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Musica Sacra's season finale combines renowned artists with rising stars
by Amelia Kusar for Vocal Area Network
Posted March 15, 2009

Musica SacraMusica Sacra, one of New York's most distinguished professional choruses, presents the final concert of their season on March 20, 2009 in the Rose Theater, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Under the leadership of music director Kent Tritle, the evening's program celebrates the confluence of well-established artists and the next generation of musical talent. Highly-regarded pianist Margo Garrett pairs with the Sorel Organization's Medallion in Collaborative Piano winner Sunglee Victoria Choi to accompany the chorus in performing Brahms's rarely heard piano four-hands version of Ein Deutsches Requiem, featuring soprano Leslie Fagan and Lindemann Young Artist baritone John Michael Moore. Ms. Garrett and Ms. Choi will also collaborate in Schubert's Fantasia in F minor, while Ms. Choi will accompany Mr. Moore for Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

Brahms was moved to compose Ein Deutsches Requiem soon after the death of his own mother. This consoling and uplifting test