New York Choral Society Presents Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala 11/17
On Sunday, November 17th at 6:30 pm, the New York Choral Society (NYCS),returns for its 20th year as guest artist at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala in Avery Fisher Hall. In an evening led by Maestro Riccardo Frizza, the Gala concert will feature Isabel Leonard, winner of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, which is conferred annually upon a single artist who is on the threshold of a major international career.
The gala will feature an all American cast of opera world luminaries such Stephanie Blythe, Stephen Costello, Joyce DiDonato, Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, Greer Grimsley, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, Ailyn Perez, Matthew Polenzani and Patricia Racette, backed by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY
The New York Choral Society (NYCS), now under the artistic leadership of Music Director, David Hayes, has become known by audiences and critics for the quality of its performances and the diversity of its repertoire, which encompasses well-known choral masterworks as well as many compositions rarely heard in concert halls. Founded in 1958, the 180-voice symphonic chorus has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious music venues around the world.
For more than half a century NYCS has enriched the cultural life of the New York community by performing a rich variety of choral music from classic to contemporary pieces, including newly commissioned works, to some 10,000 people per year; and by fostering interest and participation in choral music through education and community outreach. Since 1984 the singers of NYCS have also served as "ambassadors of music" abroad, with many concert tours to Italy, Austria, China, France, Israel, Mexico, Croatia, Greece and the Czech Republic. Last year, NYCS gave three concerts in Sicily, performing to enthusiastic audiences at the Piazza del Duomo in Cefalù; the Basilica in Montalbano; and the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.
The NYCS is the parent organization of the New York Choral Society Chamber Singers which is composed of NYCS members.
ABOUT THE Richard Tucker MUSIC FOUNDATION:
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, founded in 1975, is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of the great American tenor through the support and advancement of the careers of talented American opera singers and by bringing opera into the community.