The delightful program includes Poulenc’s celebrated Gloria, Verdi’s Te Deum for double chorus and orchestra, and the Kyrie and Gloria movements from Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. Haydn’s buoyant Te Deum, the first piece Maestro Goodwin conducted with the NYCS at Carnegie Hall in 1985, ends with an exhilarating fugue and will open the festive program.
"This Joyful Noise program is a choral music lover's dream,” said Mr. Goodwin. “The four works feature the chorus in all its glory, and I can't wait to hear the wonderful voices of the New York Choral Society let loose that glorious sound in in the splendid acoustics of Carnegie Hall.”
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
New York Choral Society (NYCS), founded in 1958, has become known by audiences and critics for the quality of its performances and the diversity of its repertoire, which encompasses well-known choral masterworks as well as many compositions rarely heard in concert halls. The NYCS has presented eleven world premieres and has commissioned works by Paul Alan Levi, Morton Gould, Stephen Paulus, and Robert De Cormier. The NYCS is the parent organization of the New York Choral Society Chamber Singers which is composed of NYCS members.
John Daly Goodwin, Music Director of the New York Choral Society, has built on the ensemble’s tradition of excellence over the past 24 seasons to make it the chorus of choice for American Ballet Theatre, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and the September Concert Foundation. Under his direction, the chorus has performed in China, the Czech Republic, Israel, Austria, France, Italy, and Greece. His performances of such works as Mahler’s 8th Symphony, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, and the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, and Brahms have achieved much critical acclaim. He has conducted more than 90 concerts around New York City, including 40 in Carnegie Hall and 7 at Lincoln Center, and has prepared choruses for Leonard Bernstein, Dennis Russell Davies, Marco Armiliato, Asher Fisch, Yong Yan Hu, Yehudi Menuhin, Eve Queler, Julius Rudel, Gerard Schwarz, Leonard Slatkin, and Robert Spano.
Goodwin’s strong personal commitment to music education has led him to do extensive volunteer work with aspiring young musicians. Through Young Audiences, Artsgenesis, and the New York Choral Society’s Mini Maestros program, he has brought the gift of music to thousands of children in New York City public schools.
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