The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. Regular General Admission tickets are $60 and Premium General Admission tickets are $125. Tickets are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org.
A soldier’s letter to his wife, a speech by Abraham Lincoln, lyrics to Stephen Foster parlor songs – these are the words of battle hymns, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s innovative new choral exploration of the feelings of people in times of war. On May 15, 2014, The Collegiate Chorale will present the New York Premiere of this unusual and haunting work, performed within the cavernous Hangar Deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a setting rich in the remembrance of wars served.
Written for a symphonic chorus and one solo drum, battle hymns is ideally realized by the top-flight Collegiate Chorale, joined by members of the Veteran Artist Program. The combined 200 voices will sing out in unison, counterpoint, and multi-layered polyphony, to create a unique acoustic encounter inside the walls of this hallowed aircraft carrier. Modern music merges with military memory – a one-of-a-kind experience.
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.
May 15, 2014
Theater: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Address: Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Cost:Regular General Admission tickets are $60 and Premium General Admission tickets are $125
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 646-202-9623