The Academy of Sacred Drama’s ambitious Year of Moses features the modern American premieres of three Italian-Baroque oratorios by Modenese librettist Giovanni Battista Giardini. The music of Vincenzo de Grandis, Giovanni Antonio Gianettini, and Bernardo Pasquini will be paired with contextual lectures and community receptions. French-Baroque Moses cantatas will also be featured in an intimate musical evening.
Oratorio de Grandis’s Il Nascimento di Mose
Fri, Sept 14 7:15 PM at St. Mary’s, Norwalk, CT
Sat, Sept 15 7:15 PM at Calvary Church, NYC
Sat, Nov 10 7:15 PM at The Chapel at St. George’s, NYC
Sun, Jan 13 4 PM at Corpus Christi, NYC; presented by Music Before 1800
Academy Players England My England
Fri, Feb 1 8 PM at Fairchild Theatre, Michigan State University, MI
In an oratorio based on Exodus 18, Moses, his brother Aaron, and a narrator vividly recall the challenges and successes in the wilderness.
Sat, April 6 7:15 PM at The Chapel at St. George’s, NYC
Sun, April 7 3 PM at St. Joseph’s, Bronxville, NY
Partner Concert Linley Jr’s Song of Moses
Sat, May 25 7:15 PM at Calvary Church, NYC