After stormy seas, how much more sweet the harbor
Thursday from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
To welcome audiences back to in-person performances, the Academy of Sacred Drama will present a concert celebrating emergence from darker times. Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody will join the Academy in performing Alessandro Stradella's Crudo mar di fiamme orribili, a cantata about holding on to hope in order to weather storms. This work was first performed by the Academy in their initial virtual format concert in fall 2020 and will be revived here for the return to live performances. Stradella's motet Exultate in Deo will offer a celebratory note along with instrumental selections by Giovanni Legrenzi and Massimiliano Neri.
StoryThe Academy of Sacred Drama seeks to revive one of humanity’s great art forms present in rituals, in liturgy, and on stage: the sacred drama. The Academy Players—the Academy's core instrumental ensemble—works with accomplished singers to produce performances of Baroque oratorios (mostly from around 1660–1720) along with chamber music, lectures, and other events. Performance and educational opportunities are available in Westchester County, New York City, and online.