Cocktail concert to benefit the Ali Forney Center
St. Augustine said, “He who sings prays twice.” Prayers are twofold in this evening of sung prayers from every time and place, ranging from chant to spirituals to songs of the living composers at St. Ignatius, from Schubert’s Ave Maria to unlikely selections by Marc Blitzstein and Meredith Monk. Bruce Rameker uses both baritone and countertenor ranges and picks from a lifetime’s collection of prayer-songs, demonstrating that there’s more than one way to pray. Composers include Hildegard von Bingen, Handel, Schubert, Poulenc, Ives, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Roger Gillen, Roosevelt Credit, and Bobby Reuter.
Bruce is a co-leader of LGBT Catholics and Friends of St. Ignatius and a member of the Interparish Collaborative. The concert is a benefit for The Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included.
Weds., March 11, 7:00 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue
Tickets $50 - 100% of ticket cost goes directly to The Ali Forney Center.
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The program should start about 6:30 in St. Paul’s Parish Center following the 5:15 pm Mass. Entrance can be through the Church (60th @ Columbus) after Mass, or via the Parish Center - 405 West 59th @ Columbus Ave.
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