SACRED SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES
Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, Director of Music
Archdiocese of Hartford
All events are at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06105. There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral, but a free-will offering will be accepted.
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W. A. MOZART REQUIEM
SOLOISTS AND CHORUS OF THE CT LYRIC OPERA
ADRIAN SYLVEEN, CONDUCTOR
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
In commemoration of the Chopin’s funeral in Paris’ Church of the Madeleine on October 30, 1849, the Connecticut Virtuosi are joined by the Soloists and Chorus of the Connecticut Lyric Opera in a performance of Mozart’s monumental Requiem under the direction of Maestro Adrian Sylveen.
TRUMPET & ORGAN
Louis Hanzlik, Trumpet
EZEQUIEL MENÉNDEZ, ORGAN
Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 am
Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Hartford and Cathedral Organist, Dr. Menéndez enjoys an intimate familiarity with the Cathedral’s Mighty Austin organ. Joined by trumpeter Louis Hanzlik, the most recently appointed member of the American Brass Quintet, the duo will perform a program of both early music and modern compositions. The program will feature Bach’s transcription of Vivaldi’s Concerto in D, BWV 972 arranged for organ and solo trumpet and works by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. With the combined talents of these two virtuosi, this concert is sure to be a tour de force.
PUCCINI, VIRTUE & REDEMPTION
TONY ARNOLD, SOPRANO; CHRIS DICKERSON, NARRATOR
THE YALE OPERA; NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY; WILLIAM BOUGHTON, CONDUCTOR
Sunday, November 22, 2014 7:30 pm
Soprano Tony Arnold, narrator Chris Dickerson, The Yale Opera, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra pay a visit to the Cathedral with a unique musical offering. The program pairs Giacomo Puccini's one-act Suor Angelica and Christopher Theofanidis' newly commissioned Virtue to explore themes of morality through music in two triumphant anthems. Theofanidis’ piece is based on the works of medieval mystic, herbalist, and composer Hildegard von Bingen. Suor Angelica will be sung in Italian and semi-staged. The entire production will be under the direction of New Haven Symphony conductor William Boughton.
CHRISTMAS EVE CONCERT: BACH AT THE CATHEDRAL
THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR; THE CATHEDRAL BRASS QUINTET
THE SOLI DEO GLORIA ORCHESTRA
DR. EDWARD BOLKOVAC, CONDUCTOR
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Under the direction of Choirmaster Dr. Edward Bolkovac, the Cathedral Choir is joined by the Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra, and Archdiocesan Music Director Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez in a joyful performance of music celebrating the Nativity of the Lord featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Please note that the concert time is 11:00 pm, immediately preceding Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. This concert is an annual favorite with audiences.