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Dec 17, 2019 8:00 PM

The Dalton Chorale Presents Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum

On Tuesday, December 17, at Manhattan’s Church of the Holy Trinity, the Dalton Chorale, under the direction of David Shuler, presents Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21, a major choral work by 18th-century Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. A chamber orchestra will accompany the Chorale, and the soloists will be Sarah Hawkey, soprano; Elizabeth Merrill, mezzo-soprano; David Root, tenor; and Dominic Inferrera, baritone.

The compositions of the long-forgotten Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka approach or equal those of his contemporaries Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann in their advanced use of counterpoint, their extreme demands on the players and singers, their ingenuity and resourcefulness, and their overall beauty. Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum is his final mass and one of his most uplifting, characterized by everything that typifies Zelenka: cleverly constructed fugal choruses, dramatic harmonies that accentuate key moments in the texts, and an unfailing feel for overall musical architecture. 

The Dalton Chorale, now in its 28th year, provides for its members the opportunity to sing major sacred and secular works dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Although originally drawn from alumni of the Dalton School, the Chorale’s members are now a richly diverse ensemble of serious amateurs from the wider musical community who enjoy the commitment and communal effort required to perform great music for chorus and orchestra. David Shuler has been the Music Director of the Chorale since 2004.

The Church of the Holy Trinity is located at 316 East 88th Street.

Tickets for the concert are $25 and are available at the door.  

For further information, ticket sales, or reservations, please email info@daltonchorale.org.


Performers:   The Dalton Chorale, directed by David Shuler; Sarah Hawkey, soprano; Elizabeth Merrill, mezzo-soprano; David Root, tenor; Dominic Inferrera, baritone

Date & time:  Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8 pm

Venue:           Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88 Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)

Program:        Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21

Tickets:          $20 on Eventbrite; $25 at the doorInformation and reservations: info@daltonchorale.org; www.daltonchorale.org


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net


Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88 Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)


Dec 17, 2019 8:00 PM


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