ANNOUNCING THE 2017 - 2018 SEASON
Mahler's Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand” and the world premier of Bound for Glory
November 18, 2017
by Gustav Mahler and Rollo Dilworth
Presented and produced by Canterbury Choral Society with Monmouth Civic Chorus, and featuring Ten New York City Youth Choirs
At the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Seventh Avenue and 57th Street
New York City
The balance of the season will feature Dvorak’s Mass in D major and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem.
Mass in D Major; Choral and Organ Works March 4, 2018
By Antonin Dvořák; Herbert Howells
Dvorak’s Mass in D major, also called The Luzany Mass, was composed at the behest of Josef Hlavka, who was a prominent architect and patron of the arts. Hlavka, a friend of Dvorak’s who later founded the Czech Academy of Sciences, had a chapel built at his summer residence, in the town of Luzany in Western Bohemia. He approached Dvorak to compose a new mass for the chapel’s consecration in 1968, and the resulting composition was completed within three months. Featured soloists to be posted soon.
Ein Deutsches Requiem; Piano Concerto No. 2 May 22, 2018
by Johannes Brahms; Frederic Chopin
Our final performance of the season features the haunting, seven-movement composition of Johannes Brahms, coupled with the beautiful piano solo written by Chopin when he was only twenty years old.repertoire.