The Manhattan Choral Ensemble will premiere three newly-commissioned works about New York City, followed by favorite folksongs, partsongs and madrigals. At intermission the audience will select its favorite piece, to receive the grand prize and an encore performance.
Join us for Cantori’s ’12-13 Season Opener!
The US premiere of Felix und Clara by Dutch composer Jacques Bank explores the troubled relationship of Clara Schumann and her son Felix. The chorus sings the voice of Felix, and renowned New York stage actor Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America; Wit) takes the role of Clara. Also on the program: the world premiere of Four Songs by Frank Brickle, setting an unusual collection of texts by four 20th-century American poets within the throbbing soundscape of a string quartet; and Libby Larsen’s Alaska Spring. Featuring the Cassatt String Quartet and saxophonist Timothy Ruedeman.
November 3, 2012
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
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Cantori New York, praised by The New York Times for its “spirit of exploration” and “virtuosity and assurance,” celebrates its 28th season of programming featuring new and neglected works that deserve to be performed and heard.
A three-time winner of the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Cantori has built a strong reputation for artistic excellence and innovative programming, including an evening of theatrical choral music with Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett. Cantori’s collaborators have included the Cassatt String Quartet, Prism Saxophone Quartet, and the Gregg Smith Singers; appearances have included the opening season of Zankel Hall with Michael Tilson Thomas, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, and World Financial Center Arts & Events.
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Garden State Philharmonic
Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 pm
at the Strand Theater, Lakewood NJ —
The Garden State Philharmonic Presents:
Schoenberg – Transfigured Night (Verklarte Nacht) along with Mozart – Divertimento & Requiem
Transit access from NYC via Bus No 136 towards Freehold Mall/Lakewood Express or #137
Call 732-255-0460 for tickets
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Anthony LaGruth – Artistic Director & Conductor
Allison Pohl – soprano
Lizbeth Jones – mezzo soprano
Kirk Doughrety – tenor
Daniel Klein – tenor
Garden State Philharmonic Masterworks Chorus
Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey
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On Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 8:00pm, The Dessoff Choirs, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Shepard, will perform 20th-century compositions featuring the dramatic combination of voice, pianos, and percussion. The acoustically glorious St. George’s Church at 209 East 16th Street at Rutherford Place in Manhattan will provide the perfect setting for the concert.
Although the piano is sometimes seen as an adjunct to the choral rehearsal, much wonderful music has been composed especially for piano and choir. This concert features 20th-century pieces written for one or two pianists, percussion, and choir, including Bernstein’s high-voltage Chichester Psalms, David Conte’s life-affirming Invocation and Dance, a set of quintessential American works by Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, and Gwyneth Walker. From England comes Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, commissioned in 2000 by the London Symphony Chorus. The combination of lyrical voices, virtuoso pianists, and brilliant percussion is irresistible.
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
GÓRECKI Totus Tuus
CONTE Invocation and Dance
IVES Circus Band (arr. Dashnaw)
BARBER Sure on this Shining Night, Under the Willow Tree
WALKER White Horses, My Love Walks in Velvet
JAMESON Night Journey
DOVE The Passing of the Year
BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes (selections)
Tickets: $35 Preferred Seating; $20 Advance General Admission ($25 at door); $15 Senior/Student; Free 12 and under. For more information and tickets, go to www.dessoff.org or call (212) 831-8224.