Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) presents a concert of music from Scotland, dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries. It takes place at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023, on Friday, October 18th at 8 PM. Admission is Free.
Much of the programme is devoted to music by Robert Johnson, a priest and reformer, (called “The Heretic Priest”) who was forced to flee Scotland due to his reformed religious views. A prolific composer, his music has recently been edited by OU Music’s Dr Elaine Moohan as part of the Musica Scotica series. This music has never before been performed in the United States.
The performers include singers Amanda Sidebottom, Padraic Costello, Nate Adams, and Andrew Padgett; harpist Christopher Thompson and lutenist Christopher Morrongiello, all under the direction of Collectio Musicorum’s artistic director, Dr Jeff S. Dailey.
Also, Collectio Musicorum will be performing part of the programme the week before, on Thursday, October 10th at 1 PM at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Details may be found here.