Christmas at Carnegie Hall
Handel's Messiah
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
$85.00 = 1st Tier (No discount)
$75.00 = Prime Parquet (No discount)
$65.00 = 2nd Tier*
$60.00 = Parguet*
$45.00 = Dress Circle*
$35.00 = Center Balcony*
$15.00 = Seniors/Under 30 Rear Balcony*
$ 7.50 = Students Rear Balcony*

*Mention Saint Clare's and receive a 10% discount* on most levels.

  • If there is sufficient interest, arrangements will be made for a round trip chartered bus leaving from St. Clare's for an additional (approximate) cost of $25.00 per person.
  • To make reservations for the bus, please contact Mrs. Gerri Smith in the rectory by November 24, 2014.

Musica Sacra continues its annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s most beloved work. Conducted by Musica Sacra’s acclaimed Music Director, Kent Tritle.

Our soprano soloist will be Lianne Coble whose voice has been described by The New York Times as possessing “melting, devotional sweetness.” Miss Coble has previously performed as soloist for Messiah with the Dallas Bach Society. Additional concert engagements include appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Witchita Symphony Orchestra, among other ensembles. Musica Sacra audiences may remember her as a soloist in the BachSt. Matthew Passion at Carnegie Hall in March 2013.

Silvie Jensen Alto SoloistMezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen will return to Musica Sacra as the alto soloist. Miss Jensen maintains a robust opera career performing throughout Europe and America, including engagements at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She also performed as a soloist in the St. Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, having previously performed in Sir Jonathan Miller’s staged version of the oratorio at BAM. We’re sure that you will agree with The New York Times that her performances are “elegant” and “beautiful.”

Lawrence JonesIn addition to serving as a Musica Sacra Messiah soloist, Tenor Lawrence Jones will be heard (along with Silvie Jensen) on the new Robert Paterson recording with Musica Sacra (see article below). His concert appearances throughout the United States are numerous and include the Albany Symphony, Boston Baroque, Boston Pops, Charlotte Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Utah Symphony, among others. The tenor's opera appearances at the Glimmerglass and Aldeburgh Festivals have garnered praise fromOpera News for his “clean, ringing tenor.”

John Brancy BaritonePraised by The New York Times for his "vibrant, resonate presence," baritone John Brancymakes his Musica Sacra debut with these performances of Handel’s Messiah. He is a 2013 George London Foundation Encouragement Award winner, and winner of the 2013 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, Mr. Brancy made his Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall debuts as the baritone soloist in the Fauré Requiem, the Mozart Mass in C major, K. 317, “Coronation Mass,” and Schubert's Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167. We look forward to watching his burgeoning international opera career develop after early successes at the Dresden Semperoper, Le Théâtre du Châtelet and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Tour.