Vaughan Williams & Britten
Ralph Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas
Benjamin Britten The World of the Spirit
New York City Childrens Chorus (Mary Huff, director)
Katherine Wessinger, soprano; Helen Karloski, alto
Tommy Wazelle, tenor; Rod Gomez bass
John Carr & Jenny McDevitt, narrators
Andrew Henderson, conductor
The Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra conclude their 54th season with two major works composed in England during the early 20th century. Vaughan Williams considered his "Sancta Civitas" (The Holy City) to be his favorite large choral work, written for double chorus, childrens chorus, soloists and a large orchestra, based on texts he selected from the book of Revelation. Originally conceived for performance on BBC radio, Benjamin Brittens "The World of the Spirit" for chorus, soloists, narrators, and orchestra is a piece of similarly large proportions, which was not heard in concert performance until 1998.
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New York, NY 10021
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