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Music Before 1800: Academy of Sacred Music

Corpus Christi Church

Jeremy Rhizor, director and violin
Three singers and seven instrumentalists

Mosé: La creatione de’ magistrati

Director Jeremy Rhizor’s mission is to create an enriching and totally original experience for listeners. He combines a 17th-century oratorio, Giovanni Antonio Gianettini’s La creatione de’ magistrati in a modern-day premiere, an informative lecture at its midpoint, and a reception for the audience after the performance. The oratorio’s text is enlightening: the prophet Moses learns hard lessons about governance.

Mid-concert lecture and post-concert dessert

 “At the front, the violinist [Jeremy Rhizor] serves as conductor, marking tempo with knee bends and nods…. The piece is lovely, ornate and contrapuntal. The scene is shadowed and intimate, another quiet moment of excellent New York music-making.”

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