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 Requiem, Thamos, König in Ägypten and Exsultate, jubilate, 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.