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Westchester Choral Society to explore seasonal traditions and innovations
by Judith Wartels for Vocal Area Network
Posted November 24, 2009

Frank NemhauserConcert goers who attend the Westchester Choral Society's concert on Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM will have a rich musical treat in store. Under the baton of Maestro Frank Nemhauser, now in his fourth year as Music Director of the Westchester Choral Society, the award-winning chorus will perform an imaginatively constructed program that will showcase its impressive artistic skills. The works chosen illustrate the rich fabric of seasonal musical traditions as illuminated and reinterpreted through selections representing a broad heritage of folk music, pastoral songs and works by renowned composers, encompassing a remarkable range of musical styles.

Mr. Nemhauser designed the program around J.S. Bach's archetypal Cantata No. 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, a work whose very compositional structure expresses the anticipation and longing at the heart of the Advent text. Its performance will be the first occasion of Mr. Nemhauser's conducting the music of Bach with the Westchester Choral Society. In preparing for this concert, Mr. Nemhauser has explored w