THE COLLEGIATE CHORALE¬ÄôS 2013 SPRING BENEFIT

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The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2013 Spring Benefit honoring the Verbier Festival on April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, NYC. The Collegiate Chorale cherishes a rich collaboration with the Verbier Festival since its first appearance at the festival under James Levine in 2005. The Chorale is thrilled to honor the festival at the occasion of their 20th anniversary and to celebrate a shared mission for artistic excellence and inter-generational exchange through music. 

The Chorale's grand concert performance of the operetta Song of Norway will be followed by the benefit dinner, a lively and always vastly entertaining auction, the proceeds of which will support The Chorale's artistic and education programs. Benefit guests will have the opportunity to sponsor high school and college students from our unique Side-by-Side program to travel with The Chorale to the Verbier Festival this summer. Approximately 200 guests from New York's social and philanthropic community attend the Benefit every spring. 

The event will begin at 6pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in Carnegie Hall's Rose Museum, followed by Robert Wright and George Forrest's Song of Norway in the Stern Auditorium at 6:30pm. The seated dinner and live auction will follow in the Rohatyn Room. Attire is festive. Benefit tickets are available from $500 to $1,500 and Benefit tables from $5,000 to $15,000. For more information, please email Mariane Lemieux at mlemieux@collegiatechorale.org or call 646-435-9052.


About the Company: The Collegiate Chorale

The mission of The Collegiate Chorale is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble. Inherent in its mission is The Chorale's belief that choral music is a compelling collaboration that creates a powerful, shared experience unifying listeners and musicians of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages.

The Collegiate Chorale, among New York's foremost vocal ensembles, has added to the richness of the city's cultural fabric for more than 65 years.  Founded in 1941 by the legendary conductor Robert Shaw, The Chorale has established a preeminent reputation for its interpretations of the traditional choral repertoire, vocal works by American composers, and rarely heard operas-in-concert, as well as commissions and premieres of new works by today's most exciting creative artists.  In the summer of 2009, The Chorale performed for a fourth season at Switzerland's Verbier Music Festivaland in July 2008 toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.  This season, The Chorale presented the world premiere two-act concert version of Ricky Ian Gordon's opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall to great critical acclaim.  The mission of The Collegiate Chorale, led by Music Director James Bagwell, is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble.

Open:   04/15/13
Close:   04/15/13

Schedule:
April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm
Theater:   Carnegie Hall
Address:   881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:Benefit tickets are available from $500 to $1,500 and Benefit tables from $5,000 to $15,000. or Call: at
Company: The Collegiate Chorale         Official Web Site: www.collegiatechorale.org