"The Great Early Music Vocalist Ruth Cunningham 
joins Electric Diamond for a Christmas Concert 
at The St. Frances Cabrini Shrine on December 15th."

Celestial Song & Ambient Soundscapes

Reflections on Mother Cabrini, Mary, and the Nativity

"A Wonderful Trip into the Asteroids..." VARIETY

Date: Friday, December 15th
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets: Suggested Donation $22
Location: Cabrini Shrine, New York City

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NEW YORK CITY –  Celebrated early music vocalist Ruth Cunningham joins Electric Diamond for a distinctive Christmas concert this December at the historic Cabrini Shrine in New York City.

Drawing inspiration from Mother Cabrini’s reflections on Mary and the Nativity, Stuart Diamond collaborates with ambient-music pioneer Don Slepian and the acclaimed early music vocalist Ruth Cunningham. They weave a blend of medieval song, chant, and contemporary improvisation to create peaceful, meditative atmospheres in the candlelit space of The Cabrini Shrine. 

For more information, press inquiries, and interview requests, please contact:
Stuart Diamond; Phone: 347-474-8090 ;  Email: info@diamondarts.net 

How to get to the Shrine in Northern Manhattan: 

Address701 Fort Washington Ave. New York, NY 10040.
Subway: Take the A train to 190th Street and use the elevator to get to Fort Washington Ave. The Shrine is across the street to your left, behind the stone wall.
Bus: Take the M4 bus, get off at 190th Street. 
By Car: From midtown Manhattan, take the Henry Hudson Parkway northbound and Riverside Drive to Fort Washington Avenue. Turn left onto Fort Washington Avenue. Visitors may park in the lot next to the Shrine. 

RUTH CUNNINGHAM is a classically trained musician, sound healer, and a founding member of the eminent early music vocal group Anonymous4. Ruth specializes in early instrumental and vocal music and improvisational sacred music from varied spiritual traditions in both liturgical and concert settings. 

ELECTRIC DIAMOND is one of the longest-lived electronic performance ensembles - 35 years and going strong. It is a reimagining of the classical music chamber ensemble.  The group first performed in 1979 playing concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall, Symphony Space, the Guggenheim Museum and other venues of the New York 1970s new music scene. In the mid 1980’s electronic wind player founder Stuart Diamond joined forces with the eclectic, electric keyboard innovator Don Slepian, whose credits and talents are legendary – from artist-engineer-in-residence at Bell Laboratories to the original ambient sound painter for “Music from the Hearts of Space”.

Together, they present programs that integrate classical music with free-flowing improvisations – from Bach to Mussorgsky, from medieval dances to Native American soundscapes. They have performed throughout America and Asia, performing for erudite audiences at Steinway Hall to the mass crowds at the Macy’s 4th of July Celebration in downtown Manhattan. 

ELECTRIC DIAMOND's concerts are truly "live" without the use of any computer sequencing or multi-tracking techniques. The results are performances of immediacy, power, and authentic feeling - seamless and flowing meditations, integrating classical, jazz, pop, folk, and medieval music into the original sound that is Electric Diamond. Think electronic-classical-raga.

for our view our 2018 Collaboration
with Ruth 
at The Cabrini Shrine

"A wonderful trip into the asteroids...a fully symphonic piece of intense dignity and feeling."

"Turning rock and roll into chamber music may be about as elusive a trick as the alchemists' dream of turning lead into gold, but Stuart Diamond, at least to my ears has done it...ahead of his time."

"Imaginative, visual , linear music. The music Tolkien might have written if he had used a piano instead of a pen"

"The combination of the musicians’ insights and love for the music shined throughout the performance illuminating their audience into a thoughtful contemplative reflection. There was a peace felt among those who listened as they closed their eyes so their hearts and souls could be fully opened. One came to understand why many of the names mankind have given their particular deities have the “Ah” sound in them for it was a sound heard often during the concert."

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