NYCHORAL Presents "The Hidden Mass"
Frank Martin – Mass for Double Chorus (a cappella)
Zoltán Kodály – Missa brevis (with organist Paolo Bordignon)
David Hayes, conductor
Tickets ($40) at www.nychoral.org and at the door
Pre-concert discussion at 7 PM, open to all ticketholders
Masterful, evocative choral works, each created under extraordinary circumstances. Martin’s Mass for Double Chorus, which the composer did not allow to be performed for over 40 years after its composition, is now recognized as one of the great masterpieces of 20th century a cappella choral music. Kodály’s Missa brevis, for chorus and organ, was written in early 1945 in Budapest, as the Soviet Army swept the Nazi occupiers from Hungary.