Location: New York, USA
Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) promotes the love of music and the art of ensemble singing. Hailed by The Sondheim Review as a "world-class chorus," the group has a flexible roster of professional singers and auditioned volunteer who perform a wide range of musical genres and styles. The group’s size varies according to the musical needs of each project. High school students are invited to participate in special projects. EVUSA produces its own classical concerts, workshops, and recordings and is currently in residence with the New York Pops, on the Carnegie Hall subscription series. EVUSA performed in the Leonard Bernstein Celebration at Symphony Space, and as part of the 80th Birthday Carnegie Hall concert honoring Stephen Sondheim. The group participated in the Sing Out Mr. President vocal series on National Public Radio and has appeared in The Composer Speaks programs featuring the music of Bruce Ruben, Larry Hochman and Paul Schoenfield, Shulamit Ran, and Joshua Schmidt. Judith Clurman conducted student and adult members of EVUSA at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. in a recording of Peace by Howard Shore with words by Eleanor Roosevelt, and in a recording for Marvin Hamlisch’s children’s book Marvin Makes Music for Penguin Books. EVUSA was also featured at the 2011 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting on NBC Television. Their CD, Celebrating the American Spirit, with soloists Kelli O’Hara and Ron Raines, was released in October, 2012, on Sono Luminus.
For more information visit our website: www.essentialvoicesusa.com