Caleidoscópio! Unsung Voices from Portugal
Rose of the Compass & Parthenia
Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine
Kent Tritle, Nina Stern & Raymond Nagem, music directors
This performance invites audience members to sunny Portugal for an exploration of rarely heard works, including the remarkable 13th century female-voiced Cantigas de Amigo; a Sinfonia by Leonora Duarte (1610-1678), a converso of Portuguese Jewish descent; and sacred and secular works of the 16th century by Vicente Lusitano, who was likely the first Black composer published in Europe. Kent Tritle conducts, and organist and Minister of Music at The Brick Presbyterian Church Raymond Nagem, and recorder player and Rose of the Compass director Nina Stern, are featured.
This concert is underwritten by a generous grant from Lois and Richard Pace.
The performance will also be available to livestream. For livestream tickets, please visit this page.
Please note, the Cathedral requires proof of vaccination to attend liturgical, non-liturgical, and ticketed events. All attendees and/or ticketholders must be fully vaccinated (received the final dose at least 14 days before the performance date). At check-in, ticketholders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the NYS Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of the vaccination card and a valid ID).