Yale Schola Cantorum & Juilliard415
David Hill, conductor
An NCPA Presentation
Yale Schola Cantorum is a chamber choir that performs music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concerts around the world. Juilliard415 is one of the leading period-instrument ensembles, playing on rare instruments used during the Baroque period, producing a unique sound not heard with modern orchestral instruments. In 2011 the ensemble made its Carnegie Hall debut in a concert that was cited as one of the ten best of the season by The New York Times.
Yale and Juilliard will combine forces to perform J.S. Bach’s famous Magnificat, as well as a brand new commission by Indian-American composer Reena Esmail, This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity displaying the cross-cultural pairing of tabla and sitar with western choir in a musical setting of texts from seven religions in eight languages. In addition, Juilliard415 will perform God, Storms and Demons: Dances from the Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau, an evocative instrumental suite culled from one of the most elegant composers of 18th- century France.
Rameau: Gods, Storms, and Demons: Dances from Rameau’s Operas
Reena Esmail: This Love Between Us: Prayer for Unity
J.S. Bach: Magnificat