Make Music Winter: December 21, 2012

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Kent Tritle Pilgrimage

Early Music singers led by conductor Kent Tritle walk from the Park Avenue Methodist Church to the Cathedral of St John the Divine, carrying lanterns through Central Park while singing medieval melodies once sung along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

All singers are invited to join, from absolute beginners to early music specialists — no rehearsal necessary. Scores are available below as PDFs; click here to download them all.

Presented in association with the Park Avenue United Methodist Church and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

On the program:

From the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284)
Santa Maria, strela do dia” (100) [pdf]
A Santa Maria dadas” (140) [pdf]
Como poden per sas culpas” (166) [pdf]
Quen a omagen da Virgen” (353) [pdf]

From the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th century)
“Mariam, Matrem Virginem, Attolite” [pdf]
“Stella Splendens”
[pdf]
“Laudemus Virginem”
[pdf]
“Splendens Ceptigera”
[pdf]

Start
Park Avenue Methodist Church, 106 E. 86th St, 6:00pm

End
Cathedral of St John the Divine, Amsterdam and W. 112th St, 7:15pm

How to Join
Bring a flashlight and print out the sheet music. A limited number of copies will be distributed for those without.

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The 2011-2012 season marks his seventh season as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus; and fifth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City. Tritle hosts the weekly radio show “The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle,” an hour-long radio program on New York’s Classical 105.9 WQXR and wqxr.org devoted to the vibrant genre of choral music and the breadth of activity in the choral community. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is also the organist of the New York Philharmonic.

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Special thanks to Virginia Kaycoff, Lucy Cross, Ethan Joseph, and GEMS for their assistance.