C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Upward: Exploring the Spiritual, the third concerts of its Innovate/Elevate 2013-14 New York season on Thursday, May 29 at 8:00 PM in Engelman Recital Hall in Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue and May 31, again at 8:00 PM at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan.

Upward: Exploring the Spiritual will feature performances of Eric Banks’ Sarasvati (a hymn to the goddess), Abbie Betinis’ Bar Xizam (Upward I Rise), C4 founder Ian David Moss’s We Kindle This Fire This Day, Thomas Stumpf’s season of sorrow and Perry Townsend’s Two Devotions and a Heresy (with Elizabeth Derham, violin and David Wozniak, saxophone). The program will also include works by Hayes Biggs (C4), Elizabeth Hanna (C4), David Hurd, Bruce Saylor, Fahad Siadat (C4), and Steven Stucky.

Tickets for the May 29 and 31 concerts are $15 advance / $25 day of event/ with 10 $4 “Rush” admissions 30 minutes advance at the door. A reception will follow the Saturday evening performance. Tickets can be ordered at http://www.c4ensemble.org/may-2014-concerts.html. For more concert information, call 516-586-3433 or email jamesarts@att.net.

All C4 concerts are ADA accessible.

C4 has received the 2014 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. This is the first time they have received this honor. Their first CD release, Volume 1: Uncaged (http://www.c4ensemble.org/c4-uncaged-release.html), is on the 4Tay label. Visit them at http://www.c4ensemble.org/.

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