The Virgin Consort Kyler Brown, director Mary Mackenzie and Sadie Rosales, sopranoes Rachel Calloway and Mary Marathe, altos William Foley and Dory Schultz, tenors Nathan Brian and Alexander Tall, baritones
Program: BIEBL Ave Maria POULENC Hodie Christus Natus Est WHITACRE Sleep LAURIDSEN O Magnum Mysterium SAYLOR Lo! How A Rose E’er Blooming LAWSON Lullay My Liking SAMETZ There Is No Rose FLECHA Riu, Riu, Chiu WOOD Ding Dong! Merrily On High WISHART Alleluia, a New Work is Come On Hand GJEILO In the Bleak Midwinter and more!
The Virgin Consort, directed by Kyler Brown, is composed of New York’s finest choral singers performing in an informed period style. These musicians combine the artistry and expertise of both the solo and the ensemble singer. Having received critical acclaim for the first New York performance of the original 1742 version of Handel's Messiah, the Virgin Consort now embraces the whole of sacred choral music delivering the homogeneity of sound for which they are best known. Most recently the Virgin Consort recorded music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier in a program of Music for the Feast of the Nativity from the Court of Louis XIV for GOTHIC Records.
Kyler Brown, director is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College - State University of New York where he received a BFA degree with a major in Organ Performance. After university, he did graduate work in music in Pistoia, Italy, and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was awarded the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. An avid student of the organ since his feet were able to reach the pedal board, Mr. Brown has been working as a professional musician for over thirty years.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, December 8, 2012 8 pm
Church of St. Jean Baptiste 184 East 76th Street at Lexington Avenue Manhattan