The Met Presents SACRED REPERTOIRE OF JERUSALEM Performed By Schola Antiqua, 10/23
In celebration of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven, Schola Antiqua of Chicago will perform a program of sacred music that is inspired by the diverse religions existing within the city of Jerusalem. On Sunday, October 23, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm, The Suspended Harp: Sounds of Faith in Medieval Jerusalem will be staged in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters, as part of the 2016-17 MetLiveArts season.
This program is made possible by the William S. Lieberman Fund. Schola Antiqua, the vocal ensemble celebrated for its "musicality and sound beyond question" (Early Music America), will connect Georgian and Armenian hymns; cantorial psalms; Sufi devotional music; and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim calls to prayer. An exploration of the vast cultures of Jerusalem through music, this concert parallels the exhibition's examination of the significant factors and religious traditions in medieval Jerusalem that led to one of the most artistic and creative periods in its history. This program features special guests: oudist Amro Helmy and soprano Nell Snaidas.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, founded in 2000, is an early music ensemble dedicated to the performance of repertory composed before the year 1600. Tickets start at $40.
For tickets and information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Monday-Saturday, 11 am-3:30 pm. Tickets include admission to the Museum on day of performance. Prices are subject to change.
The Suspended Harp: Sounds of Faith in Medieval Jerusalem all performances (unless specifically noted) when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.
The groundbreaking live arts series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores contemporary performance through the lens of the Museum's exhibitions and unparallelEd Gallery spaces with singular performances and talks. MetLiveArts invites artists, performers, curators, and thought-leaders to explore and collaborate within The Met, leading with new commissions, world premieres, and site-specific durational performances that have been named some of the most "memorable" and "best of" performances in New York City by the New York Times, New Yorker, and BroadwayWorld.
Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
September 26, 2016-January 8, 2017
Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 899, The Tisch Galleries
The exhibition is made possible by The David Berg Foundation; The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait; the Sherman Fairchild Foundation; the William S. Lieberman Fund; The Polonsky Foundation; Diane Carol Brandt; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts; and Mary and Michael Jaharis. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Michel David-Weill Fund; Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy; the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts; Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush; and Helen E. Lindsay.