Welcome to Cerddorion’s 25th Anniversary Season!

It’s a big birthday for us, and we’re celebrating all season long… with four beautiful and varied concerts, an exciting commission, two very special collaborations, and a birthday party! Please join us.

We will have detailed concert information and ticket links on this page soon… please check back during the last week of August. Meanwhile, here’s a glimpse of what’s to come… 

Celebrating Our Audience 

Friday, November 15 at 8 pm ◊ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Sunday, November 17 at 3 pm ◊ St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan

 

A program of fan favorites from 25 years of wide-ranging repertoire. It’s not too late to cast your vote! Check back soon to learn how you can help us choose the last few selections.

 

Celebrating Collaboration

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3 pm ◊ St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan

 

Cerddorion is thrilled that the acclaimed pop-rock band October Project has asked us to present the New York premiere of The Book of Rounds: 21 Songs of Grace. Lyricist Julie Flanders and composer Emil Adler say that each round “is designed to gracefully transport both the singer and listener into a meditative state, one that is transcendent, reflective, and uplifting.”

 

Celebrating Our Singers, Past and Present 

March 2020 – dates and venue to be announced

The centerpiece of our 25th anniversary season will be a fully staged performance of Purcell’s magnificent opera, Dido and Aeneas. We are delighted to be collaborating with one of our favorite artistic partners through the years, Christopher Caines Dance, in a program that will delight the eye as well as the ear. Some of New York’s finest early music instrumentalists will join us from the orchestra pit. And for the icing on our birthday cake: The principal roles will be played by Cerddorion alumni/ae who have gone on to vibrant professional singing careers. A festive reception will following the final performance.

 

Celebrating Our Commitment to New Music

Friday, May 29 at 8 pm ◊ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Sunday, May 31 at 3 pm ◊ St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan

In 2020 there’s a birthday far more momentous than Cerddorion’s: the centennial of the 19th Amendment, recognizing women’s right to vote. We end our season of celebration with a program of music composed by and about women. We are proud to present the world premiere of a work we commissioned for the occasion: In Arise, the prominent New York composer Sidney Boquiren sets the words of some of the pioneers of women’s suffrage, both famous and lesser-known. The program will also feature the winners of Cerddorion’s eighth annual Emerging Composers Competition.

 

 

 

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