Quire & Place: the seventh season

In quires and places where they sing. . .

Rockefeller Chapel’s signature concert series Quire & Place features the Chapel Choir—directed by James Kallembach—presenting the best of new choral music, including newly commissioned works, alongside beloved classics

Music of Exile
Sunday April 22 | 3 pm

A choral concert featuring the world première of Mother of Exiles by American composer and sound artist Kala Pierson, whose music is noted for its vivid expressiveness and bold colors. Also on the program is Kala Pierson’s She Was Warned, sung by soprano Kaitlin Foley; Benjamin Britten’s magnificent Hymn to Saint Cecilia, completed while crossing the Atlantic in the midst of World War II, confiscated by British customs officers for fear that it was code, and promptly rewritten; and music of Paul Hindemith, Juan del Encina, and the famous motets set to the lament of Psalm 137 by William Byrd and Philippe DeMonte, in place of letters in troubled times. $20 at the door, free to students.