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Psalms and Carols: The Sounds of Joy - Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022 • 4:00PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church, West 114th Street and Broadway, Manhattan

New Amsterdam Singers returns to two favorites from past seasons: J.S. Bach’s beloved five-voice motet, Jesu, Meine Freude, and the uplifting double chorus motet by Heinrich Schütz on Psalm 84, which opens with the line “How lovely is thy dwelling place” and continues later with “The sparrow hath found a house and the swallow a nest”— a phrase that inspired composer Caroline Shaw’s 2017 setting of the same psalm, and the swallow. Recent works by young American composers Abbie Betinis, Rosephanye Powell, and Zanaida Robles add a joyful bow to the season.

This concert will also be performed on Friday, December 9, 2022.

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