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RECENT

2020/2021 SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

THE OLD CHURCH: SONGS OF THE LITURGICAL YEAR

The Interchurch Center

THE INTERCHURCH CENTER  / APRIL 13, 2022

A noontime recital featuring a cappella and accompanied vocal quartet music, centering around the liturgical year.

Liz Lang, soprano
Meghann Vaughn, mezzo-soprano
Erik Rasmussen, tenor
Christopher Judd, baritone
Christopher Johnson, piano


Introit: Stephen Paulus, The Old Church
Pentecost: Ralph Vaughn Williams, Come Down, O Love Divine
All Saints Day: K. Lee Scott, Bright Mansions
Christ the King: Alice Parker/Robert Shaw, Ride On, King Jesus
Advent: Thomas Olivers, Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
Christmas: Johann Georg Ebeling, All my heart this night rejoices
Christmas: David Willcocks, Angels, from the realms of glory
Epiphany: Francis Poulenc, Videntes Stellam
Lent/Holy Week: Orlando Gibbons, Drop, Drop Slow Tears
Lent/Holy Week: Richard Redhead, Go to Dark Gethsemane
Easter: William Billings, Easter Anthem
Easter: 17th Century Dutch Melody, This Joyful Eastertide
Benediction: John Rutter, God Be In My Head

IN NATURE'S REALM: AN HOMAGE TO MOTHER EARTH

Musica Viva

ALL SOULS CHURCH NYC  / MARCH 27, 2022

To usher in the season of spring, Musica Viva NY explores music for a cappella choir celebrating the natural world, and our place within it. From beautiful and thrilling The Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson to the metaphysical and existential meditation of Alec Roth’s Earthrise, and the pop-inflected birdsong remix in Missy Mazzoli’s Vesper Sparrow, the program spans a breathtaking diversity of musical styles. The centerpiece is the world premiere of Momotombo, a new work by celebrated composer Gilda Lyons, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. 

Musica Viva NY

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, artistic director & conductor

Trent Johnson, organ

Randall Thompson, The Peaceable Kingdom 

  1. I say Ye to the Righteous

  2. Woe unto Them

  3. The Noise of a Multitude

  4. Howl Ye

  5. The Paper Reeds by the Brooks

  6. But These Are They That Forsake the Lord

  7. Have Ye Not Known?

  8. Ye Shall Have a Song

Gilda Lyons, Momotombo, World Premiere

  1. El tren iba rodando sobre sus rieles

  2. The baptism of volcanoes

  3. ¡Momotombo! — exclamé

  4. Evocación

  5. Yo tenía quince años

Missy Mazzoli, Vesper Sparrow

Alec Roth, Earthrise
Earthrise Part I: Man’s Drive to Explore and Exploit
Earthrise Part II: Contemplation of the Earth Seen From Space
Earthrise Part III: A Plea for True Wisdom and Understanding

HOLY TRINITY OPEN DOORS CONCERT SERIES

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ROCKVILLE CENTRE

HOLY TRINITY RVC  / DEC 10, 2021

Patricia Luecken, soprano
Erik Rasmussen, tenor

Rob DiPasquale, piano
Deacon John Malone, guitar and voice


Traditional Christmas Carols and Kids Sing-Along

Sponsored by a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Holy Trinity Open Doors Concert Series aims to bring people together again in a spirit of community. All concerts are free of charge.

MM DEGREE RECITAL:
ILLUMINATIONS OF LOVE & JUSTICE

LEFRAK CONCERT HALL

NOW STREAMING  / APRIL 22, 2021

Erik Rasmussen, tenor
Cullan Bryant, piano

Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations op. 18
G.F. Handel: Selection from Alcina
Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder
Adolphus Hailstork: Songs of Love and Justice

ILLUMINATIONS OF LOVE & JUSTICE

THE INTERCHURCH CENTER

NOW STREAMING  / APRIL 6, 2021

Erik Rasmussen, tenor
Cullan Bryant, piano

Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations op. 18
Adolphus Hailstork: Songs of Love and Justice