Florida Pro Musica and Music Director Larry Kent present their Season Finale at Sacred Heart Church with a program of a cappella choral music on Sunday, May 23, at 4:00 p.m.  The featured work is John Paul Russo’s beautiful Missa pro nova aurora (“Mass for a new dawn”), which was dedicated to, and graciously accepted by, Pope Benedict XVI.

Also on the 60-minute concert is a beautiful love song by Eric Whitacre, plus two settings of American folk songs: one by University of Tampa composer-in-residence David Clark Isele, the other a beautiful arrangement of Shenandoah by Seattle-based composer Melinda Bargreen.  These American treasures are certain to send you into the summer with a lighter heart.  A wine and cheese reception with the musicians follows the 60-minute concert.

For more about the 2008 world premiere of Russo’s beautiful Mass, plus links to audio and video clips, composer biography and program notes, go to



What:  Florida Pro Musica Season Finale:  Russo’s “Mass for a New Dawn”

Where:  Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida

When: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. (reception to follow)

Tickets: $15 general seating, available at the door or online www.FloridaProMusica.com

Info:    Visit the FPM website or call (813) 293-4594.