MasterVoices | The Manhattan Girls Chorus | Veteran Artist Program | Ted Sperling, Director | Edward Barnes, Producer | James Bagwell, Conductor
Commissioned in 2009 by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company for performance in an old Armory, battle hymns is a large-scale meditation on war based on Civil War texts for a cappella chorus and solo snare drum. Written by brilliant contemporary composer and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang, this profoundly moving performance piece will draw you in with its poetry and visual effect. Hangar 3 on the Intrepid, a former WWII aircraft carrier, will make for a fresh, contemplative setting for the New York premiere of this provocative piece.
This concert is dedicated to a beloved and faithful member of The Collegiate Chorale who passed away recently, Elena Lowenfeld.
Manhattan Girls Chorus – Michelle Oesterle, Artistic Director
Brendan Ko, Snare Drummer
Lindsey Turteltaub, Stage Manager
Lighting by Al Natola @ Frost Productions