Past Event

Sacred Music at Columbia: Anne Levitsky, Kathleen Cantrell, Will Watson: 14th-Century Polyphony from England & Spain

March 3, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public; no tickets needed. Continually praised for her angelic pure tone, vocal dexterity, and scholarship, Manhattan soprano Kathleen Cantrell is actively sought out as a soloist by ensembles in New York and abroad. She currently sings at St. Michael's Episcopal Church where she is first soprano with the professional choral octet, and performs regularly with the GHOSTLIGHT chorus. Kathleen also sings with The Teares of the Muses, NYU’s viola da gamba consort, and can be heard on three recordings with the ensemble. She has appeared with Central City Chorus, Apollo's Fire, the Choral Arts Society of Louisville, the Louisville Bach Society, and many ensembles around the region. Kathleen’s most recent stage appearance was in the St. Michael’s Opera production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” singing the role of The Queen of the Night. Will Watson is a PhD candidate in historical musicology at Yale University, where he brings novel digital and computational methods to study the circulation of polyphonic song across fifteenth-century Europe. He strives to maintain an active performing schedule, and from 2014–19 sang with the Yale Schola Cantorum, working with David Hill, Masaaki Suzuki, and Simon Carrington. He has also recently sung with the Elm City Consort and the Schola Antiqua of St Thomas's New Haven. Anne Adele Levitsky is a scholar and soprano living in New York City. She is a graduate of Stanford University and earned her PhD in Historical Musicology from Columbia University in May 2018, where she is currently a Lecturer in Music. As an academic, she is interested in medieval vernacular song, poetry, and narrative literature, which she supplements with a love of performance. She has studied and performed lyric poetry with the Narbonne-based Troubadours Art Ensemble, and recorded troubadour and trouvère songs both with the group and as a soloist.

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Julian Bennett Holmes