A Choral Music Record Release Party

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

NY Polyphony (© Chris Owyoung)

New York City is home to a vibrant choral music scene. There is a breadth and scope of choral music-making here with nearly 300 choirs in Manhattan alone. On this show we feature several tracks off new releases from three New York choral ensembles: the Men and Boys of St Thomas Church Fifth AvenueMusica Sacra, and the exciting young group New York Polyphony.

Countertenor Geoffrey Williams of New York Polyphony also stops by to chat with Kent Tritle in the studio.

PLAYLIST:

Howells/ Howells-Vaughan Williams-Duruflé/ St.Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
Requiem (1936)   Salvator mundi
Psalm 23
Requiem aeternam I
Psalm 121
Requiem aeternam II
I Heard a Voice
Break 2    c. 12mins

Christopher Theofanidis/ Messages to Myself/Music Sacra, Kent Tritle
Messages to Myself

Convery/ Messages to Myself/Music Sacra, Kent Tritle
    The Lamb   

Crecquillon//EndBeginning/New York Polyphony
    Lamentations of Jeremiah

Jackson Hill/EndBeginning/New York Polyphony
     Ma fin est mon commencement  

DesprezEndBeginning/New York Polyphony
    Absalon fili mi 
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Comments [4]

Gary Ekman from Manhattan/NYC

New York Polyphony is an awesome group. I liked the remark "no surgery required" when Mr Tritle was interviewing the countertenor (who has a nice tenor/baritone speaking voice). Fascinating!

Feb. 21 2012 06:59 AM
Mike Lopez from New York, NY.

Hello!
I'm a lover of Choral Music and I never miss out this kind of program.
so for the excellence of your production I just say: Thank you!
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Feb. 19 2012 11:51 PM
Jim from Nashville, TN

A full, rich male sound. Thanks for highlighting New York Polyphony. Often a group like this sounds thin to me. Not these guys! Vibrato is under control but richness is not compromised. Very good.

Feb. 19 2012 04:59 PM
Elsie from New York, NY

I love waking up to your program on Sunday mornings. But I do have one request: Riverside Church is in Harlem, NOT the Upper West Side. Red liners haven't yet succeeded in stretching the UWS to West 122nd Street!

Feb. 19 2012 07:10 AM

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