"The Great Early Music
Vocalist Ruth Cunningham
joins Electric Diamond for a Christmas Concert
at The St. Frances Cabrini Shrine on December 7th."
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 $20
Location: Cabrini Shrine, New York City
(See below for information on getting to the Shrine)
NEW YORK CITY – NEW YORK, NY (11/20/23) - 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.
Ruth Cunningham: 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: The pioneering electro-acoustic music ensemble - wind synth pioneer Stuart Diamond and ambient keyboard innovator Don Slepian - has performed together for 35+ years. Their music integrates classical music with free-flowing improvisations – from Bach to Mussorgsky, from medieval dances to Native American soundscapes. Their range of venues includes classical – Carnegie Recital Hall and Guggenheim Museum – to technology and science – MIT, Stanford, Liberty Science Center – to the Macy’s 4th of July
For more information, press inquiries, and interview requests, please contact:
Stuart Diamond; Phone: 347-474-8090 ; Email: email@example.com
How to get to the Shrine in Northern Manhattan:
Address: 701 Fort Washington Ave. New York, NY 10040.
Take the M4 bus, get off at 190th Street.
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.
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.
"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"
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
"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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