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American Voices, Classic and New

May 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets starting at $25

To support the health and well-being of our singers, our audience, and our community, all our plans for future concerts are tentative. Visit our Music in Place page for the latest updates.

This program of American music is a combination of old favorites and brand new pieces. Barber’s Reincarnations was last on an NAS program in 2008 sung by Chamber Chorus, who will sing it again. NAS first sang Copland’s In the Beginning in 1980 when we put together an all-Copland 80th Birthday Celebration, attended by the composer. Since it is a great work and a choral showpiece, we have programmed it periodically over the decades and look forward to performing it again. Irving Fine’s Alice in Wonderland songs are tremendous fun, but his less familiar Choral New Yorker is also captivating. Design for October has elegiac beauty, while there is hilarious satire in Hen Party, about a passel of witches. The Chamber Chorus will sing a challenging work by Rindfleisch that is new to us: Careless Carols on a text by Tagore. Another new work is an arrangement by Ron Perera of e.e. cummings’ poem, as freedom is a breakfast food, originally for women, now for four voices. The last of the new pieces is a delightful work by Dale Trumbore, who is a young composer making her name in the American choral world. In the Middle is a tender, funny, rueful look at middle age in our time.

The same program will also be presented on Thursday, May 20th, at 8PM.

Reincarnations Samuel Barber
Careless Carols Andrew Rindfleisch
In the Beginning Aaron Copland
The Choral New Yorker Irving Fine
In the Middle Dale Trumbore
as freedom is a breakfast food Ronald Perera



May 21, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


New Amsterdam Singers


Broadway Presbyterian Church
Broadway at 114th Street
New York, NY United States
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