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The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents New York Premiere of Requiem for Victims of Genocide on June 2 at Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Manhattan

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
May 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents New York Premiere of Requiem for Victims of Genocide on June 2 at Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Manhattan
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present the New York Premiere of C. Edward Hupton’s Requiem for the Victims of Genocide on Saturday, June 2 - 8:00 PM at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th St. in Manhattan. Guest performers will be the Salomé Chamber Orchestra and The SilverCloud Native American Singers.
 
This work pays tribute to victims of genocides throughout the world including Cambodia, Rwanda, Nanjing, the Russian gulags and North America. The closing segment represents Hupton’s personal pilgrimage to the Auschwitz concentration camp and museum.
 
The composer writes, “Requiem for the Victims of Genocide is a timely work that reminds us that we still live in the age of genocide, and that only education and public outcry will halt such atrocities. In our own lifetimes too many heinous crimes against humanity have gone unchecked, when intervention could have diminished the tragic results.”
 
Tickets for the June 2 concert are $20 and are available at http://nyvirtuoso.org/season/. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes before the concert. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.
 
C. Edward Hupton’s projects have taken him into the realms of jazz, classical, popular, folk and world music, sacred music, musical theatre, cabaret and silent film, resulting in a career as a soloist, choir director, faculty member and teacher, accompanist, musical director and composer. His compositions, recorded on Accent, MMC, ERM Media and Innova, have been broadcast in 36 countries. Visit him at http://www.edwardhupton.com/.
 
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on over 20 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany, Soundbrush, and Kasp, featuring the music of Andrew Imbrie, William Schuman, George Perle, Thea Musgrave, David Lang, Roger Davidson, Yehudi Wyner, Luigi Dallapicolla and many others. They are Chorus-in-Residence at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. More about them at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm. Join their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-York-Virtuoso-Singers/130509011774.
 
This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 
For photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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