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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.

Scoop: Oprah Winfrey Network's March 2019 Highlights Photo Scoop: Oprah Winfrey Network's March 2019 Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

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Scoop: Oprah Winfrey Network's March 2019 Highlights Photo Scoop: Oprah Winfrey Network's March 2019 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Feb 20, 2019

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Dessoff Choirs Performs Pulitzer-Winning 'Little Match Girl Passion' Photo Dessoff Choirs Performs Pulitzer-Winning 'Little Match Girl Passion'
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

Hailed as ‚Äúone of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its ‚Äúfull-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),‚Ä̬†The Dessoff Choirs¬†continues its 93rd season with a one-night only concert, March 11, 2018, at downtown's Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Program includes¬†The Little Match Girl Passion,¬†the allegorical choral reenactment of the Passion by composer David Lang (b.1957),¬†Bach's (1685-1750)¬†Komm Jesu, komm,¬†and the complete¬†Chichester Psalms¬†by Bernstein.

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK January 2018 Highlights Photo OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK January 2018 Highlights
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 15, 2017

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK January 2018 Highlights

The Dessoff Choirs Announces its Annual Holiday Concert Series Photo The Dessoff Choirs Announces its Annual Holiday Concert Series
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2017

Hailed as one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times), The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City's most beautiful churches. This season's offerings include a sing-in of Handel's Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein's Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi to name a few.

The Dessoff Choirs Begins New Season with Tribute to Gregg Smith Photo The Dessoff Choirs Begins New Season with Tribute to Gregg Smith
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

The Dessoff Choirs opens its 93rd season with Multidimensional Magnificence: a one-night only performance at Riverside Church inspired by the many concerts produced by American composer/conductor Gregg Smith. His devotion to choral music was greater than almost any one of his generation.

The Dessoff Choirs Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Hailed as ‚Äúone of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its ‚Äúfull-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),‚ÄĚ The Dessoff Choirs today announced its 2017-18 season.

The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2017

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its "full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times)," The Dessoff Choirs turns the church into a petit Paris with an all-French program that puts the spotlight on the brilliant French Impressionists of music: Marcel Dupre, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulenc. Joined by accompanist Steven Ryan (celebrating his 20th anniversary season with Dessoff) and Dr. Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Dessoff presents a magnifique tribute to French composers and to the majeste of the organ. 

Scoop: OWN October 2016 Highlights on THE CW - Thursday, September 1, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on OWN October 2016 Highlights, airing on THE CW on Thursday, September 1, 2016!