This Sunday, the newly-formed 90-voice Hudson Chorale will take the stage for its debut performance.
The group has been rehearsing at the Scarborough Presbyterian Church. This first performance will feature the Brahms Requiem, scored for two pianos, as the centerpiece of its debut concert, “Heaven’s Harmony.”
The concert will take place at 4 p.m. at Horace Greeley High School, 70 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua.
Here is what the group says about the program:
“Brahms dedicated his powerful Requiem to the whole of humanity, and in the words of his friend, Clara Schumann, “It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does.” The concert will also include Eric Helmuth’s joyous and celebratory Farther Sail, a work based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, Ned Rorem’s Love Alone, and the beautiful, lush Magnificat from Franz Liszt’s Dante Symphony. Michael Conley, Music Director, will be conducting. Mr. Conley, the former conductor of the Choral Arts Society, is a celebrated composer, pianist, organist and singer as well as conductor and has high expectations for this new group, the size of which will permit a broader range of repertoire and greater depth of professionalism and musicianship. Both he and the chorus members are excited about the inaugural program and look forward to sharing it with the public.”
Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (914) 462-3212 or through the website. The artwork to the right is from the Chorale’s website advertising it upcoming show which again is Sat., Jan. 23.