The Choral Mix Live: Brahms in Love and Loss

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR presents

 

The Choral Mix Live: Brahms in Love and Loss

 

Hosted by KENT TRITLE

with Performances by New York Choral Consortium

 

Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm

Tickets on Sale Now at www.thegreenespace.org

 

(May 31, 2011, New York, NY) – Johannes Brahms is often revered for his orchestral music, which embodies the Romantic era that he dominated – but his choral music, brilliant yet lesser known, strides an equally dramatic emotional range.

 

To mark the closing of the Sing New York! Choral Festival, The Greene Space at WQXR will present THE CHORAL MIX LIVE: BRAHMS IN LOVE AND LOSS on Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm, an evening showcasing the range and beauty of Brahms’ choral work.

 

For his program’s first live broadcast from WQXR’s multiplatform performance studio, KENT TRITLE – host of the WQXR radio program The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle and Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, Musica Sacra and the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola – will welcome the NEW YORK CHORAL CONSORTIUM for a one-night celebration of Johannes Brahms.  The Consortium, which is made up of voices from choirs throughout New York, will perform the entire Liebeslieder Walzer, or “Love Song Waltzes,” an immensely popular and charming 18-part song cycle, as well as sections of Ein Deutsches Requiem, or “A German Requiem.”

 

Conductors of the New York Choral Consortium and two singers from each conductor’s chorus will create the Consortium Choir, representing nine New York choirs.  Pianists Nancianne Parrella and Scott Warren will accompany the choir.

 

The conductors of the New York Choral Consortium include:

 

  • JOHN DALY GOODWIN, New York Choral Society
  • PATRICK GARDNER, Riverside Choral Society
  • CLARA LONGSTRETH, New Amsterdam Singers
  • CYNTHIA POWELL, Melodia 
  • HAROLD ROSENBAUM, New York Virtuoso Singers 
  • DEBORAH SIMPKIN KING, Schola Cantorum on Hudson
  • MARK SHAPIRO, Cantori
  • CHRIS SHEPARD, The Dessoff Choirs
  • KENT TRITLE, Oratorio Society of New York

 

Tickets are $20 and available at www.thegreenespace.org. The program will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM, and will also be available as a live video webcast at www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org.

 

 

WHAT:           The Choral Mix Live: Brahms in Love and Loss

WHEN:           Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm

WHERE:         The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

                  44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)

                  New York, NY 10014

TICKETS:      $20, includes a complimentary glass of wine, available at www.thegreenespace.org

 

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