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MATA Presents Divine Mysteries: Angeloi

Friday, September 14, 2018
at 8:00 PM

Church of St. Francis Xavier
46 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Free Event



Event Information

MATA kicks off its 2018-19 season with Divine Mysteries: Ángeloi, an immersive event, featuring Cantata Profana, the ‘stylish early music ensemble’ (New York Times), in an evening of contemporary liturgical music. First introduced at MATA’s 2018 Festival, MATA’s Divine Mysteries initiative explores contemporary responses to religion and spirituality, with an emphasis on long-form sacred works presented in evocative settings.  Divine Mysteries: Ángeloi will feature the World Premiere of Polish composer Emil Wojtacki’Compline: Ángeloi. Seamlessly blending microtonal psalms with chant responses, Compline: Ángeloi is a modern setting for period instruments of the Catholic Compline office, sung in Latin and presented in the extraordinary form, the most ornate and detailed version of the liturgy. The program will also feature the world premiere of 2017 MATA-Commissionee Kristina Wolfe’s Antiphon, a meditative reflection on the fluid nature of time, inspired by medieval liturgy. 

Divine Mysteries: Angeloi, a co-production with the Church of St. Francis Xavier’s PAX performing arts series, is organized in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme.

Admission by Free Will Donation

Program:

Kristina Wolfe: Antiphon  (2012, rev. 2018) (World Premiere)
Emil Wotjacki: Compline (Ángeloi) (2016) (World Premiere)

The performance will last approximately one hour and be performed without intermission.

Performed by

Cantata Profana

Jessica Petrus, soprano
Jacob Ashworth, baroque violin
Melanie Williams, baroque flute
Adam Young, viola da gamba
Arash Noori, theorbo
Dan Schlosberg, harpsichord