Judith Clurman Conducts The Choral Society of the Hamptons ‘A Mozart Playlist’

By Afton Wooten
(Photo credit: Michael Yeshion)

Judith Clurman will guest conduct The Choral Society of the Hamptons in “A Mozart Playlist: The Sacred, Secular, Scatological, & Sublime.”

The Choral Society will be joined by soloists soprano Amy Justman, mezzo-soprano Heather Jones, tenor Jason Weisinger, and baritone Joseph Beutel. Members of the South Fork Chamber Orchestra will accompany the chorus, along with pianist/organist Jack Coen.

The program includes “Kyrie in F Major” K. 33; “God Is Our Refuge” K. 20 and “Hosanna” K. 223; Mozart’s first Missa Brevis; the “Missa Brevis in G Major” K 49; “Ave Verum Corpus” K. 618; and two works that he wrote for his Masonic lodge for tenor soloist and male voices “Zerfließet heut’, geliebte Brüder” K. 483; “Ihr unsre neuen Leiter” K. 484; “O du eselhafter Martin” K. 560b; “Difficile lectu mihi mars” K. 559; “Bei Der Hitz im Sommer ess ich” K. App. IV/B (234); and “Bona nox! Bist a rechta Ox” K. 561.

About the program Clurman says, “The Mozart Playlist introduces the audience to the many styles of Mozart’s music. The different parts of his personality are reflected in his choral, vocal and instrumental chamber works.”

Clurman is a conductor, chorus master, educator, a passionate advocate of new music and innovative programming, Clurman has commissioned premieres, developed ensembles, and directed work from the classical, theatre, television, and film repertoires. She is currently the musical director for Essential Voices USA and The Symphony Singers, teaches voice at The Manhattan School of Music and edits two choral series for Hal Leonard. She appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert in July 2023.

Concerts will be held at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, on June 29, at 5 pm and 7:30 p.m.