Maestro Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers will present the first live concert of their 2022-23 New York City season on Saturday, September 17 @ 7:30 PM at Merkin Hall at The Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan.
Repertoire will be all the choral movements from J.S. Bach’s Cantatas 107 through 119, with piano accompanist Will Healy.
Tickets are $30 each, and are available at https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-virtuoso-singers-the-unadorned-bach-cantatas-107-119/.
For more information, visit http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/ or http://nyvirtuoso.org/_art/2022/HRBachSeason2223.pdf. View The Kaufman Center’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols at https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/covid/.
This will be the first event in the second of two seasons of concerts of the cantatas of J.S. Bach, all of which will be presented by NYVS. The schedule and content for the other six 2022-23 presentations is:
#2: October 22, 2022 – Cantatas 120-133, Miles Fellenberg, piano
#3: November 19 – Cantatas 134-146, Eduardo de la Vega, piano
#4: February 25, 2023 – Cantatas 148-177, Will Healy, piano
#5: March 25 – Cantatas 178-188, Miles Fellenberg, piano
#6: April 15 – Cantatas 191-198, Will Healy, piano
#7: April 29 – Cantatas 205-215, David Enlow, piano
Maestro Rosenbaum writes, “A few years ago I made the decision to eventually perform every choral movement from every choral cantata written by Bach. I’ve hired fabulous pianists to accompany each concert. Doing this massive project, learning and presenting so much choral music of Bach that the vast majority of the audience likely never heard before, will be very rewarding and fulfilling for me and my singers. And the audience will be invited to sing the final chorale of each concert with us, the music of which will be printed in the program.”
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country’s leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of living American composers. The choir appears on almost 50 commercial CDs. More about them at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org.
Their concerts and events are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Their concerts and events are also made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.Merkin Hall at The Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan
New York, NY 10023