II. NOVA, NOVA : Christmas Star
~ mixed voices and instruments
When and Where:
Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 pm at Frist Church at Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.
Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 pm (SOLD OUT) at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.
Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 pm at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Wednesday, December 25th at 2:00 pm (Christmas Day) at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Wednesday, December 25th at 5:00 pm (Christmas Day) at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
EM/NY continues its annual holiday tradition in the grand Cathedral of Saint John the Divine with this scintillating program of seasonal carols and motets from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Like the astronomical nova which illuminates celestial bodies, the "nova" (new) transition from the massive Romanesque to airy Gothic tracery served both as a symbolic and literal transformation from dark to light. The brilliant, kaleidoscopic array of colors and light cast through stained glass windows into the new vaulted and buttressed spaces of Gothic architecture also permeates this richly-textured music of Ars nova Europe. Perennially stellar performances, order tickets early!