Members from nine New York choirs lend their voices for a special performance of Johannes Brahms’s Liebslieder Waltzes with Kent Tritle, host of The Choral Mix on WQXR.
Johannes Brahms may be known as a Romantic-era heavyweight, but he had a light touch when it came to choral music. Kent Tritle (Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, Musica Sacra and the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola) brings together members of nine city choirs for a one-night celebration of Johannes Brahms. They’ll 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 for good measure. Accompanists are insiders’ favorites Nancianne Parrella and Scott Warren.
- 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
- Stonewall Chorale
- a Consortium Choir comprised of two singers from each conductor's chorus
- Nancianne Parrella and Scott Warren, pianists
- Kent Tritle (Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, Musica Sacra and the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola)
Sing New York! celebrates the abundance and variety of choral music in New York and brings a greater awareness and appreciation of this music to New York audiences. The festival is a project of the New York Choral Consortium and encompasses the performances of more than 40 New York City professional and amateur choral groups. The Festival is open to any choral ensemble giving a public performance in any of the five boroughs between April 15 and June 15, 2011.