Farewell to Sorrow

March 9th, 2019, at 8:00pm
Church of St. Francis Xavier
46 West 16th Street, New York City

March 10th, 2019, at 3:00pm
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue, New York City

Sept Chansons, Francis Poulenc
La canción desesperada, Donald Grantham
Ode to St. Cecilia, Henry Purcell

Poulenc’s luminescent settings of impressionist poetry are an ideal amuse-bouche for the beautiful cycle by Donald Grantham, with soloists and violin, which sets Pablo Neruda’s “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair.” Grantham’s lyrical, expressive music evokes the tumultuous feelings of people in love. The concert concludes with Purcell’s joyful and radiant cantata, for chorus with soloists and organ.

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General admission

Adult - $20 online, $25 at the door
Senior - $15 online, $20 at the door
Student/Child - $8 online, $10 at the door