The 2019 Gracias Choir Easter Cantata
The 2019 Gracias Choir Easter Cantata, a moving and mesmerizing music concert event performed by the award-winning Gracias Choir, takes the stage at St. Helena Catholic Church, 1315 Olmstead Ave., Bronx, on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Gracias Choir is an international mixed choral group and orchestra conducted by world-renowned conductor Maestro Boris Abalyan. In addition to performing for audiences and international leaders all around the world, the Gracias Choir recently won First Prize at the International Choir Competiton in Makrtoberdorf, the most prestigious competiton in the world. They are also Grand Prize winners at the Riva del Garda International Choral Competition in Italy and First Prize winners at the Montreaux Choral Festival in Switzerland. Gracias Choir continues to garner a reputation as one of the best choral groups in the world.
Gracias Easter Cantata is striking an especially strong cord with people in the New York region. The Cantata depicts the last days, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a moving musical reenactment. Gracias Easter Cantata features classical, sacred, and recomposed traditional hymns complete with full orchestra accompaniment. “Many people think about the Easter story as a very sad story where Christ suffered, but we have created a performance over the past couple years that has redefined this story as one of joy and hope,” said Terry Henderson, the master of ceremonies.
Henderson went on to state, “It’s an eclectic performance with a little bit of everything: rousing solos, group vocals, orchestra instrumentals, and acting. We know that anyone who witnesses Gracias Easter Cantata is going to see why music is more than just entertainment. They're going to see that music represents change and hope.”
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