All Night Vigil, Op. 37
May 15 & 16, 2015
Sine Nomine celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rachmaninoff's most beloved choral setting. This majestic work premiered in Moscow in 1915, and has been called the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church.
ONE NIGHT ONLY CONCERT PERFORMANCE!
– Friday, May 15, 2015 8:00pm –
St. Lawrence, Martyr
110 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA
We’ve pulled out all the stops for this monumental work, and are very excited to have 14 of the area’s finest choral singers joining us as guests to make this one of the biggest events in our history.
Among them is our founding director, Glenn Giuttari, who has returned to join our bass section for this concert. Glenn has frequently joined our performances throughout the years as an organist, but it truly is a special privilege to have him singing with us again. We are also thrilled to be joined by Mike Abrahamson, cantor at St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket RI, where we will be singing the Vespers during the church’s evening services on Saturday, May 16. His presence and cultural insight has made this collaboration more enriching than we could have imagined. It is a very exciting change of pace to have such a large choir, and we can’t wait to share our efforts with you!
Rare opportunity to hear this work sung in its original liturgical context:
– 6:00pm Saturday evening service, May 16, 2015 –
Saint Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church
74 Harris Ave, Woonsocket, RI
We will be making a guest appearance at the lovely St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, which was badly damaged by a fire in 2012. Tireless efforts to restore the church are in full swing, and Sine Nomine is privileged to be part of the service commemorating the reopening of the restored sancuary in May.
This will be a rare opportunity for parishoners, supporters and community members to hear the true wonder of Rachmaninoff's Vespers sung in context, as part of the evening service.