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Haydn: CREATION / Forrest: JUBILATE DEO
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Haydn: CREATION / Forrest: JUBILATE DEO

Manhattan Concert Productions presents an evening of classical masterworks with excerpts from Haydn's Creation and American composer Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional soloists, and New York City Chamber Orchestra at world-renowned Carnegie Hall!

Guest Conductor Bruce Chamberlain will lead the Masterwork Festival Chorus, New York City Chamber Orchestra, and Soprano, Tenor and Bass soloists with excerpts from Haydn's Creation including Now vanish before the holy beamsAnd God made the firmamentIn splendour bright is rising nowAnd God saw ev’ry thing that he had madeAchieved is the glorious work, and more.

Also featured will be Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo, which made its New York Carnegie Hall debut last year. Guest Conductor Henry Leck will lead the Masterwork Festival Chorus, Children's Festival Chorus, New York City Chamber Orchestra, and Soprano and Mezzo-soprano soloist for this joyous work.

The concert will open with the National Festival Chorus with guest conductor and composer Z. Randall Stroope in an array of choral works including Vaughan Williams' Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Antiphon from "Five Mystical Songs"), Dan Forrest's The Music of Living, Stoope's very own Consecrate the Place and Day and Song to the Moon (La Luna), and more. 


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Duruflé: REQUIEM
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Duruflé: REQUIEM

 photo credit: Jeff Allen Studios

photo credit: Jeff Allen Studios

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Duruflé's exquisite Requiem with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional soloists, organ, and timpani, conducted by Anton Armstrong at the renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C . Duruflé’s Requiem is some of the most beautiful music ever written. The use of themes from Gregorian chant throughout results in utterly spellbinding movements.

Guest Conductor Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, became the fourth conductor of the St. Olaf Choir in 1990 after ten years in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he had served on the faculty of Calvin College and led the Calvin College Alumni Choir, the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and the St. Cecilia Youth Chorale. Dr. Armstrong has frequently conducted ensembles and appeared before regional, national and international gatherings. In recent years he has guest conducted such noted ensembles as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Utah Symphony and Symphony Chorus, the Utah Voices and Salt Lake City Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Westminster Choir and the American Boychoir.  

The evening will also feature Gulf Coast University Wind Ensemble and Mariachi Mestizo. 

Don't miss an evening of classical music at Washington D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!


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Mozart: CORONATION MASS
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Mozart: CORONATION MASS

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Mozart’s Mass in C Major “Coronation Mass” (K.317) performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, and soloists with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Grammy® Award-winning conductor Jerry Blackstone.

Grammy® Award-winning conductor Jerry Blackstone is director of Choirs and chair of the Conducting Department at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance where he conducts the Chamber Choir, teaches conducting at the graduate level, and administers a choral program of eleven choirs. In February 2006, he received two Grammy® Awards ("Best Choral Performance" and "Best Classical Album") as chorusmaster for the critically acclaimed Naxos recording of William Bolcom's monumental Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The recent Naxos recording of Milhaud's monumental L'Orestie d'Eschyle, on which Blackstone served as chorusmaster, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy® Award ("Best Opera Recording"). 

The concert will also feature the National Children’s Festival Chorus, led by conductor Anthony Trecek-King performing Andrea Ramsey’s But A Flints Holds Fire, Scott Wheeler’s Free Land, Craig Hella Johnson’s Will There Really Be A “Morning”?, Rollo Dilworth's Trilogy of Dreams, and more. 

Named one of Boston’s most stylish in 2012, Anthony Trecek-King is the Artistic Director and conductor of the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC). Under his direction, the youth chorus has earned a reputation as an ensemble of high distinction and in 2013 received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from the White House. The Boston Globe calls the choir “angelic and dazzling,” while His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan heralds it as “superb,” and conductor Federico Cortese lauds BCC as “one of the emerging forces in Boston music life.” Trecek-King’s performances have been heralded as “moving” and possessing a “surprising range of dynamics and depth of expression.”


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Fauré: REQUIEM
Jun
24
8:30 PM20:30

Fauré: REQUIEM

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Fauré's Requiem performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and soloists, with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Barry Scott Williamson at world-renowned Carnegie Hall. 

Conductor Barry Scott Williamson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Texas Bach Festival, has a lengthy and revered international history of conducting innovation and accomplishment. Known for his dynamic performances of 18th century repertoire, his knowledge and affinity with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries has been of particular significance. His work with the Austin Civic Chorus (1987-1991) elevated the organization into one of Austin's leading choral organizations, including historic performances of Bach's B Minor Mass,  Mozart's RequiemThamosKönig in Ägypten and Exsultatejubilate, and more.

The concert will also feature the National Children's Festival Chorus, led by conductor Elena Sharkova, performing an array of choral works including Rachmaninoff's Angel (No. 6 from Six Choruses) and Spring Waters, a Manhattan Concert Productions commission of Ken Berg's Cantate!, and more. 

Also featured will be the Young Woman's Choral Projects of San Francisco. 


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Evening of Classical Masterworks
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Evening of Classical Masterworks

Join us for an evening of classical masterworks, featuring a selection of renowned choral works with the National Children's Festival Chorus on Monday evening, June 25 at 7pm at St. James Cathedral in Chicago.

The concert will also feature the National Children's Festival Chorus in an array of choral works, including Haydn's O Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice from The Creation, Dan Forrest's Psalm 8 (Adonai, Adonenu), Lisa Young's Thulele Mama Ya, and more conducted by Lynnel Joy Jenkins.

Don't miss this exciting evening of choral music at the beautiful St. James Cathedral in Chicago!

Ticket sales will close Friday, June 22 at 10 AM EST. After this time, tickets will only be available for collection at the door 30 minutes prior to concert performance


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