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TWILIGHT OF THE HIMALAYAS and More Set for New York Choral Society's 2013-14 Season

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TWILIGHT OF THE HIMALAYAS and More Set for New York Choral Society's 2013-14 Season

Music Director David Hayes has announced the New York Choral Society's (NYCS) 56th concert season.

The season opens on September 22, 2013, when the New York Choral Society will make a guest appearance with the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Yongyan Hu in a performance of a new piece by Xaiogang Ye, Twilight of the Himalayas at Avery Fisher Hall. On November 17, NYCS will appear as guest performers for the 20th time at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Avery Fisher Hall. The NYCS make its 11th appearance with Andrea Bocelli at the Barclays Center on December 11. For the holiday season the New York Choral Society will present Christmas at Carnegie Hall on December 17 with a program of classical, contemporary and traditional Christmas music featuring mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson. The season concludes on April 29 at Carnegie Hall with Gustav Holst's The Hymn of Jesus and the New York Premiere of Pulitzer prize-winning Jennifer Higdon's The Singing Rooms with Jennifer Koh, violin.

2013-14 marks the second season for David Hayes as Music Director.

2013-14 SCHEDULE:

September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM
Detroit Symphony / Beijing Modern Music Festival
Yongyan Hu, conductor
Avery Fisher Hall

The New York Choral Society will make a guest appearance with the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Yongyan Hu in a performance of a new piece by Xaiogang Ye, Symphonic Poems: Twilight of the Himalayas at Avery Fisher Hall.

November 17, 2013, 6:30 PM
Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala Avery Fisher Hall

NYCS will join mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, 2013 Richard Tucker Award Winner and some of the opera world's brightest stars as guest artists for the 20th consecutive year in the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Lincoln Center. Program and conductor to be announced.

December 11, 2013, 8:00 PM
Andrea Bocelli
Barclays Center

The NYCS makes its 11th appearance with Andrea Bocelli at the new Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.

December 17, 2013, 8:00 PM
Christmas at Carnegie Hall David Hayes, conductor Carnegie Hall

The New York Choral Society will present Christmas at Carnegie Hall, an evening of music sure to put everyone in a holiday mood. The program will include classical works by Verdi, Respighi, and Finzi as well as more contemporary holiday music. The program will conclude with beautiful and sophisticated arrangements of traditional Christmas carols featuring mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson. This performance will be conducted by David Hayes, Music Director of the New York Choral Society.

April 29, 2014, 8:00PM
David Hayes, conductor
Carnegie Hall

The 2013-2014 season comes to a close with a performance of Gustav Holst's rarely performed The Hymn of Jesus and the New York Premiere of award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon's The Singing Rooms, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra as a concerto for violin and chorus, with a special appearance by acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh. NYCS Music Director David Hayes conducts.

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