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AT THE CHURCH OF ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA

2014-2015 SEASON

The Greater Good K. SCOTT WARREN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR “Mr. Warren led a broad, wide-ranging and powerful performance.” ~The New York Times


Dear Friends,

As our 26th season begins, we are filled with gratitude to you, our audience. You support us year after year in our mission to explore the best of the choral arts and the spiritual magnitude contained therein. Our focal point this season is The Greater Good, the idea that true justice and freedom for all can only be achieved through individual sacrifice. To that end, we begin and end the season with two Mass settings of cosmic proportions: Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and Bach’s Mass in B minor. Taking this concept a step further, our Second Annual Lenten concert PASSION: Sacrifice and Surrender will include 16th and 17th century a cappella motets that focus on the suffering of Jesus as well as our own trials of the spirit that call us to act on behalf of the greater good. Because we make our home in a parish with a long-standing commitment to social justice, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space celebrates the launch of our new chamber music series, Caritas Concerts. Set in Wallace Hall, these concerts have the appeal of the less formal, intimate salon concerts of the 19th century, complete with light receptions before and after the performance, giving the audience a chance to mingle with the artists. As the name suggests, Caritas Concerts are benefit concerts, with all proceeds directed toward charities that address social justice concerns. As always, Christmas at SMSS is a grand and festive season. We begin with our popular Advent Lessons and Carols service, a sublime and contemplative liturgy that will feed your soul as the holiday rush begins. For the second year in a row, we proudly welcome Grammy®-award winning Chanticleer presenting A Chanticleer Christmas. Finally, our own Christmas concerts, hailed by The New York Times as “part of the essence of Christmas in New York,” will feature the entire scope of Music Ministry here at St. Ignatius, as we present highlights from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. We warmly invite you to make Sacred Music in a Sacred Space your cultural and spiritual home this season. You are most welcome here.

K. Scott Warren Artistic Director

PHOTO: JOSHUA SOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY


K. SCOTT WARREN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Season-at-a-Glance TUE., SEPTEMBER 16, 2014—6:30 PM Caritas Concert Polydora Ensemble SUN., SEPTEMBER 21, 2014—3 PM N.P. Mander Organ Recital K. Scott Warren WED., OCTOBER 22, 2014—7 PM HAYDN Symphony No. 97 MOZART Mass in C minor Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola SUN., NOVEMBER 2, 2014—3 PM N.P. Mander Organ Recital David Enlow SUN., NOVEMBER 30, 2014—3 PM Advent Lessons and Carols Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola FRI., DECEMBER 5, 2014—7 PM A Chanticleer Christmas SUN., DECEMBER 7, 2014—4 PM A Chanticleer Christmas SUN., DECEMBER 14, 2014—3 PM Heavenly Light Annual Christmas Concert Combined Choirs and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola

PHOTO: JOSHUA SOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY

WED., DECEMBER 17, 2014—7 PM Heavenly Light Annual Christmas Concert Combined Choirs and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola THU., FEBRUARY 12, 2015—6:30 PM Caritas Concert Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano Michael Sheetz, piano SUN., FEBRUARY 22, 2015—3 PM N.P. Mander Organ Recital Adam J. Brakel SUN., MARCH 15, 2015—3 PM N.P. Mander Organ Recital Organ Plus! with Nancianne Parrella and Friends WED., MARCH 25, 2015—7 PM PASSION: Sacrifice and Surrender Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola WED., MAY 6, 2015—7 PM BACH Mass in B minor Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola SUN., MAY 17, 2015—3 PM Rejoice in the Lord! A Music Ministry Celebration Combined Choirs of St. Ignatius Loyola


Choral Subscription Concerts Our focal point this season is The Greater Good, the idea that true justice and freedom for all can only be achieved through individual sacrifice. To that end, we begin and end the season with two Mass settings of cosmic proportions: Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and Bach’s Mass in B minor. Taking this concept a step further, our Second Annual Lenten concert PASSION: Sacrifice and Surrender will include 16th and 17th century a cappella motets that focus on the suffering of Jesus as well as our own trials of the spirit that call us to act on behalf of the greater good.

MOZART’S GREAT MASS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014—7 PM Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola K. Scott Warren, conductor Martha Guth, soprano Marguerite Krull, soprano Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone HAYDN MOZART

Symphony No. 97 Great Mass in C minor

PHOTO: RACHEL PAPO

In the opening concert of the season, Viennese masters Haydn and Mozart supply dramatically expressive works on a grand scale. Completed in 1792, the majesty of Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 forms an interesting pairing with Mozart’s 1783 Mass in C minor. An intensely personal, rule-breaking composition, the Mass in C minor is a riveting statement about the complex mixture of joy and pain in human relationships, one that transcended the proscribed Austrian Mass tradition at the time of its composition.

MARTHA GUTH

MARGUERITE KRULL Photo: Robert Kim

STEVEN CALDICOTT WILSON Photo: R. R. Jones

CHRISTOPHER DYLAN HERBERT

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Choral Subscription Concerts PASSION: Sacrifice and Surrender WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015—7 PM Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola K. Scott Warren, conductor TALLIS GESUALDO LASSUS LOTTI

Lamentations of Jeremiah O vos omnes and In monte oliveti Stabat Mater Crucifixus

Our annual PASSION concert combines Gregorian Chant and 16th and 17th century a cappella vocal music to trace the steps of Jesus in his final hours. From the Garden of Gethsemane to Jesus’ last utterances on the cross, this evening illuminates our own trials of the sprit.

PHOTOS: JOSHUA SOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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BACH’S B MINOR MASS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015—7 PM Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola K. Scott Warren, conductor Elisa Singer, soprano Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano Heather Petrie, contralto John Tiranno, tenor Timothy Krol, baritone Enrico Lagasca, bass J.S. BACH

Mass in B minor

Monumental, intricate and full of insight into the widest spectrum of human experience, Bach’s B Minor Mass is widely considered the greatest composition in the Western classical canon. Although completed in 1749, the work was never performed in its entirety during the composer’s lifetime, and did not receive its first full performance until over 100 years later in 1859.

ELISA SINGER

KATE MARONEY

HEATHER PETRIE

JOHN TIRANNO

TIMOTHY KROL

ENRICO LAGASCA


Christmas Concerts A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014—7 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014—4 PM

Chanticleer has long been a beloved part of Christmas in New York City, and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space is happy to host them in their new home. A Chanticleer Christmas celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmas with an elegant blend of traditional carols, medieval and Renaissance sacred works, and new holiday gems. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, GRAMMY®-award-winning Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. A Chanticleer Christmas is in high demand at the Christmas season, with performances from coast to coast in venues including our own St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and churches and missions in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Chanticleer Christmas is broadcast annually on over 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide.

“Precise, pure and deeply felt singing.” ~The New York Times

PHOTO: LISA KOHLER


“Part of the essence of Christmas in New York” ~The New York Times

PHOTO: BERNARD REILLY

HEAVENLY LIGHT: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014—3 PM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014—7 PM Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, Parish Community Choir and Children’s Choirs K. Scott Warren, Maureen Haley, Robert Reuter, and Michael Sheetz, conductors Nancianne Parrella, organ Wendy Baker, soprano Andrew Fuchs, tenor Enrico Lagasca, bass GABRIELI J.S. BACH BIEBL ADAM

O magnum mysterium Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) Ave Maria O Holy Night

Centering this year on favorite excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, our ever-popular Christmas concerts have been called “part of the essence of Christmas in New York” by The New York Times. As is our custom, the concerts will include traditional carols for all to sing. Due to the high demand for tickets, we recommend purchasing your tickets early.

WENDY BAKER

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ANDREW FUCHS

ENRICO LAGASCA

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Caritas Concerts Held in Wallace Hall, Caritas Concerts have the appeal of the less formal salon concerts of the 19th century. The evenings begin and end with light refreshments and a chance to mingle with the performers, and intimate seating places the audience in close proximity to the music. As the name suggests, Caritas Concerts are benefits, with all proceeds directed toward charities that address social justice concerns. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014—6:30 PM New York’s Polydora Ensemble specializes in chamber repertoire for vocal quartet and piano, spanning 19th-century German repertoire to the present day. BRAHMS SCHUMANN WHEELER BRAHMS

Vier Quartette, Op. 92 Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74 New Love Song Waltzes (premiere) Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65

Sarah Brailey, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Yuri Kim and David Oei, piano THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015—6:30 PM An evening of song featuring Mahler’s Rückert Lieder Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano; Michael Sheetz, piano

POLYDORA ENSEMBLE Photo: Red Wierenga

SARA MURPHY

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MICHAEL SHEETZ

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N.P. Mander Organ Recitals The N.P. Mander organ—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons, and 45 feet high—is the largest trackeraction pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection, offering the audience a rare view of the organist at work. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014—3 PM K. Scott Warren SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014—3 PM David Enlow

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015—3 PM Organ Plus! Nancianne Parrella, organ, with Jorge Ávila, violin; Victoria Drake, harp; and Arthur Fiacco, cello

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015—3 PM Adam J. Brakel

K. SCOTT WARREN

DAVID ENLOW

ADAM J. BRAKEL

ORGAN PLUS! Photo: Lee Ryder

PHOTO: BERNARD REILLY


Special Events ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014—3 PM Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola Nancianne Parrella, organ

A new tradition that has become well-loved in a short period of time, this service of prayer and song that invites us into the stillness of Advent, a foil to the bustling holiday pace throughout the city. Choral music centers on the Annunciation. NO TICKETS NECESSARY. FREE WILL OFFERING.

TALLIS SCHOLARS: SPEM IN ALIUM PROJECT FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015—8 PM

Magnificently constructed, richly sonorous, and breathlessly beautiful, Tallis’s 40-voice motet Spem in alium is one of the towering masterpieces of Renaissance sacred vocal music. Thirty young choral singers will be coached by and perform with Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars, the preeminent a cappella vocal ensemble, in this concert that also features Brumel’s Missa Et ecce terrae motus, Lamentations, and Tallis’s motet Loquebantur variis linguis. Purchase tickets through Carnegie Hall: www.carnegiehall.org | 212.247.7800

PHOTO: ERIC RICHMOND

REJOICE IN THE LORD! A MUSIC MINISTRY CELEBRATION

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015—3 PM Combined Choirs of St. Ignatius Loyola with instrumentalists K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, Michael Sheetz and Maureen Haley, conductors Featuring the entire scope of the music ministry at St. Ignatius, this joyful concert caps off the season in celebration and song. NO TICKETS NECESSARY. FREE WILL OFFERING.


Friends of Sacred Music For 25 years, dedicated patrons like you have made Sacred Music in a Sacred Space one of the leading cultural institutions in New York City for sacred classical music. As we embark on our 26th season, please know that we greatly appreciate all that you have given over this past quarter century! Your commitment to the choral art has enabled Sacred Music in a Sacred Space to thrive, and it is the reason it will continue to do so. Please continue your support as a Friend of Sacred Music for the 2014-2015 season. Seraphim $10,000 and above Cherubim $5,000 - $9,999 Archangel $2,500 - $4,999 Angel $1,000 - $2,499 Benefactor $500 - $999 Patron $250 - $499 Sponsor $100 - $249 Friend $50 - $99 Gifts of $50 or more will be listed in concert programs. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.


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CHORAL CONCERT SINGLE TICKETS Mozart’s Great Mass, 10/22 Premium _____ x Preferred _____ x General Front _____ x General Rear _____ x Partial View _____ x Obstructed View _____ x Wheelchair Accessible _____ x Wheelchair Companion _____ x

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Passion: Sacrifice and Surrender, 3/25 Premium _____ x $80 Preferred _____ x $65 General Front _____ x $55 General Rear _____ x $50 Partial View _____ x $45 Obstructed View _____ x $25 Wheelchair Accessible _____ x $55 Wheelchair Companion _____ x $55

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CARITAS CONCERTS Polydora Ensemble, 9/16 _____ x $50 Murphy/Sheetz, 2/12 _____ x $50

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Bach’s B Minor Mass, 5/6 Premium _____ Preferred _____ General Front _____ General Rear _____ Partial View _____ Obstructed View _____ Wheelchair Accessible _____ Wheelchair Companion _____

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N.P. MANDER ORGAN RECITALS K. Scott Warren, 9/21 David Enlow, 11/2 Adam J. Brakel, 2/22 Organ Plus!, 3/15

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CHRISTMAS Circle: Dec. 14 or Dec. 17 Premium _____ x $85 ______ Preferred _____ x $75 ______ General Front _____ x $65 ______ General Rear _____ x $55 ______ Partial View _____ x $50 ______ Obstructed View _____ x $35 ______ Wheelchair Accessible _____ x $65 ______ Wheelchair Companion _____ x $65 ______

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