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Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Concert Series, December 2-11 Photo Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Concert Series, December 2-11
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

The Dessoff Choirs today announced its annual holiday concert series. Now in its 98th year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to shepherd audiences into the holiday spirit with three performances in some of New York City's most beautiful churches.

National Philharmonic Presents BERLIOZ REQUIEM With the National Philharmonic Chorale Photo National Philharmonic Presents BERLIOZ REQUIEM With the National Philharmonic Chorale
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

National Philharmonic (NatPhil) presents the 2022-2023 debut of the National Philharmonic Chorale in Louis-Hector Berlioz's Requiem. The program also celebrates conductor Stan Engebretson's storied tenure as Artistic Director of the Chorale. Berlioz Requiem is being presented for one night only at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at Strathmore.

Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Concert Series, December 2-11 Photo Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Concert Series, December 2-11
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

The Dessoff Choirs has announced its annual holiday concert series. Now in its 98th year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to shepherd audiences into the holiday spirit with three performances in some of New York City's most beautiful churches. This season's offerings include the popular sing-along of Handel's Messiah followed by a pair of concerts comprising carols and seasonal favorites. 

Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather Appointed As Director Of The New York Philharmonic  Photo Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather Appointed As Director Of The New York Philharmonic Chorus
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2022

New York City-based conductor and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather has been appointed as the director of the New York Philharmonic Chorus.

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.

Dessoff Choirs Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Dessoff Choirs Announces 2019-20 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2019

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 today announced its 2019-20 season. The Dessoff Choirs celebrates its 95th season with performances of choral masterworks by both 20th century luminaries and today's most innovative composers. In addition to Dessoff's popular holiday concerts, the season features the New York premiere of Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard, a reprise performance and CD release of Margaret Bond's The Ballad of the Brown King, and the Faure Requiem in the original 1893 version. (The complete season schedule is below.)

Dessoff Choirs Ends Walt Whitman Season With Eve Beglarian And Matthew Aucoin Photo Dessoff Choirs Ends Walt Whitman Season With Eve Beglarian And Matthew Aucoin
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2019

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 ends its 94th season on the 200th anniversary of the birth of American poet and journalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892). For the final concert of a season-long celebration of Whitman's bicentennial, Dessoff's 50 singers will perform exquisite choral settings of Whitman's poetry, including works by Howard Hanson and Gregg Smith as well as the world premieres of Eve Beglarian's None More Than You, Ian Sturges Milliken's Quicksand Years, and Matthew Aucoin's choral settings of Crossing, both commissioned by Dessoff. (Please read below for complete program details.)

The Dessoff Choirs Celebrates the Holiday Season with Trio of Concerts Photo The Dessoff Choirs Celebrates the Holiday Season with Trio of Concerts
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 25, 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¬†today announced its annual holiday concert series. Now in its 94th year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire performed in some of New York City's most beautiful churches. This season's offerings include a sing-in of Handel's¬†Messiah, contemporary arrangement of carols,¬†and a rare performance of the nine-movement Christmas cantata¬†The Ballad of the Brown King¬†with music by African-American composer¬†Margaret Bonds¬†and text by writer Langston Hughes.¬†(Program details are below.)

The Dessoff Choirs Presents A Trio Of Holiday Concerts This December Photo The Dessoff Choirs Presents A Trio Of Holiday Concerts This December
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2018

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 today announced its annual holiday concert series. Now in its 94th year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire performed in some of New York City's most beautiful churches. This season's offerings include a sing-in of Handel's Messiah, contemporary arrangement of carols, and a rare performance of the nine-movement Christmas cantata The Ballad of the Brown King with music by African-American composer Margaret Bonds and text by writer Langston Hughes. (Program details are below.)

The Dessoff Choirs Celebrate Walt Whitman Photo The Dessoff Choirs Celebrate Walt Whitman
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2018

The Dessoff Choirs begins its 94th season with Requiem for Whitman: a one night only concert inspired by the American poet and journalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892). As part of a season-long celebration of Whitman's bicentennial, Dessoff's 60 singers will perform exquisite choral settings of Whitman's poetry by Bach, Schuman, Pizzetti, as well as the world premiere of a newly commissioned Whitman-inspired work by contemporary composer Douglas Geers.

OGCMA Presents 'Music Of The Spirit' Choral Works By Gwyneth Walker And John Rutter Photo OGCMA Presents 'Music Of The Spirit' Choral Works By Gwyneth Walker And John Rutter
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2018

Each summer, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) presents its annual Sacred Masterwork concert and this year is no exception. Rich in spiritual trills and sacred thrills, Music of the Spirit, the 2018 free concert features GWYNETH WALKER's Songs of Faith - which was commissioned by OGCMA and hasn't been performed here since its 2013 debut - and JOHN RUTTER's splendid Gloria. Jason C. Tramm will conduct The Great Auditorium Choir and guest soloists Monica Ziglar, Katherine Pracht, Ronald Naldi and Justin Beck, accompanied by the MidAtlantic Brass Ensemble and organist Gordon Turk. The Great Auditorium is located at 54 Pilgrim Pathway in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and is handicapped-accessible.

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