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"Fall in Love" with the Juneau Vocal Alliance In Princeton, NJ and NYC

Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Juneau Vocal Alliance (JVA), a 24- voice professional chorus which performs throughout the Northeast, will present two performances of their concert “Fall in Love”. The performances will feature virtuosic music for chorus, piano, piano four-hand and percussion. 
 
Princeton, New Jersey on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8PM 
Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center
545 Meadow Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
 
New York City on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 4PM 
Saint Joseph's Church
404 East 87th Street
New York, New York 10128
 
“Fall in Love” is a journey taken by an outstanding group of professional musicians who have come together to present traditional vocal favorites and modern masterworks. The program will open with Ron Nelson’s jubilant “Ring Out, Wild Bells” and will be followed by Johannes Brahms’ sublime “Liebeslieder Waltzes”, op. 52.
 
The second part of the concert will offer regional premieres of a variety of a cappella works from recent years, including the translucent I Will Lift Mine Eyes (2013) by Jake Runestad, Frank LaRocca’s serene Diffusa Est Gratia (2012), and Three Motets (2012) by Thomas Juneau which will be featured on the JVA’s upcoming album, Gaudete.
 
The program will conclude with intriguing newer works for chorus and piano, including the vociferous Absalom (2011) by Jeffrey Cobb, the world premiere of John Conahan’s alluring Pie Jesu (2013) and the regional premiere of A Bronze Triptych (2013) for chorus, piano four-hand, and percussion by Dan Forrest, which features text by Anthony Silvestri describing the transformation of bronze from a metal of war to a metal of peace and understanding. It is a powerful work full of mystery, power and grandeur.
 
About the Performers
 
The singers of the JVA hail from across the region, including New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. They are an assemblage of some of the finest choral singers in the United States and come together to perform challenging choral music at a professional level. The ensemble was founded by Music Director Thomas Juneau, who performs with a variety of ensembles in the Northeast.
 
The JVA is very proud to present our guest artists, pianists Holly Chatham and John Grecia.
 
Holly Chatham- Holly Chatham is hailed as an "elegantly florid" player possessing "a wonderful improvisational flair" on the keyboard. Equally at home on piano and early keyboards, she has performed throughout the U.S., U.K. and Mexico in venues including Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Carmel Bach Festival. Ms. Chatham is a Vocal Coach at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. Her recording, Love Raise Your Voice, can be heard on the MSR Classics label.
 
John Grecia is known for his eclectic approach to piano performance.  In the classical world, he performs with the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, is a collaborative pianist with Philadelphia’s renowned professional choral ensemble, The Crossing and is accompanist at Saint Joseph’s University.  He is also known throughout Philadelphia for his incredible talent as a vocal accompanist, and also as a composer of pop music who focuses on diverse genres. He recently released his album “Thirteen”, with his own group, the John Grecia Band.
 
The performance will take place Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 4PM at Saint Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street, New York, New York, 10128. Tickets are $30 for preferred seating, $20 general admission and free for students. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit our website, www.JuneauVocalAlliance.org
 
 
Juneau Vocal Alliance
Thomas Juneau, Artistic Director
Phone: 281-825-6278
 
Performance Venue
Saint Joseph’s Church
404 East 87th Street
New York, New York 10128
 
At East 87th St and 1st Avenue
Take the 4-5-6 to East 86th Street, then one block uptown, and then turn right. 
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