A Joyful

December 6, 2021 at 7:30PM | CARNEGIE HALL

MasterVoices | Northwell Health Nurse Choir | Ted Sperling, Conductor

MasterVoices makes a triumphant return to Carnegie Hall in December, with so much more to celebrate than just the holidays!

Come join a high-energy musical embrace of the holidays and share in our joyous outpouring of gratitude.

It’s a live reunion of the MasterVoices Chorus and the supremely diverse talents of guest artists Mikaela Bennett (breakout soprano star from Chicago Lyric’s West Side Story and our own Let ‘Em Eat Cake), 10-time GRAMMY Award-winning gospel group Take 6, and Northwell Health Nurse Choir, fresh from their Top 10 appearance on America’s Got Talent!

The evening’s uplifting program was tailor-made for the moment and for the special talents of the artists at hand – from a full version of Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy Chichester Psalms to a cappella classics, gospel arrangements of traditional favorites, and live reprises of last year’s digital sensations Migratory V and Alleluia, which have received over 85,000 views to date. Check out the program below for a sense of the jubilant, poignant, and mightily tuneful journey that awaits you!


JOHN RUTTER – Rejoice and Sing


GEORGE F. HANDEL – Let the Bright Seraphim, from Samson

ADAM GUETTEL – Migratory V, from Myths and Hymns
arr. Ted Sperling

THOMAS A. DORSEY – If We Ever Needed the Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now)
arr. Mervyn Warren

ADAM GUETTEL – Jesus, the Mighty Conqueror, from Myths and Hymns
arr. Mark Kibble

LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Chichester Psalms
I. Psalm 108, vs.2; Psalm 100, entire
II. Psalm 23, entire; Psalm 2, vs.1-4
III. Psalm 131, entire; Psalm 133, vs. 1

arr. JEFFREY BIEGEL – Hanukah Fantasy

TRADITIONAL/ We Wish You a Merry Christmas/ Carol of the Bells
Lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky
Music by Mykola Leontovych
arr. Cedric Dent

ALBERT HAGUE You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Lyrics by Theodore Seuss Geisel
arr. Mark Kibble

FELIX BERNARD Winter Wonderland
Lyrics by Richard Bernhard Smith
arr. Mark Kibble

BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL – You Will Be Found, from Dear Evan Hansen

BILL WITHERS Lean on Me/Stand By Me

TRADITIONAL Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
arr. Cedric Dent & Mark Kibble

Tickets on sale on October 25, 2021 and may be purchased online at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or in person at Carnegie Hall’s box office at 57th and Seventh Avenue.


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Join us for MasterVoices’ Holiday Gala on December 6 following the concert performance in Carnegie Hall.

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MasterVoices’ 2021-2022 Season – Press Release

Season artwork designed by Asia Pietrzyk

A JOYFUL NOISE is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.