Israel in Egypt

By George Frideric Handel

November 28 at 8:00PM | Carnegie Hall

Handel’s timely oratorio about the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt takes on breathtaking new resonance through this multimedia interpretation, adapted from Los Angeles Master Chorale’s critically acclaimed production that premiered at Disney Concert Hall last February.  Maestro Sperling will lead soprano Mikaela Bennett, Countertenor John Holiday and Tenor, Andrew Stenson alongside  young artists from the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard. The classical sounds of the New York Baroque Incorporated period instrument ensemble will blend with poignant contemporary images by Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad as he creates a combination of pre-composed film and in-the-moment paintings that bring a personal perspective to the work’s human themes of exile, displacement, and longing for home.

A Jubilant Song

December 1 at 7:00PM | Carnegie Hall

Maestro James Bagwell in his inaugural concert as The Chorale’s newly appointed Music Director presents A JUBILANT SONG, a celebration of the organization’s remarkable history of exceptional conductors, noteworthy commissions, and premieres, and multi-faceted choral programming

Israel in Egypt

By George F. Handel

May 12 at 8:00PM | Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University

Handel’s Israel in Egypt is a rich musical setting of the biblical story of the Exodus.  In this choral tour de force, vivid images of the Exodus story are recounted during the first segment, which is complemented by the beautiful and exultant second half, The Song of Moses.  Both colossal and tender, this work of epic imagery and text painting is one of Handel’s monumental achievements.

Alto Rhapsody and A German Requiem

By Johannes Brahms

October 13 at 7:00PM | Carnegie Hall

International artist and Musical America’s 2009 Vocalist of the Year mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performs with The Collegiate Chorale in Brahms’ lush, rarely-seen Alto Rhapsody.  Metropolitan Opera baritone Eric Owens and soprano Erin Morley will join The Chorale to perform Brahms’ transcendent masterpiece A German Requiem. 

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

November 8 at 8:00PM | Carnegie Hall

Presented by Carnegie Hall, MasterVoices joins the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Zubin Mehta for a performance of  Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.  MasterVoices has appeared with the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (2012 and 2015), in Israel (2008 and 2012), and at the Salzburg Festival (2012).