David Fernandez's new work, "Christ lag in Todesbanden," is commissioned by Saint Peter's Church for dance@saintpeters. It will be premiered on April 27, the Second Sunday of Easter, at the 11:00 A.M. mass. The music, Johann Sebastian Bach's much-meloved Cantata 4, of the same title, will be sung by the Choir of Saint Peter's Church with guest chamber orchestra.
Dance is a vibrant part of the liturgical, community and artistic life of Saint Peterâ€™s Church. Newly-conceived and refreshed works are presented regularly.
About David FernandezDavid Fernandez is a choreographer based in New York City. â€¨â€¨His most acclaimed choreography, entitled â€śFive Variations on a Theme,â€ť was created for New York City Ballet's principal dancer Joaquin De Luz. David's other choreographies have been created for leading dancers from the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. â€¨
Other commissions include the Kings of the Dance Tour, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Youth America Grand Prix, among others. â€¨â€¨In 2011, David directed and choreographed the short film â€śWhite Shirt, Black Tie, Black Pants XXS," which premiered at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2012. â€¨â€¨
MusiciansSaint Peter's Church Choir and Orchestra
Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Director