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Dessoff Choirs Premieres Works By First Published Black Composer, November 5 Photo Dessoff Choirs Premieres Works By First Published Black Composer, November 5
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

The Dessoff Choirs begins its 2022-23 season with a long overdue exploration of the first published Black composer, Vicente Lusitano, paired with music by the last Impressionist composer, Maurice Duruflé. 

The Dessoff Choirs to Present the New York Premieres of 'Cantatas' by Margaret Bonds Photo The Dessoff Choirs to Present the New York Premieres of 'Cantatas' by Margaret Bonds
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The Dessoff Choirs continues its season celebrating African American composer Margaret Bonds (1913-1972), a significant figure in the fight for civil rights.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine Will Welcome Rose of the Compass for Concert Celebra Photo Cathedral of St. John the Divine Will Welcome Rose of the Compass for Concert Celebrating Earth Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its 2019-2020 season of Great Music in a Great Space with This Fragile Earth, a celebration of nature's exquisite beauty in collaboration with world music ensemble Rose of the Compass, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.

The Dessoff Choirs to Present Works by Gregg Smith and John Rutter Photo The Dessoff Choirs to Present Works by Gregg Smith and John Rutter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

The 50-member Dessoff Choirs continues its 95th season with a program dedicated to two of choral music's most influential composers, Britain's John Rutter and American Gregg Smith. Accompanied by pianist Steven Ryan, Dessoff performs two unforgettable choral gems: Rutter's The Sprig of Thyme, a collection of charming British folk songs for chorus, and Smith's The Continental Harmonist along with spirituals by Florence Price and Margaret Bonds sung by Dessoff's maestro, Malcolm J. Merriweather.

National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's MESSIAH Photo National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's MESSIAH
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2019

The National Philharmonic celebrates the holiday season with the largest presentation of a?oeHallelujah! Handel's Messiaha?? in the Washington area on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, which will be decorated in holiday trimmings.

National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's Iconic Messiah t Strathmo Photo National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's Iconic Messiah t Strathmore 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019

The National Philharmonic celebrates the holiday season with the largest presentation of a?oeHandel's Messiaha?? in the Washington area on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore.  

Brooklyn Youth Chorus To Perform At Brooklyn Borough President's Tree Lighting and Ho Photo Brooklyn Youth Chorus To Perform At Brooklyn Borough President's Tree Lighting and Holiday Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 5, 2019

The GRAMMY Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus---recently featured in the New York Times, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on Fox 5 News at Six with Ernie Anastos---performs four free/cheap shows for the home borough this holiday season next week. Locals can catch the starry Chorus for free at the Brooklyn Borough President's Tree Lighting (Dec. 11 at 5:15p), and with affordable tickets to three concert programs at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph with Holiday Harmonies (Dec. 13th at 7:30pm and Dec. 14th at 2:30pm), as well as Winter's Eve (Dec. 14th at 7:30pm). The 28-year-old Brooklyn institution draws 7-17 year old singers from all five boroughs, and has established a national profile as the go-to youth choir for classical, pop, theatrical, and out-of-the-box collaborations with A-list artists and institutions like Bon Iver, The National, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, the New York Philharmonic, Nico Muhly, and Caroline Shaw.

Island Symphony Orchestra Presents NORTHERN LIGHTS Photo Island Symphony Orchestra Presents NORTHERN LIGHTS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2019

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Island Symphony Orchestra 'Northern Lights' featuring Finnish composer Jean Sibelius' Valse Triste and Symphony No. 2 on Sunday November 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices range between $15.00-$25.00, plus applicable fees. Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY. 

National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale Present THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC Photo National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale Present THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2019

OGCMA Presents Handel's Messiah Photo OGCMA Presents Handel's Messiah
by Julie Musbach - Aug 14, 2019

Each summer, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) presents its annual Sacred Masterwork concert and this year is no exception.

Gregg Smith Videos

VIDEO: Mel B Set for Pop's One-Hour Special CELEBRITY INC Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Pop takes viewers inside the multi-billion dollar industry of celebrity endorsements in CELEBRITY INC., a one-hour television special highlighting how stars extend their relationship and credibility with audiences to build businesses and connect their personal brands with products they love.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mel B Set for Pop's One-Hour Special CELEBRITY INC
by - Nov 17, 2015

Pop takes viewers inside the multi-billion dollar industry of celebrity endorsements in CELEBRITY INC., a one-hour television special highlighting how stars extend their relationship and credibility with audiences to build businesses and connect their personal brands with products they love.