Sunday, January 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mystic River Chorale will present the “Beatitude Mass: For the Homeless” on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College in New London. This lyrical and compelling piece, by Los Angeles-based composer Henry Mollicone, weaves the Beatitudes, the text of the Mass ordinary, and words that tell the story of homeless men and women. The program also includes works by Dominick DiOrio, Ola Gjello, Michael Horvit, and Joseph Gentry Stephens. The concert will be inspiring and uplifting.
The performance will be conducted by the Chorale’s Artistic Director, Frank Martingnetti, and will feature a chamber ensemble and soloists Richard Weidlich, baritone, and local favorite Eden Casteel, soprano. This new work has been performed only once before in Connecticut, in Middletown.
The composer, Henry Mollicone, and lyricist, William Luce, interviewed homeless people living in homeless shelters. The chorale sings the Latin mass with the soloists weaving in the tapestry of experiences and emotions of the homeless in English.
Mystic River Chorale is celebrating its 35th anniversary and its 11th season under the direction of Dr. Martignetti, who was a national finalist for the 2015 American Prize in choral conducting for his work the Chorale. He also serves as Director of Music & Performing Arts at the University of Bridgeport and Director of Music at Advent Lutheran Church, Manhattan.
Tickets are $25 adults; $20 seniors/military; $15 students. For more information and tickets, call 860-460-1487 or visit www.mysticriverchorale.org Tickets will also be available at the door.