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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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Thompson: FROSTIANA
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Thompson: FROSTIANA

Join us for an evening of classical masterworks, featuring the National Festival Chorus and guest conductors Julie Yu & Joshua Oppenheim and composer and conductor Andrea Ramsey on Monday evening, April 16 at 7pm at The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

The National Festival Chorus, led by guest conductors Julie Yu and Joshua Oppenheim will perform American composer Randall Thompson's Frostiana (Seven Country Songs). In 1958, the town of Amherst commissioned Randall Thompson to compose a choral work commemorating its bicentennial. Thompson chose seven Frost poems and titled his piece, Frostiana: Seven Country Songs, opening with Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken."

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus with guest conductor and composer Andrea Ramsey in an array of choral works. The program includes Bohm's Still Wie Die Nacht, Casals' Nigra Sum, Ramsey's very own truth and To Hold All Sounds, and more.

Don't miss this exciting evening of choral music at the historic National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.!

Ticket sales will close Sunday, April 15 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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Handel's Messiah & Westminster Choir College
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Handel's Messiah & Westminster Choir College


Don't miss an exciting evening of music on Sunday evening, February 25 at 8:00pm at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. The evening will feature selections from Handel's riveting Messiah with the Masterwork Festival Chorus and New York City Chamber Orchestra, led by American composer and conductor Tim Sharp, as well as a performance from Westminster Choir College.

If you missed the Messiah this holiday season, now is your chance! Conductor Tim Sharp will lead the Masterwork Festival Chorus in selections including Behold the Lamb of God, All We Like Sheep, Since By Man Came Death, Worthy Is The Lamb/Amen, O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Hallelujah!, and more. Conductor and composer Tim Sharp is approaching his 10th season as Artistic Director of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa, OK, where critics characterize his performances as "impressively polished", and having "stunning power" and "great passion and precision".

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus performing an array of choral works under the direction of Amanda Quist and James Jordan, as well as performances by the Westminster Chapel Choir and Westminster Schola Cantorum, also conducted by Amanda Quist and James Jordan. The program includes Mozart's Confutatis and Lacrimosa (from Requiem), Dan Forrest's Good Night, Dear Heart, Blake R. Henson's My Flight For Heaven, and more.


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