2016 - 2017 SEASON
Very Reverend James A. Shanley, Episcopal Vicar, Rector of the Cathedral
Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, Director of Music
NATIONAL PASTORAL MUSICIANS
SAINT CECILIA SING
Conductor, Dr. Edward Bolkovac
Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR IN HARFORD
Saturday, December 10, 2016 • 8:00 P.M.
An Event the whole family will love! Come join the Cathedral this Christmas Season to welcome the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir ringing in the cherished sacred sounds of Christmas. From Vivaldi’s Gloria, Saint-Saëns’ Ave Maria, Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, a range of motets and lieder to traditional English carols and contemporary selections as, O Holy Night, Feliz Navidad and Joy to the World! Dating back to the 15th century, the Vienna Boys Choir is a choir of long-standing tradition gracing their listeners with purity of tone and adept musicianship while keeping their lively singing Viennese style. They are a cultured ensemble of 100 choristers from 30 different nations, divided into four touring choirs, famously named after Austrian composers associated with the choir's history, Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert giving nearly 300 performances a year in all European countries, frequently in Asia, Australia and the Americas.
This performance is presented by Spectacle Management and hosted by the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Archdiocese of Hartford, at 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.
FOR TICKETS VISIT: http://www.viennaboyschoir.org. Secure parking is available.
HANDEL’S MESSIAH on CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday, December 24, 2016 • 9:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Choirmaster Dr. Edward Bolkovac, the Cathedral Schola Cantorum joined by the Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra will perform Handel’s beloved oratorio, The Messiah. Please note the the concert will immediately precede the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
NOTRE DAME COMES TO HARTFORD
OLIVIER LATRY, Organ
Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus
Gabriel Löfvall, Conductor
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
Renowned organist, Olivier Latry, titular organist at Notre Dame in Paris, returns to Hartford to play an exciting program on the Cathedral’s amazing organs. The program will feature French organ masterworks, improvisations, and the mighty Messe Solennelle, Op. 16, for two organs and mixed choir, by Louis Vierne, a work celebrated for its sumptuous harmonies and ominous resonances. The skillful voices of Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus will join Maestro Latry and Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez for this unique event, to bring Vierne’s powerful Messe Solennelle to life: an evening not to be missed!
All events are at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06105.
There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral (except where stated).
A free-will offering will be graciously accepted.