Te Deum concert

Sacred Banquet

June 1 and 2, 2024

Joined by conductor Antanina Kalechyts, professor of Gregorian Chant and Liturgy at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, Te Deum Artistic Director, Matthew Christopher Shepard will share the podium, guiding Te Deum in a program that explores the sacred texts of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Composers include Arvo Pärt, David Lang, Erik Esenvalds, Olivier Messiaen, and the spiritually rich repertory of 10th and 11th century Gregorian chant. This concert will also feature the second world premiere of the season by composer-in-residence, Anthony Maglione.

Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church (map)

Sunday, June 2, 4:00 p.m.
Visitation Catholic Church (map)

Advanced Tickets (purchased at link below) | $20
Senior | $20
General Admission Onsite | $25
Students | Free with ID

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About Antanina Kalechyts

Antanina Kalechyts, born in Minsk (Belarus), graduated in church music (focus on Gregorian chant and organ), concert organ and orchestral conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where she did her dissertation in Gregorian chant in 2016. A bachelor’s degree in organ pedagogy rounds off her extensive training. In 2008 and 2009 she worked as cathedral organist in Graz. From 2009 to 2017 Antanina taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the classes for orchestra and choir conducting and at the Mumuth Opera Studio. She is co-founder and director of the ensemble Graces & Voices, dedicated to the interpretation of Gregorian chant and contemporary music. In 2014 Antanina made her debut as conductor and musical assistant at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl. This was followed by engagements as a conductor in the field of operettas, operas, concerts and church music. Since 2016, Kalechyts has been the musical assistant for numerous productions at the Neue Oper Wien. Since 2018 she has been guest conductor of the ensemble for new music Reconsil (Vienna) and cooperates with the Sirene Opera Theater, among others.