We joyfully invite you to our 11th annual sacred music concert series. Featuring a diverse selection from 16th-century Europe to present-day America, our concerts offer something for every taste.
Our exciting season of transcendent, world-class choral concerts will be available in person and on livestream. The 2024 choral concerts will be performed for the first time in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, as the renovation of Kirkland Chapel gets underway.
We look forward to returning to a fully refurbished and more beautifully resonant Kirkland Chapel in 2025. We promise you transportive and transformative musical experiences to open your mind, stir your heart, and nourish your soul.
Renaissance Reflections: Music for Lent
Friday, March 22, 2024 • 7 pm, Sanctuary and livestream
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The Fifth Avenue Chamber Choir, directed by Ryan Jackson
The Fifth Avenue Chamber Choir performs highlights from the Renaissance era, when composers like Byrd, Palestrina, Tallis and Victoria created a golden age of choral music. At the heart of the program is the Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd, one of the period’s greatest masterpieces. Composed during the religious turmoil of Elizabethan England, the Mass showcases Byrd’s tremendous ability to express his deeply held spiritual convictions through delicate strands of polyphony and evocative harmonies. The result is a work of profound faith and exquisite beauty.