Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Address: Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street
New York, NY    10036

Phone: 646-202-9623

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Battle Hymns  | Open: 05/15/14 Close: 05/15/14
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.

Battle Hymns  | Open: 05/15/14 Close: 05/15/14
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.

 

battle hymns

one drum, 200 voices…

 

A soldier’s letter to his wife, a speech by Abraham Lincoln, lyrics to Stephen Foster songs – these are the words of battle hymns, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s innovative 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 expansive Hangar Deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a setting rich in the remembrance of wars served.

 

Written for large choral forces and one solo drum, battle hymns is ideally realized by the top-flight Collegiate Chorale, joined by members of the Veteran Artist Program and the Manhattan Girls Chorus.  The combined 200 voices will sing out in unison, counterpoint, and multi-layered polyphony, to create a unique site-specific experience inside the walls of this hallowed aircraft carrier. Modern music merges with military memory – a one-of-a-kind encounter.  

The Collegiate Chorale 2014 Spring Benefit  | Open: 05/15/14 Close: 05/15/14
The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2014 Spring Benefit on May 15, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY.  The event will honor the Veteran Artist Program, and will feature the New York premiere of David Lang’s battle hymns to benefit The Collegiate Chorale’s artistic and education programs.

The evening will start at 6:30pm with a cocktail reception on the Portside Terrace, followed by the 7:30pm concert of David Lang's battle hymns in Hangar 3, and will conclude with a seated dinner and live auction in the Great Hall with a stunning view of the Hudson River at 8:30 pm.  Attire is festive and Benefit tickets are available from $1,000 to $1,500. (Benefit tables and $500 tickets are sold out.)  For more information, please email Mariane Lemieux at mlemieux@collegiatechorale.org or call 646-435-9052.

VETERAN ARTIST PROGRAM
The Collegiate Chorale is thrilled to salute the mission of VAP and to include veteran artists in its production of battle hymns. Through networking, mentorships, and collaborations with the performing arts community, the Veteran Artist Program fosters and promotes artists of all kinds who have returned from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the words of BR McDonald, founding director of VAP:

So many people think that the military experience is at odds with the creative arts world - It's not. As a veteran, I don't have to give up one world for another. The time is NOW for veterans to reshape the arts in America and to own the discussion about veteran experience in the mainstream creative arts community.

LIVE AUCTION 
The evening’s live auction will be hosted by the extraordinary Roger Rees and will feature select and exclusive packages as well as opportunities to sponsor Side-by-Side students and veteran artists to travel and sing with The Collegiate Chorale at the 2014 Verbier Festival in Switzerland.  The Side-by-Side program offers talented high school singers the chance to rehearse, perform, and tour with the ensemble.  In 2014, The Collegiate Chorale celebrates the 10th anniversary of this life-changing program.

BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS
Page Ashley, Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Lois Conway, Antonia and George Grumbach, Christie Salomon and Rich Lombard, Adèle and John Talty

CORPORATE CO-CHAIR
Aon


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.