The Masterwork Chorus Presents "Voices Unite"
Saturday, March 23, 2013 • 6:27pm
Join New Jersey’s The Masterwork Chorus and Frankfurt Germany’s Cäcilien Chor, as they present “Voices Unite,” a program of choral music featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Rheinberger’s Mass in a Minor, and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. The performance will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 25th at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit. Tickets are $30 and are available at www.masterwork.org.
Under the baton of Music Director Andrew Megill, The Masterwork Chorus is widely recognized for its dramatic interpretations of “masterworks” from all periods. The Chorus has sung at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as well as on the Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall for its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. New Jersey venues include the Concert Hall at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University, NJPAC and State Theatre with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Mayo PAC, and Bergen County PAC.
The Cäcilien-Chor was founded in 1818 in Frankfurt, Germany. It has contributed significantly to the musical life of Germany and abroad, with recent performances in Japan, Israel, Europe and the USA. Their demanding program of works covers choral music from the sixteenth century to the present. Felix Mendelssohn conducted the chorus in 1829, and dedicated his oratorio “Paulus” to Cäcilien-Chor. They have also sung under the baton of many world famous conductors, including Wilhelm Furtwängler, Sir Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Mazur and Christian Zacharias. Director since 1988, Christian Kabitz has greatly enriched the musical experience enjoyed by members and supporters alike.
The Voices Unite concerts would not have been possible without the generous support of Environmental News Network, Lauterback Marketing, Makrod Investment Associates, Pavese-McCormick Agency, Inc., Savory Systems International, Inc., Summit Financial Resources, Inc., and Wagner & Associates, LLC. Funding has also been made possible in part the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.