Christopher Lowrey and Ensemble Altera

April 6, 2024, 4:00 pm

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22 members of choir; men in black suits, white shirt, no tie; women in black dresses; posing on a rooftop in Providence, Rhode Island with the city's skyline as the background.
Ensemble Altera (Photo: Janet Moscarello Photography)

Christopher Lowrey joins WFMT to share his dazzling performances in Handel operas as a countertenor. In the second half of the program, the conversation pivots to The Lamb’s Journey, the debut album of the choral group he founded and directs: Ensemble Altera.

A stunning performance of Ēriks Ešenvalds’s “O salutaris Hostia” featuring soprano soloists Eleonore Cockerham and Elijah McCormack.


Samuel Scheidt: “Surrexit Christus, hodie” from Cantiones sacrae, SSWV 18 
Ensemble Altera
Christopher Lowrey, director

George Frideric Handel: “Dov’è s’affretti” from Poro, re dell’Indie, HWV 28
Christopher Lowrey, countertenor
Il Groviglio
Marco Angioloni, conductor

Handel: “Vivi, tiranno!” and “Io t’abbraccio” from Rodelinda, regina de’ Longobardi, HWV 19 
Anna Dennis, soprano
Christopher Lowrey, conductor
FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings, conductor

Herbert Howells: “Salvator mundi” from Requiem
Zuzanna Koziej: The Lamb
Francis Poulenc: “Agnus Dei” from Mass in G*
Kenneth Leighton: “Drop, Drop, Slow Tears” from Crucifixus Pro Nobis
Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus a 8 voci
Ēriks Ešenvalds: O salutaris hostia*†
Elijah McCormack, soprano*†
Eleonore Cockerham, soprano†
Ensemble Altera
Christopher Lowrey, director