City Bar Chorus celebrates its 30th anniversary with gala concerts and mayoral proclamation
Posted 11/30/2023

City Bar ChorusThe 80-voice New York City Bar Chorus, directed by Kathryn E. Schneider and accompanied by Hon. Matthew V. Grieco, celebrated its 30th anniversary of serving the community with special concerts at the New York City Bar Association on November 9 and November 17, 2023.

Since 1993, the New York City Bar Chorus, an all-volunteer ensemble whose leaders and members are all legal professionals, has served as a goodwill ambassador of the New York City Bar Association, bringing the healing power of music to those who cannot easily access it. The Chorus has given more than 300 concerts at venues serving seniors, the visually impaired, people living with cancer and AIDS, those in substance abuse rehabilitation, and more. More...

Musica Viva offers Crimson Roses on December 3
Posted 11/20/2023

Musica Viva: Crimson RosesHailed as "a treasured institution" by Front Row Center, Musica Viva NY highlights one of its most important missions: the commissioning of new works. On Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 5:00 PM at All Souls on the Upper East Side, 30+ singers and orchestra perform gorgeous music by three living American composers: Joseph Turrin, Gilda Lyons and Richard Einhorn. This performance is part of a journey that will culminate in an ambitious professional recording (Naxos, TBR 2024) of the pieces presented on this program. Making her Musica Viva NY debut is mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, just prior to her 2024 induction to OPERA America’s Opera Hall of Fame.

“Musica Viva NY is looking forward to giving fans a sneak peek of our forthcoming album, the first we’ve recorded during my tenure” says Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor/artistic director of Musica Viva NY. “And, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our special guest, the legendary singer Frederica von Stade. What a thrilling way to end the year!” More...

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  • The West Side Rag has a story about the Peace of Heart Choir and how they bring their music to shelters, senior centers, community center and hospitals. (2023-12-1)
  • See the extensive write-up in The New York Times about the MasterVoices production of The Frogs. (2023-11-14)
  • Essential Voices USA announces the release of Christmas Joy, a new collection of recently-commissioned holiday music. The recording features an arrangement for chorus and string quartet by Josh Clayton and music director Judith Clurman of familiar carols, along with works by Pierre Jalbert and Bill Cutter. The recording on Albany (Troy 1955) can be streamed on all platforms. The published scores will be available in 2024. (2023-10-30)
  • View the Canticum Novum Singers' final concert after 50 seasons, a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor from May 13, for $15 at canticumnovum.in.live/show/details/harold_rosenbaum_tag. (2023-5-31)
  • Nice write-up in The New York Times about Steven Fox and and the Clarion Choir's upcoming performances of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. (2023-5-3)

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