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Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers musical concert video: from Bach and Mozart to the Beatles and Carly Simon

May 27, 2010

A musical program featuring selections for all tastes is now available as part of the ongoing multimedia offerings produced by the Office of Communication:

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 10th Annual Spring Concert by the Men and Boys Choir and the Girls" Choir of Grace Episcopal Church in New York City.

Under the direction of Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, the music presented by the combined choirs was: Ave verum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Missa brevis Sti. 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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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer