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Sir Michael Tippett and Anton Bruckner


The Collegiate Chorale presents Tippett’s A Child of Our Time and Bruckner’s Te Deum on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, NYC.  The performance features Nicole Cabell, Marietta Simpson, Russell Thomas, John Relyea and the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Bagwell.  Single tickets start at $10 and are available online at carnegiehall.org, by phone through Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.


Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time (1941) is a unique oratorio, structured in three parts to emulate Handel’s Messiah and using traditional African-American spirituals in a form similar to Bach’s use of the chorale in his Passions, all with a decidedly twentieth-century musical language. The text of this stirring work reflects Tippett's pacifism and belief that people contain both "shadow and light." Soprano Nicole Cabell has performed this work to great critical acclaim and has made it a signature piece. She will be joined by Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano, Russell Thomas, tenor, and John Relyea, bass-baritone.  Paired with this riveting work will be the powerful Te Deumby Anton Bruckner.  Conducted by James Bagwell.

Open:   02/03/12
Close:   02/03/12

Friday at 7pm
Theater:   Carnegie Hall
Address:   881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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