Musica Sacra Chamber Chorus and Continuo Play Carnegie Hall, 2/23


On Thursday February 23, 2012 at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Musica Sacra Chamber Chorus and Continuo will perform a concert featuring compositions of J.S. Bach and a selection of works by his family members.

The program will include motets of Bach family members Johann Christoph (Fürchte dich nicht), Johann (Unser Leben ist ein Schatten), Johann Michael (Halt, was du hast), and Johann Ludwig (Das ist meine Freude, Das Blut Jesu Christi, and Sei nun wieder zufrieden, meine Seele). Of J.S. Bach himself, motets include Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden and Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf.

In addition to the choral selections, selections from the Cello Suites will be performed by Arthur Fiacco, principal cellist for Musica Sacra and the Orchestra of the Oratorio Society of New York, as well as a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's. As a soloist, Mr. Fiacco has appeared with Broadway legend Patti LuPone, harpsichord virtuoso Igor Kipnis, The Mark Morris Dance Group and the celebrated performance artist Meredith Monk.

Leading the performance is the ensemble's music director, Kent Tritle, hailed by Allan Kozinn of the New York Times as "New York's reining choral conductor" and "the brightest star in New York's choral music world." This marks his fifth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra.

Tickets ($25 and $65) are available through Carnegie Hall online (, by phone (CarnegieCharge, (212)247-7800); or in person (Box Office, 57th Street & 7th Avenue).

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