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.
Ein Deutsches Requiem; Piano Concerto No. 2 March 4, 2018
By Johannes Brahms; Frederic Chopin
The haunting, seven-movement composition of Johannes Brahms, coupled with the beautiful piano solo written by Chopin when he was only twenty years old. Canterbury Accompanist and pianist extraordinaire Steven Graff will be the soloist.
Mass in D Major; Choral and Organ Works May 20, 2018
By Antonin Dvořák; Herbert Howells
Our final performance of the season features Dvorak’s Mass in D major, also called The Luzany Mass, which was composed at the behest of Josef Hlavka, 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.