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Musica Sacra to Celebrate Bach At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine


“Basically Bach” brings choral music ensemble back to the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

Musica Sacra to Celebrate Bach At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City, celebrates the return of live music performances and the extended Bach family with a concert on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

Part of the Cathedral's 2021-2022 season of its Great Music in a Great Space concert series, "Basically Bach" will feature works by J.S. Bach and two of his family members. As some of the most beloved compositions in the choral repertoire, these works will resound within the unique acoustic space of the Cathedral, welcoming back audience members and lovers of great music.

Tickets to the performance are available via Musica Sacra's website. For the Cathedral's COVID-19 policy and more information, visit the Cathedral's website.


Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra

Kent Tritle & Michael Sheetz, conductors
Nola Richardson, soprano
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
James Reese, tenor
Peter Stewart, baritone
Sato Moughalian, flute

J. S. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

J. S. BACH Cantata 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele

JOHANN MICHAEL BACH Halt, was du hast

JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Fürchte dich nicht

Revived in 2011, Great Music in a Great Space reprises the legendary concert series first held at the Cathedral in the 1980s. Great Music in a Great Space presents choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, in the magnificent, deeply spiritual setting of the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Concerts take place in many locations: the vast space of the Crossing, the more intimate setting of the Great Choir, and the exquisite Chapels of the Tongues. The beloved holiday traditions of the Christmas Concert and New Year's Eve Concert for Peace are an integral part of our concert series.

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