The Mystical Experience

Choral Arts Philadelphia


Choral Arts Philadelphia presented two concerts titled Ancient Liturgies and Voice of Scotland. Both explored liturgical practice with a focus on mystical traditions—sacred and secular, ancient and contemporary. Matthew Glandorf conducted seldom-heard works by Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Harvey, Arvo Pärt, Robert Carver, James MacMillan, and Philadelphia composer Joseph Castaldo. The project also featured a lecture by Dr. Anne McGuire and performances by students from The University of the Arts theater department.