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Canoni Chorale: Back to Brooklyn
by Nancy Wright for Vocal Area Network
Posted May 20, 2008

The Canoni Chorale, under the direction of Donald Barnum, will present a concert entitled "Liturgical Musical Masterpieces and More" on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 5 PM at historic Christ Church Cobble Hill, 326 Clinton Street, at the intersection of Clinton and Kane Streets in Brooklyn.

The Canoni Chorale, which made its debut performance at Avery Fisher Hall on December 3, 2007 performing Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri ("Rossini, but not only...") with both Eastern and Western orchestras for UNESCO's Melody for Peace, also presented music in December 2007, first at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in midtown Manhattan for the church's 150th Anniversary Mass with Cardinal Egan, subsequently on Christmas Eve at Christ Church, Cobble Hill, and again just this past month as the chorus for Puccini's Turandot in Stamford, Connecticut for the Connecticut Grand Opera.

The group is an outgrowth of the choir of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn Heights, which toured England in 1999 and Canada in 2003 and 2004. Also in 2003 and 2004 members of the Chorale performed benefit concerts in St. George's, the capital of Grenada, f