The New York City Master Chorale is now entering its sixth week of rehearsals of our new repertoire, in preparation for our April 26 concert at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center. This concert, titled "Water and Night" focuses on a series of pieces themed on water and night, and includes works by major contemporary composers including Steven Paulus, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, and Moses Hogan. It is an exciting and engaging set of music. In addition, we will be premiering a piece written for the Chorale by Paul Leavitt, whose stunning Requiem we performed last year.
I have been thoroughly enjoying the rehearsal process for this repertoire, as there is a uniqueness to each piece of music: the sense of prayerfulness in our work by Paulus, the rich 14-part divisii in Whitacre's work, the stirring liveliness of Moses Hogan's spirituals. It is a stimulating body of music!
I'm also excited to announce that tickets for this concert are now on sale! Tickets may be purchased online here. Tickets are also being sold to singers at rehearsal and will be sold at the door, as available. I'd recommend purchasing early, as this concert will be sold out soon.