The Singer Link

Network with Singers Around the Globe!

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song”

Event Details

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song”

Time: May 4, 2014 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Street: 450 W. 37th Street
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Event Type: concert
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2014

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

A spring concert celebrating Shakespeare 450 and great poetry set to great music. Featuring the WORLD PREMIERE “Full Fathom Five” by award-winning composer Errollyn Wallen

TICKETS $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors) Available through Brown Paper Tickets at www.melodiawomenschoir.org or at (800) 838-3006

Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with “The Poet’s Song,” a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of “Full Fathom Five,” composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the “UK Observer” calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Shakespeare Madrigals.” Also on the program is “Piping Down the Valleys Wild” by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’ playful “Learsongs” for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to “Echo,” by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “All the Things You Are,” “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,” and “Satin Doll” complete the tour.

Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

ABOUT MELODIA The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org


ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.


ABOUT ERROLLYN WALLEN A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from R&B to opera to choral to TV and fi lm scores. errollynwallen.com

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE 450 Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” to add comments!

Join The Singer Link

Attending (1)

Latest Activity

Erica Kelly posted an event
Thumbnail

New York City Master Chorale Auditions - By Appointment at Turtle Bay Music School

January 4, 2017 all day
The New York City Master Chorale, a 75-member classical chorus, is holding open auditions for singers with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the spring 2016 season will be held on January 4 and 11 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School.This spring season includes an April concert featuring Rachmaninof Vespers and a summer tour to Florence featuring American A Cappella music. In addition, the…See More
Dec 1
Box Office posted events
Nov 29
Caroline Knaggs updated an event
Thumbnail

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 at Federation Square

June 8, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Proudly presented by School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director It is with great pleasure the School of Hard Knocks welcomes Richard Gill AO - Australia's finest and most inspiring music educator, as Guest Conductor for the 8th Melbourne International Singers Festival on June 8-12, 2017!Exciting details of other artists, programs, workshops and concerts will be released in coming weeks.Sign up now at …See More
Nov 24
World Peace Choral Festival posted an event
Thumbnail

The 8th World Peace Choral Festival at Vienna, Austria

July 26, 2017 to July 29, 2017
the 8th World Peace Choral Festival in Vienna from 26th to 29th July 2017 is open for application.Children choirs as well as enthusiastic adult choirs are welcome to participate at this unique choral event in the capital of music, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the famous Vienna Boys Choir, the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, NGOs, enterprises and a series of personalities.Coming together to sing, singing for a better future!The…See More
Nov 23
Caroline Knaggs updated an event
Thumbnail

Hand In Hand - a celebration of the true spirit of Christmas! at Melbourne Town Hall

December 10, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Presented by the School of Hard KnocksJoin us as we celebrate Christmas 2016 with a concert of inspiring and uplifting gospel, opera and popular classics that celebrate courage, joy and love! Hand In Hand will feature two of Australia’s great legends of opera – Liane Keegan, contralto, and John Bolton Wood AM, baritone, together with members of XL ARTS, the Hallelujah Gospel Chorus conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire, THECHO!R and the massed ‘Absolutely Everybody’ choirs under the direction of Dr…See More
Nov 15
Philip Bevan posted an event
Thumbnail

Lea Singers Carol Concert - FestiveLea! at Harpenden Public Halls

December 23, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Our annual festive evening of uplifting carols, mulled wine, mince pies and a charity raffle in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care Charity No. 1140386.Local composer, lyricist and musical director Tim Sutton is our guest conductor this year, and will tell The Story of the Carol.  A great evening for all the family at the start of Christmas.Benjamin Britten Procession (Hodie Christus natus est) from ‘A Ceremony of Carols’William Mathias Sir ChristèmasTrad. arr. Charles Wood Ding dong merrily on…See More
Nov 12
Caroline Knaggs posted an event
Thumbnail

Hand In Hand - A Celebration of Courage, Joy & Love! at Melbourne Town Hall

December 10, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Presented by the School of Hard KnocksJoin us as we celebrate Christmas 2016 with a concert of inspiring and uplifting gospel, opera and popular classics that celebrate courage, joy and love! Hand In Hand will feature two of Australia’s great legends of opera – Liane Keegan, contralto, and John Bolton Wood AM, baritone, together with members of XL ARTS, the Hallelujah Gospel Chorus conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire, THECHO!R and the massed ‘Absolutely Everybody’ choirs under the direction of Dr…See More
Nov 10
Emma Cross posted an event

A Camerata Christmas! at Somerset

December 17, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
It’s time for Bath Camerata's Christmas concert!  This year the award-winning chamber choir promise a feast of Christmas music old and new, including ‘A Sleigh Ride’, a few ‘Merry Ding Dongs’ and the odd ‘Partridge in a Pear Tree’. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Camerata Christmas concert without festive mulled wine and delicious mince pies! Tickets £15 (or £7.50 for under 25s) available from www.bathcamerata.co.uk or Bath Box Office on 01225 463362See More
Nov 9

Notes

Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

Continue

Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





Maestro…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

Great Offers

 


Stories from
Great Leaders

Events

© 2016   Created by SingerLink.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service