2022 FALL CONCERT

October 30, 2022
3:00 PM

St. Mary’s Cathedral
Basilica of the Assumption
1140 Madison Ave
Covington, KY 41011

ABOUT OUR CONDUCTORS

L. Brett Scott, Music Director

Brett Scott joined Musica Sacra as its second music director in 2014, upon the retirement of founding director Helmut J. Roerig (deceased). Comfortable in front of a wide range of ensembles, Scott is also Musical Director of Coro Volante, a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance and recording of music by living composers.

Scott is also Professor of Ensembles and Conducting at the UC College-Conservatory of Music, where he conducts the CCM Chorale, teaches conducting and literature at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is Music Director of Opera d’arte, CCM’s undergraduate opera company. 

Before joining the University of Cincinnati faculty, Scott was assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at the University of Rochester, where he directed the University of Rochester Chamber Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs. As assistant professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, he taught choral techniques at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Originally from Canada, Scott has conducted and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe. An acknowledged expert on contemporary music, he is in demand internationally as a lecturer on Canadian music and has presented at several national and international conferences. Scott has also received national attention as a conductor and collaborative pianist in his home country.

Greg Miller, Apprentice Conductor

Musica Sacra is pleased to introduce Greg Miller as our Apprentice Conductor this season. Miller is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, earning his Master of Music in Conducting this past spring.

A Cincinnati native, Miller has participated in the musical life of this city from an early age and continues to be active in choral, operatic, and theatrical productions around the city. Miller was a member of the Cincinnati Opera Chorus for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, performing in productions of “La Boheme”, “The Magic Flute”, “The Flying Dutchman”, and “Another Brick in the Wall”. Greg has also performed with many of the professional choirs in Cincinnati, including Coro Volante and Collegium Cincinnati.

In addition to performing, Miller was an intern with Cincinnati Youth Chorus (CYC) for two years, spending one year with Con Brio and one with Bel Canto. During that time, Miller helped prepare CYC students for performances of Bernstein’s “Mass” and Boito’s “Mefistofole” with the Cincinnati May Festival, holiday performances with the Cincinnati Pops, festival performances at Carnegie Hall, and the Cincinnati Symphony’s 125th anniversary celebration.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Jackie Stevens, Soprano
Jackie Stevens holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music from Texas Tech University, all in vocal performance. At Texas Tech, she performed the role Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Stevens enjoys an active performing and teaching career in the Cincinnati area, singing with many ensembles in the Cincinnati area including VAE, Collegium Cincinnati, and Coro Volante. She is currently teaching at Xavier University and Thomas More University.
 

Ariana Maubach, Mezzo-Soprano
A native of Canada, Ariana Maubach, is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Voice on full scholarship at the College Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. During the 2022 season, Maubach performed in La Bohème with the Spoleto Festival and Eugene Onegin at Music Academy of the West. She will portray Mère Marie in CCM’s production of Dialogues des Carmélites next month in Corbett Auditorium. Maubach also holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School (GGS) and earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice with Distinction from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Mitchell Sturges, Tenor
Mitchell Sturges made his international operatic début in Vienna, Austria as Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Past performances include local & international engagements for La bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Consul, and West Side Story. In addition to performing thoughought the greater Cincinnati area, Sturges has also traveled to Vienna, and the American Southwest, performing in such celebrated venues as St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake and the Salt Lake City Library.

Alberto de la Paz, Tenor
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alberto de la Paz currently resides in Cincinnati where he is a graduate student in Choral Conducting at CCM. A great part of his early musical experiences before coming to the United States consisted of choral arrangements from a diverse variety and styles of Latin American music. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with high honors with a Degree in Music Education. He participated at the Young Artist Program at the Illinois Bach Academy where he presented Bach’s “ St. John Passion.” He has also co-directed and sang as a tenor with professional vocal ensemble “Cantus” where he regularly performed and toured around the United States and abroad. He often arranged and composed pieces for the ensemble to be included in their regular programming.

Michael Young, Bass
Michael Young is a native of Cortland, Ohio and a graduate of The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He is a former First Prize winner of the Palm Beach Opera International Vocal Competition, The CCM Undergraduate Vocal Competition, and a two time winner of the Corbett Vocal Competition. Young is currently on faculty as a Voice Instructor at Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts, and Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble Institute of Music. He is also a member of the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, The Knox Presbyterian Choir, the Bach Ensemble at St. Thomas, and the Cincinnati Opera Chorus. Young is actively involved in Opera Western Reserve and Queen City Chamber Opera, as well as Cincinnati Opera and Dayton Opera. Recent concert repertoire includes the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and bass/baritone soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Michael Delfin, Organ
Delfin is now pursuing doctoral studies in both piano and harpsichord at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the Johns Hopkins University. Delfin has soloed for the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Aspen, Eastern, and Chautauqua Music Festivals, as well as with the CCM Philharmonia and the Eastern Music Festival Young Artists Orchestra. He is also the artistic director of Seven Hills Baroque, a newly-formed Cincinnati-based historical ensemble.

Mozart
Dixit et
Magnificat

Greg Miller
Apprentice Conductor

PROGRAM NOTES

Dixit et Magnificat
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)

Mozart wrote a great deal of religious music, including large-scale masses, as well as dances, divertimenti, serenades, and other forms of light entertainment. Mozart’s sacred music is mainly vocal, though some instrumental sacred works exist, such as the seventeen Sonate da chiesa, composed between 1772 and 1780. The Dixit et Magnificat (KV 193) is one of his earlier vesper service and Psalm settings. Originally composed in 1774, this piece represents one of many forms of church art and music commissioned for prestige by royal courts throughout Europe.

The Dixit movement uses the Latin text of Psalm 110 (Vulgate 109), which begins with the words Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”). The psalm is a well-known part of Jewish, Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican and other Protestant liturgies. In Christian theology, as it is cited as proof of Jesus Christ as king, priest, and Messiah. Classical Jewish sources, in contrast, believe the subject of the psalm is either Abraham, David, or the Jewish Messiah.

The Magnificat is a canticle based on Luke 1:46-55, also known as the Song of Mary. It is traditionally incorporated into the liturgy of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican worship. In Western Christianity, the Magnificat is most often sung or recited during the main evening prayer service (Vespers), while in Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is always sung at Matins (morning prayers). The Magnificat is also a popular piece during the Advent season.

TEXT & TRANSLATIONS

Dixit et Magnificat
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)

I. Dixit

Dixit Dominus Domino meo;
Sede a dextris meis,
Donec ponam inimicos tuos
Scabellum pedum tuorum.

The Lord said to my Lord;
Sit at my right hand,
Until I place your enemies
As a footstool for your feet.

Virgam virtutis tuae emittet
Dominus ex Sion: dominare
In medio inimicorum tuorum.

The rod of your power
The Lord will send forth from Zion: rule
In the midst of your enemies.

Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae,
In splendoribus Sanctorum:
Ex utero ante luciferum
Genui te.

Sovereignty is with you on the day of your Strength, in the spendor of the Holy Ones:
From the womb before the light
I begot you.

Juravit Dominus,
Et non poenitebit eum:
Tu es sacerdos in aeternum
Secundum ordinem Melchisedech.

The Lord has sworn,
and will not repent of it:
You are priest forever
According to the order of Melchisedech.

Dominus a dextris tuis
Confregit in die irae suae reges.

The Lord at your right hand
Crushes kings in the day of His wrath.

Judicabit in nationibus,
Implebit ruinas,
Conquasabit capita in terra multorum.

He will pass judgment on the nations,
He will pile up calamities,
And shatter heads in many lands.

De torrente in via bibet;
Propterea exaltabit caput.

He will drink from the rushing stream on the way; Therefore He shall lift up His head.

Gloria Patri et Filio
Et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in
Principio, et nunc, et semper,
Et in saecula saeculorum.
Amen.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the Beginning, is now, and forever,
And for generations of generations. Amen.

II. Magnificat

Magnificat anima mea Dominum, et
exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.

My soul magnifies the Lord, and
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Quia respexit humilitatem
ancillae suae.

For He has regarded the lowliness of
His handmaiden.

Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent
omnes generationes.

Behold, from henceforth, I will be called blessed by all generations.

Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.

For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name.

Et misericordia a progenie in progenies,
timentibus eum.

His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation.

Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo,
dispersit superbos mente
cordis sui.

He has shown strength with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles.

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly.

Esurientes implevit bonis,
et divites dimisit inanes.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.

Suscepit Israel puerum suum
recordatus misericordie suae.

He has helped His servant Israel
in remembrance of His mercy.

Sicut locutus est ad patres
nostros, Abraham et semini
eius in saecula.

According to the promise He made to
our ancestors, to Abraham and to
his descendants forever.

Gloria Patri et Filio
Et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in
Principio, et nunc,
Et in saecula saeculorum.
Amen.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the Beginning, is now, and forever,
And for generations of generations.
Amen.

Schubert
Mass No. 6
in E-flat Major

L. Brett Scott
Music Director

PROGRAM NOTES

Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major
Franz Schubert
(1756-1791)

Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E flat (D 950) was composed as part of a commission from the Society for the Cultivation of Church Music for Holy Trinity Church in Vienna, the same church where Ludwig van Beethoven’s funeral had taken place in 1827. However, since Schubert removed several lines from the Gloria and Credo (as he did in all of his concert masses), many conductors attempted to replace the “missing” text so the piece could be used in worship services. It was eventually removed from liturgical use altogether in 1897.

This was Schubert’s last mass, but it was the first to depart from the tradition of including organ continuo accompaniment. His liberal use of chromatic modulation hinted at what would eventually become the norm in the Romantic era to come. Schubert died soon after completing the Mass and never heard it performed.

TEXT & TRANSLATIONS

Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major
Franz Schubert
(1756-1791)

Kyrie

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Gloria

Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax
hominibus bonae voluntatis.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.

Laudamus te. Adoramus te.
Benedicimus te. Glorificamus te.

We praise thee. We adore thee.
We bless thee. We glorify thee.

Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam
gloriam tuam. Domine Deus, rex coelestis,

We give thanks to thee on account of thy great glory. Lord God, king of heaven,

Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris: Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father: Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus
Dominus, tu solus altissimus, quoniam to solus Dominus, cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris.
Amen.

For thou alone art holy, thou alone art God, thou alone art most high, thou alone, Lord, with the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Credo

Credo in unum Deum.
factorem caeli et terrae,
visibilium omnium et invisibilium.

I believe in one God,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible.

Credo in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum,
Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
Only begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds.

Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero,
per quem omnia facta sunt.

God of God, light of light,
Very God of very God, through
whom all things were made.

Qui propter nos homines
et propter nostram salutem
descendit de caelis.

Who for us men
and for our salvation
came down from heaven.

Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto
ex Maria Virgine: et homo factus est.

And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
of the Virgin Mary: and was made man.

Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
sub Pontio Pilato: passus,
et sepultus est.

And was crucified also for us
under Pontius Pilate: suffered,
and was buried.

Et resurrexit tertia die,
secundum scripturas.

And the third day He rose again
according to the scriptures.

Et ascendit in caelum: sedet ad dexteram Patris.

And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father.

Et iterum venturus est
cum gloria judicare vivos et mortuos:
Cujus regni non erit finis.

And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead:
His kingdom shall have no end.

Credo in Spiritum sanctum Dominum,
et vivificantem: Qui ex Patre, Filioque procedit.

I believe in the Holy Ghost, Lord
and giver of life: Who proceedeth from the Father and Son.

Qui cum Patre, et Filio
simul adoratur, et conglorificatur:
Qui locutus est per Prophetas.

Who with the Father and Son
together is worshipped and glorified:
Who spake by the Prophets.

Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum mortuorum.

I acknowledge one baptism
for the remission of sins of the dead.

Et vitam venturi saeculi.
Amen.

And the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Sanctus

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.

Pleni sunt coeli et terra
gloria tua.

Heaven and earth
are full of your glory.

Osanna in excelsis Deo.

Hosanna to God in the highest.

Benedictus

Benedictus qui venit
in nomine Domini.

Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.

Osanna in excelsis.

Hosanna to God in the highest.

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
mundi, miserere nobis.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
mundi, dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

OUR CHORUS

Soprano

Jan Bartos
Mary Carson
Allyn Chezem
Anneliese Clear
Deborah Day
Shelley Dumoulin
Beckie Linn Gregory
Sally L. Larson
Carolyn Lunt
Carol Notestine
Renate Sheblessy

Alto

Anne Becker
Margo Carson
Barbara Hirtzel
Mary Foote Lund
Sandra Lundgren
Jackie Matisse
Elaine Miller
Margaret Pfarr
Charlotte Schaengold
Barbara Silbersack
Theresa Wright

Tenor

Daniel Dorff, Sr.
Janis Eiler
Greg Miller
Robert Morrelles
Martin Speed
Ken Wright

Bass

Don Auberger
Dennis Clark
Eric K. Hatch
John Peter Lund
Cliff Pleatman
Stephen Schaefer
Tom Terwilliger
John Wegener
Joe White
John Widmeyer

OUR ORCHESTRA

Violin I
Manami White
     Concertmaster
Jacquie Fennell
Marion Peraza

Violin II
Lisa Kim
Belinda Burge

Viola
Leslie Dragan
Peter Gorak

Cello
Tom Guth
Michaela Luchka

Bass
Chris Roberts

Oboe
Mark Ostoich
Sarah Minneman

Clarinet
Miriam Culley
Krista Weiss

Bassoon
Joe Merchant
Marcus Westbrook

Horn
Kenji Ulmer
Andrew Bass

Trumpet
Stephen Campbell
Joseph Van Fleet

Trombone
Lou Setzer
Mike Charbel
Jack Noble

Timpani
Brady Harrison

Organ
Michael Delfin

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