CONCERTS

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
Carnegie Hall
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.