Parting of the Re(e)d Sea

Live Performance
The Chapel at St. George’s Episcopal Church
4 Rutherford Place, 10003
The VisionPerformersProgram
“The scene is shadowed and intimate, another quiet moment of excellent New York music-making.”

singers: Nola Richardson, Peter Walker
master of ceremonies: Jeremy Rhizor
guest speaker: Marc Bellassai
ensemble: Academy Players

genres: sacred drama, cantata, biblical drama, Baroque music, French music, instrumental music

The Academy of Sacred Drama presents an intimate musical evening featuring Moses cantatas of the French Baroque by René de Bousset and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre.

The evening will include snacks with time for conversation, instrumental sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli, cantatas by de Bousset and Jacquet de la Guerre, and a lecture.

Musicians and Guest Speaker

Nola Richardson, soprano
Peter Walker, bass baritone

Academy Players
Jeremy Rhizor, master of ceremonies and violin
Marc Bellassai, guest speaker and harpsichord
Chloe Fedor, violin
Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba

Program Order
Sonata VIII, Op. 3 by Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
“Le Passage de la Mer Rouge” by Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729)

Contextual Lecture by Marc Bellassai
Intermission with Reception

Sonata V, Op. 3 by Arcangelo Corelli
“Le Naufrage de Pharaon” René de Bousset (1703–1760)


View the facsimile of the musical manuscript of “Le Naufrage de Pharaon” by René de Bousset in the Bibliothèque nationale de France here.