The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding.
The Collegiate Chorale cherishes a rich collaboration with the Verbier Festival since its first appearance at the festival under James Levine in 2005. The Chorale is thrilled to perform once again at the festival and celebrate their shared mission for artistic excellence and inter-generational exchange through music.
The Collegiate Chorale at the 2014 Verbier Festival
July 21, 2014 - Full-length performance of Berlioz's opera La Damnation de Faust with Ramón Vargas and Ruxandra Donose making their Verbier Festival debuts as Faust and Marguerite with The Collegiate Chorale, conducted by Charles Dutoit.
July 24, 2014 - Yuri Temirkanov conducts the Verbier Festival Orchestra and The Collegiate Chorale in an evening dedicated to Russia's great composers, featuring Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky.
July 26, 2014 - Ingela Brimberg, Brandon Jovanovich, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape come together to perform Beethoven's revolutionary opera Fidelio with The Collegiate Chorale, conducted by Marc Minkowski.
July 27, 2014 - Puccini's Il Tabarro and Verdi's Don Carlo (Acts 3&4) with Alexey Markov (Michele), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Giorgetta), Vittorio Grigolo (Don Carlo), The Collegiate Chorale, and conductor Daniel Harding.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.verbierfestival.com/programme-tickets/programme/artist/the-collegiate-chorale.
The Collegiate Chorale and the Verbier Festival share a close relationship based on excellence, creativity and innovation in music. These words continue to define the character of the festival: musical encounters between virtuosi from around the world, a showcase of young talent, carefully chosen repertoire and an outstanding natural setting, and providing a truly unique experience. This type of collaboration also exemplifies The Collegiate Chorale's mission to create a powerful, shared experience unifying listeners and musicians of all cultures, backgrounds and ages. Following its successes at the Swiss festival since 2005, The Chorale has become part of the Verbier Festival family, and their concerts are quick to sell out. The Chorale is preparing for its seventh appearance at the festival this summer performing exciting repertoire under the batons of Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding.
The Verbier Festival was created in 1994 out of an ambitious idea: to bring the greatest classical musicians in the world, and the best young musicians together in a Swiss mountain ski resort, and to produce an oasis of artistic activity during 17 days each summer. It did not take long before the idea caught on, and the Verbier Festival has gone from strength to strength, adding activities each year and attracting both artists and audiences. As they celebrate their 21th anniversary, it is fair to say that the Verbier Festival has become one of the best classical music festivals in the world.