NYC Master Chorale: Our Lady of Grace

5/2/2008:

Tonight…

NYC Master Chorale comes to Hoboken

hoboken-nyc-master-chorale-our-lady-of-grace.JPGThe acclaimed New York City Master Chorale will perform Faure’s Requiem at Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for one person, $15 for a couple or $25 for a family pass. For more information, call (201) 659-0369.

Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken will host a special evening of great music on Friday, May 2, 2008, featuring the artistically acclaimed New York City Master Chorale that will perform Faure’s Requiem, his most renowned and sublime masterpiece as well as motets by French composer Maurice Durufle. The performance is co-sponsored by Hoboken ‘s chapter of Pax Christi USA, an international organization founded in France following the aftermath of World War II that is committed to peace education. This new Pax Christi USA chapter, based at Our Lady of Grace in Hoboken, works toward a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

“We are thrilled that the acclaimed and uplifting New York City Master Chorale accepted our invitation to perform at this special evening of community outreach and peace. The theme of Our Lady of Grace’s musical program for 2008 has been peace and reconciliation between all peoples, religions and nations,” said Andrew Cyr, Music Director for Our Lady of Grace Church. “The performance of choral music represents a powerful living symbol, scores of people coming together and uniting for one artistic purpose, expressing a universal language whose goal is to transcend all boundaries.”

“Our Lady of Grace Church is committed to serving the entire community, not just our parishioners,” said Fr. Alex Santora, Pastor, Our Lady of Grace. “We are constantly looking for new ways to reach out to the community. We feel that celebrations of music and the arts are a great way to bring people together because they help to express the infinite beauty of God in works made by human hands.”

“We are very excited about our appearance in Hoboken ,” said Thea Kano, Artistic Director, New York City Master Chorale. “Our 80-voice chorale, which is made up of musicians from the greater New York City area, seeks to broaden public interest in fine choral music by performing a full range of musical styles at the highest level of quality.” Founded in 2005, the Chorale also educates the public through a regular program of outreach concerts and workshops for groups that might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about and experience choral music.

Our Lady of Grace Church is Hoboken’s most historic and stunning church and performance space, featuring Gothic-style architecture and perfect acoustics. The sanctuary seats over 1,000 people and is conveniently located in the center of Hoboken – the perfect spot to unite the greater metropolitan community to celebrate peace and transcendent music together.

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