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Cellist Carter Brey to Join Voices of Ascension for "O Holy One"
by Daniel N. Colborn, II for Vocal Area Network
Posted April 22, 2005

Christ as Redeemer, from the Voices of Ascension siteCarter Brey, internationally distinguished soloist and Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic, will be the special guest artist in the next concert by Voices of Ascension, the acclaimed professional chorus conducted by Dennis Keene. The Concert, titled "O Holy One", is scheduled for 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, New York City.

Mr. Brey will be featured in Svyati (O Holy One) for violoncello and chorus by noted contemporary British composer John Tavener. He will also perform excerpts from a Bach cello suite. Works of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc and others will be included in what Aristic Director Dennis Keene has termed "an evening of spirituality and mysticism." Keene commented, "We have linked together the austere yet expressive French spirituality of Francis Poulenc with the mysticism of contemporary composer John Tavener and the rich choral sonorities of music from the Russian Orthodox Church t