The Beat Magazine reviewed Saturday night’s performance of Missa Gaia / Earth Mass:
Understanding of and familiarity with a Mozart or Palestrina mass is one thing; then there is Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia or Earth Mass, which is an exhilarating admixture of liturgical and esophical norms, celebrating Gaia, a heathen deity and now symbol for all that is part of this planet’s primordial causality. For some, a mass that celebrates a Greek goddess is nothing short of sacrilege and might be better suited in a pagan/druidical setting rather than inside St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City on Mother’s Day, for example, where Winter’s mass had its origins. Paul Winter is the chief architect of this opus while depending on friends for their musical contributions including those of organist and composer Paul Halley, who spent some of his younger years in Canada.
Read the entire review here on The Beat’s website.
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