Concert video features New York's Grace Episcopal Church choirs

May 28, 2010

The Men and Boys Choir and the Girls' Choir of Grace Episcopal Church in New York City is featured in a new video produced by the Office of Communication, available here.

The hour-long program, a blend of the classical and the modern, with selections ranging from Bach and Mozart to the Beatles and Carly Simon, was taped at a live April 23 performance of the choirs' 10th Annual Spring Concert.

Under the direction of Patrick Allen, organist and master of the choristers, the music presented by the combined choirs was: Ave Verum Corpus, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, by Franz Joseph Haydn; Love's Endeavor, Love's Expense, by Barry Rose; Insanae et Vanae Curae, by Franz Joseph Haydn; Sheep May Safely Graze, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Ego Sum Panis Vivus, Sicut Cervus and Super Flumina, by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth, by Felix Mendelssohn; Let it be, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; The Rose, by Amanda McBroom; The Wall Street Hymn, by Carly Simon; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, by Isaac Watts.

The Grace Church Choir of Men and Boys was established in 1894, the oldest resident boy choir in continuous service in New York City. The Girls' Choir for young ladies was established as part of the celebrations surrounding the Centennial of The Choir of Men and Boys in 1994.

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