Ascend with voices of ascension
Voices of ascension 2018/2019 CONCERT SEASON
All Concerts 7:30pm at The Church of the Ascension, 36 Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street
*EXCEPT March 20th Concert at The Brick Church (1140 Park Avenue)
American Brass Quintet
The Secular Society Chamber Music Concert
February 13, 2019 7:30PM at The Church of the Ascension
Featuring Renée Anne Louprette, organist
One of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time and celebrated as “the high priests of brass,” the Quintet will be joined by organist Renée Anne Louprette in a program featuring Venetian Antiphonal music of Gabrieli and others, Bach organ works, and compositions of our own time.
*A Voice of her own
Great Choral Music by Women Composers
March 20, 2019, 7:30PM at The Brick Church (1140 Park Avenue)
A program of considerable musical richness traces the path of composers from the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen to nineteenth century prodigies Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel; the early twentieth century Americans Amy Beach and Florence Price; and Lili Boulanger, a student of Gabriel Fauré; culminating in works by composers of the last 40 years. The world premiere of a work by Korean-American Bora Yoon commissioned by VoA will be a highlight of the concert.
Works of Lassus and Byrd
May 1, 2019, 7:30PM at The Church of the Ascension
The extraordinary human artistic flowering known as the Renaissance gave us what is often referred to as “The Golden Age of Choral Music,” when all the greatest composers of the world were writing for chorus. At the very end of this period two figures towered over them all: Lassus and Byrd. Several iconic works will be performed, including Lassus’s Justorum animae and Surrexit Pastor Bonus, and Ave Verum Corpus and Four-Part Mass by Byrd.