New York Choral Society: A Joyful Noise
Date: October 8, 2011
Location: New York, USA
Join the New York Choral Society as we celebrate Music Director John Daly Goodwin's 25th Anniversary Season with a delightful program that will include Haydn's ebullient Te Deum, Poulenc's spectacular Gloria, Verdi's masterpiece for double chorus, Te Deum, and the Kyrie and Gloria movements from Puccini's spirited Messa di Gloria.
Date & Time: December 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Where: Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, 57st Street and 7th Avenue, NYC
Concert Information: http://www.nychoral.org/events/a-joyful-noise/
John Daly Goodwin, Music Director and Conductor
Anita Johnson, Soprano
The Brooklyn Philharmonic
Poulenc’s Gloria, one of his last and most celebrated compositions, displays Poulenc’s fine sensitivity to the human voice and is remarkable for showing a wide range of emotions. Te Deum, Verdi’s last composition, written when he was eighty-four, is one of the pieces known collectively as Quattro Pezzi Sacri. Te Deum is the longest, most dramatic, and most varied of the Pezzi Sacri and is scored for double chorus and orchestra. Puccini’s Messa di Gloria was written as a graduation thesis and contains glimpses of the mature Puccini in its lyricism, dramatic sensibility, and emotional range. The Haydn Te Deum, written near the end of the composer’s long and prolific career, is brilliant and exciting throughout – the perfect festive piece for this festive season.