Peter Nocella’s Choral Work, Missa Brevis, Will Be Reprised in New York and Philadelphia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Saturday, April 22 2017
Free to the public
4001 Grant Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19114


Thursday, June 1 2017
239 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019


Missa Brevis, which premiered in 2000 for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, will be reprised at Nazareth Academy Chapel in North East Philadelphia. A moving choral tribute to eleven courageous nuns who sacrificed their lives to save a Polish town from Nazi annihilation during WWII, this is a poignant and inspiring commissioned choral piece. At its original performance at the Vatican, Missa Brevis, was part of the beatification ceremony in Rome in 2000 celebrating these eleven brave women. Tragic but also uplifting, the piece was again performed in 2000 at a second venue in Rome, then toured in Venice and Florence, and finally, in Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

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