Our vivid 29th season continues…

In Praise of Palestrina, Stanford, and Bruckner

In 2024 we mark significant anniversaries for the musical luminaries Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Anton Bruckner. Our program features Bruckner’s spare and haunting Kronstorfer Mass, one of his earliest compositions; evocative motets and Mass movements by Palestrina; and a sampling of some of Stanford’s most charming part songs.

Sunday, March 3 at 3pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, West End Avenue and 87th Street

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Yearning to Breathe Free

The poetry of Emma Lazarus and the music of Dietrich Buxtehude are dual inspirations for Caroline Shaw’s deeply moving cantata, To the Hands, which explores the plight of refugees from around the world and contemplates our “role and responsibility in these global and local crises.” Shaw’s work is paired with Buxtehude’s “Ad Manus,” from his Membra Jesu Nostri (on which Shaw based her composition), as well as with other pieces related to this theme, including Saunder Choi’s The New Colossus and the final anthem from 1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America by Frank London and Judith Sloan.

Sunday, May 5 at 3pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, West End Avenue and 87th Street

Cerddorion is funded in part by a generous grant from Creative Engagement. This public funding program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond. Cerddorion is profoundly grateful to LMCC for their decades-long partnership.