The Dessoff Choirs kicks off its 92nd season at Alice Tully Hall
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, with soloists and orchestra, opens its 92nd season at Alice
Tully Hall. For one night only, Dessoff presents "We Remember" including
Mozart’s Requiem and contemporary choral works reflecting on the lives
of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and paying tribute
to composer Steven Stucky, a champion of new music.
"This season-opening concert embodies Dessoff’s mission of linking the old
with the new by exploring this country’s most poignant moments alongside
adventurous, contemporary works,” says Malcolm J. Merriweather, Dessoff’s ninth
Music Director. Dedicated to presenting traditional works of the choral music
canon with pieces by today’s top composers, "We Remember" pairs Franz Beyer’s
reorchestration of Mozart’s Requiem (1791) with Steven Stucky’s Take
Him, Earth (2012) and Whispers (2002), and the world premiere of
the orchestrated version of In Honor of Martin (2016), by
composer/organist David Hurd. “This concert is rather auspicious. I am honored
to be taking the podium for the first time as Dessoff’s Music Director on what
would have been Steven Stucky’s 69th birthday.”
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- The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields has released a new album entitled Pierre de Manchicourt: Missa Reges terrae and other works on the MSR label. For more information and to order a copy, visit www.stlukeinthefields.org/store/product/pierre-de-manchicourt-missa-reges-terrae-cd. (2016-10-4)
- See the New York Times review of David Lang's the public domain, performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival. (2016-8-15)
- Neil F. Brown is the new music director of The Shrewsbury Chorale. (2016-7-26)
- Gregg Smith, who founded the Gregg Smith Singers in 1955 and was a pioneer of professional choral singing, has died at the age of 84. Read his obituary in The New York Times. (2016-7-18)
- The Dessoff Choirs has annnounced its appointment of Malcolm J. Merriweather as its ninth music director. (2016-5-24)
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