Musica Sacra 2012-2013 Season
The Tradition of Great Chamber Music Continues. Join us for the 23rd Season! All concerts are preceded by a luncheon or dinner ($10) and lecture in the Berean (Reception) Room. A reception follows each concert. Contact the Music Office at email@example.com or 404.228.7732 for more information or for lunch reservations.
Sunday, September 23, 2:00pm
Coro Vocati (Latin for "called to sing) is conducted by Dr. John Dickson. This unique Atlanta vocal ensemble seeks to provide a professional quality choral experience for gifted musicians who understand their call to serve as music educators, church musicians, vocal teachers, singers and conductors. Their raison d’etre is to create a workshop in rehearsal and concert, for the inspiration and continuing education of music educators and professional musical colleagues.
Friday, November 9, 7:30pm
The Boston Based Jupiter Quartet, composed of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough, are internationally renowned as winners of many competitions and as performers who have appeared all over the world. Among their many achievements are wins at the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the grand prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. They were selected for membership in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, and recently received an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Friday, December 21, 6:00 pm, Winship Chapel
Evan Few, Baroque Violin
Violinist Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. He has performed with Anima Eterna Brugge, Bach Collegium Japan, Taverner Consort and Harmonie Universelle, and has led both New Trinity Baroque and Apollo's Fire. Evan is also a keen chamber musician and a dedicated cook. He received his principal training at Oberlin College Conservatory as a pupil of Marilyn McDonald, and pursued further training in string quartet performance at Rice University and in baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Friday, February 1, 7:30pm
Armonia Celeste (Italian for “heavenly harmony”) brings the music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque eras vividly to life for audiences across America. With three distinct and beautiful female voices singing in close harmony and a variety of period instruments, Armonia Celeste infuses their historically informed performances with unforgettable passion and joy.
Sunday, March 17, 2:00pm
Jens Korndörfer, Organ
Jens Korndörfer is Organist at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. He has performed extensively in prominent venues around the world, including Westminster Abbey in London, Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Sulpice in Paris, Chapel Royal in Versailles, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, the Münster in Ulm, St. James Cathedral in Toronto, Suntory Hall and Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo and the Kyoto Concert Hall.
Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm
Jane McRae, Violin
Violinist Jane McRae has had a rich musical life through her chamber and orchestral performances as well as in teaching. Ms. McRae has performed with orchestras around the country to include the New World Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Pops Orchestra. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, she played under the baton of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Simon Rattle as principal second violin of the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.
Musica Sacra Atlanta was formed in 1989 by Charles and Diane Whittaker to present the finest sacred music in this acoustically superior and spiritually stimulating space. Over the years Musica Sacra has presented such renowned musicians as Jitro Children's Choir, Quink, Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Dr. Karl Haas, and organists Jerry Hancock, Christopher Herrick, Jean-Pierre Leguay and John Scott. The Musica Sacra Orchestra and Oratorio Choir perform in two or three concerts in each season and have toured Europe several times.
Concerts are supported only from contributions from patrons to the Musica Sacra Concert Series and from earnings from the Musica Sacra Foundation Fund. Patrons' names are listed in each concert program. The Musica Sacra Foundation is an endowment fund managed by the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to ensure the future of the Musica Sacra Concert Series as an outreach ministry of the church. Only the earnings from this fund are used to supplement the concert program. It is hoped the level of endowment can be raised to the point that its earnings can cover a significant percentage of the program's costs. Please contact the Music Office at 404-228-7732 to inquire about becoming a Musica Sacra patron.