CHORALFEST USA - A Celebration Of The Diversity Of Choral Music In America Comes to Symphony Space, 6/2
The fourth annual ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, will be presented on Saturday, June 2 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan.
ChoralFest USA is a marathon concert event created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American and non-American composers, both past and present. In the spirit of Symphony Space's "Wall to Wall" events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.
This event will include performances by Accord Treble Choir, Stuyvesant High School Choir, St. Thomas Gospel Choir, Polyhymnia early music singers, Every Voice Choirs, University at Buffalo Choir, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Canticum Novum Singers, LaGuardia High School Women's Choir and The New York Virtuoso Singers.
The concert will conclude with an audience sing-along of Randall Thompson's Alleluia.
The June 2 concert is free and open to the public. More about the event at https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/10019/Music/choralfest-usa. Doors open at 2:30 pm. For more information, call 212-864-5400 or visit http://choralfestusa.org/.
Harold Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor's Award from Columbia University, is the founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers. Rosenbaum has conducted over 1,700 concerts during his 45-year career. He has conducted and taught at the Juilliard School, Queens College and Adelphi University, and is Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP's Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance's Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of "distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music."
A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned 104 works, and has conducted more than 550 World Premieres. Visit him at http://www.haroldrosenbaum.com.