Sing Me the Universal

The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Sing Me the Universal, A Walt
Whitman Bicentennial Concert on March 2nd at Manhattan’s Church of St.
Francis Xavier

What: Cecilia Chorus of NY Presents Sing Me theUniversal – A Walt
Whitman Bicentennial Concert

When: Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00 PM

Where: Church of St. Francis Xavier, 46 W. 16th St. in Manhattan

URL:  http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/

New York, NY – The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music
Director will present Sing Me the Universal, a Walt Whitman Bicentennial
Concert on March 2nd at 8:00 PM at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, 46 W.
16th St., between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan. This event celebrates
the 200th anniversary of the poet’s birth.

Repertoire will be 20th century composer Vincent Persichetti’s
Celebrations, the premiere of a new version of contemporary Cuban composer
Jorge Martín’s One Hour to Madness and Joy with organ, both of which
capture the power and transcendence of the words of Walt Whitman. Excerpts
from the Mass in D minor (1860) of Bostonian John Knowles Paine highlight
the poet’s radical individualism.

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