First introduced at MATA’s 2018 Festival, MATA’s Divine Mysteries initiative explores contemporary responses to religion and spirituality, with an emphasis on long-form sacred works presented in evocative settings.  Divine Mysteries is devoted to exploring works of all faiths and perspectives, and celebrates the ways in which music and spirituality are intertwined.   If you would like to propose a work to be programmed on Divine Mysteries, please contact us as email hidden; JavaScript is required


Past Events

Divine Mysteries: Ángeloi

September 14, 2018 Church of St. Francis Xavier

MATA opens its 2018-19 season with a FREE concert, Divine Mysteries: Ángeloi, an immersive event featuring Cantata Profana, the ‘stylish early music ensemble’ (New York Times), performing world premieres by Emil Wojtacki (Compline: Ángeloi) and Kristina Wolfe (Antiphon). A setting of the Catholic Compline office scored for period instruments and voices, Compline: Ángeloi is being presented as a fully staged liturgy sung in Latin. Come to listen, come to sing.

Divine Mysteries

April 2, 2018 Church of the Epiphany

The twentieth anniversary kicks off with MATA Divine Mysteries, the premiere event in a new initiative devoted to sacred music, hosted by Yorkville’s evocative Church of the Epiphany. At the center of the program is David M. Gordon’s mesmerizing song-cycle Mysteria Incarnationis and a world premiere miniature from MATA Alumnus Nico Muhly (MATA 2004, 2008). Miranda Cuckson, Ariadne Greif, Blair McMillen, Sarah Brailey, and Russell Greenberg perform.