Symphony No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand

by Gustav Mahler and

Bound for Glory (World Premiere)

by Rollo Dilworth

Canterbury Choral Society performs the monumental Symphony No. 8 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, to celebrate the inauguration of its 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee Season. This grand work, composed to present the idea of redemption, is being sung by CCS this year for the tenth time, and requires a monumental youth chorus, which this year exceeds 400 young choristers. 

Canterbury has  has decided to honor its long history of encouraging young singers by commissioning a work especially suited to them, and one which continues Mahler's theme, and is thrilled to present Bound for Glory by Rollo Dilworth in its world premiere.  This new work looks to the spirituals by Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “The New World” Symphony and the spirituals “Goin’ Home” and “Deep River (Henry T. Burleigh) and extends their theme of the heavenly journey.