
 

Poulenc Gloria & Honegger King David

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00pm
Voices of Ascension presents Poulenc Gloria and Honegger King David, featuring the return of VOA Young Artist soprano Vanessa Vasquez, 2017 Met Opera National Council Audition Winner.  Both popular, joyous French pieces, this concert will include a special organ transcription of Gloria, with the original theater orchestration and a surprise celebrity narrator for King David.
 

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00pm
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is filled with the pageantry of grand Venetian style. Unearthing the majestic sounds of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, this piece features the ensemble Dark Horse Concert, playing cornetti and sackbuts — the original instruments used when the Vespers first premiered in Venice in 1610.
 

Poetry of Kings and ProphetS: PSALMS FROM Spain's Golden Age

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30pm, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Voices of Ascension is very excited to present Poetry of Kings and Prophets: Psalms from Spain’s Golden Age and Beyond, in association with the exhibition of Jacob and his Twelve Sons: Zurbarán Masterpieces on Loan from Auckland Castle at The Frick Collection.

Chamber Music: Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8:00pm
Voices of Ascension and The Secular Society present a special chamber music concert of Beethoven’s Sonatas 3, 4, & 5 for Cello and Piano, featuring NY Philharmonic cellist Maria Kitsopoulos and pianist Maria Asteriadou.
 

Bernstein Chichester Psalms & Bloch Sacred Service

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
The season concludes with a performance of Bloch’s Sacred Service and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, two revolutionary choral settings of Hebrew texts.  The concert will feature baritone Zachary Nelson.