New (and Remembered) Works

More great concerts – and very different concert experiences – to enjoy this weekend! The Moravian College Choir, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is presenting the premiere of a new edition of Amy Beach’s Mass on April 29.  The work, composed when Beach was only 19, is believed to be the first Mass composed by an American woman.  In a years long project, Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle, worked to make corrections, reconstruct parts, and create an edition that can be easily accessed and performed widely.  We look forward to the forthcoming recording and publication of the work!  More information about the concert can…

An Evening with Tapestry

I was lucky enough to be invited to hear a concert given by Tapestry this past weekend. My home in eastern Pennsylvania, about halfway between Philadelphia and New York City, is not known as a stopping point for touring artists. However, the undergraduate conference of medieval studies at Moravian College combined with Yuletide celebrations at a local church brought Tapestry and their music into my backyard. What a treat! Laurie Monahan, Cristi Catt, and Daniela Tosic founded the Boston-based ensemble in 1995, and the group has grown to include numerous other guest members as each concert program requires. The program…