Summer Festival of Sacred Music Continues with A Celebration of American Composers

In observance of the Independence Day weekend, the 23rd annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bartholomew's continues with music by American Composers on Sunday, July 3, at 11 am.

St. Bartholomew's Choir will sing Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms in an arrangement for organ, harp and percussion as well as William Dawson's Ezekiel saw de Wheel and Seattle Wright's Missa Brevis in D. William K. Trafka will conduct the choir. Instrumentalists for the Bernstein will be Jason Roberts, organist; Frances Duffy, harpist; and Samuel Lazzara, percussionist.

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music takes place each Sunday morning at 11 am at St. Bartholomew's Church during the summer months. At a time when most churches reduce their musical offerings, St. Bartholomew's Church provides outstanding sacred music sung by St. Bartholomew's Choir and Boy and Girl Choristers, two of New York City's most renowned choirs. Works include an array of mass settings from the 15th century to the present embracing a diversity of cultures from around the world. The music is sung as part of the Eucharist or Mass, the liturgical context for which it was composed. All Summer Festival events are free and open to the public.

St. Bartholomew's Church is located at the corner of Park Avenue and 51st Street. Subway: 6 to 51st Street. For more information, call (212) 378-0222 or visit stbarts.org/summerfestival/ for the complete Summer Festival schedule.

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