Early Music Concerts 2011-2012

Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (US) Canticum Novum Singers Concert: J.S. Bach mass in B Minor (19 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 11, 2012

Location: St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, New York NY, US

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director will present  J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor on Saturday, May 19 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Guest performers will be Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.

“When I listen to Bach, I am immediately transported into another realm. There is a journey towards ecstasy. What joy and amazement and upliftment I feel. However, since his level of genius and spiritual depth are totally incomprehensible to me, I am always left with a sense of powerlessness and helplessness. This doesn’t prevent me from marveling at, basking in, and loving the experience. But deep within me, I am agonizing because the experience is utterly unbearable. I will never fully understand it all.” (Maestro Rosenbaum)

Artemis Chamber Ensemble presents works ranging from baroque/classical and innovative contemporary works to rock/jazz transcriptions. They can form a chamber orchestra, string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and myriad other combinations, which allows for infinite program options. Visit them at

The Canticum Novum Singers, hailed by critics and audiences alike, is now in its 39th season under the direction of its founder, Harold Rosenbaum. During the past 38 years, this chamber choir has achieved both national and international recognition for its stylistic versatility, vocal blend, and expressive range. The ensemble has presented dozens of world, American, and New York premieres by composers ranging from Handel, J.C. Bach, Faure, and Bruckner, to Harbison, Berio, Schnittke, Rorem, Schickele and George Benjamin. Their website is at

Tickets for the May 19 concert will be available at the door 30 minutes before the concert. They can also be reserved by calling Gotham Early Music Scene at 212-866-0468 or by visiting

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