Dessoff Choirs to Open with Rodgers & Hammerstein Program

By Francisco Salazar

The Dessoff Choirs led by Music Director Malcolm J. Merriweather is set to open its 2023-2024 and 100th Anniversary season with “Some Enchanted Evening.”

The concert will be held on Oct. 13 at Roulette in Brooklyn and features music from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic American musicals.

In a statement, Music Director Malcolm J. Merriweather said, “I remember the joy and excitement of performing the great musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein in high school. While the music is timeless, we also acknowledge and reconcile some of the dated thematic material. In the end, I think that there is something for everyone to connect with in this show!”

The season will also see the chorus perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” as well as Händel’s “Messiah.”