Mikaela Bennett Leads MasterVoices Opening Night Concert

By Francisco Salazar

MasterVoices is set to open its 2021-22 season on Monday, Dec. 6 at Carnegie Hall with “A Joyful Noise.”

The program will celebrate a return to performing live with an audience. The first concert of MasterVoices’ 80th anniversary season will showcase rising Canadian soprano Mikaela Bennett, the Northwell Health Nurse Choir, and a capella group, Take 6.

The concert will feature sacred and secular music by Randall Thompson and Adam Guettel that MasterVoices performed virtually last season; this is the first time the ensemble performs this music together in person. There will also be music by Bernstein, John Rutter, and Thomas A. Dorsey.

The program will also also feature the Northwell Health Nurse Choir, which began its journey in 2020 when nurses from different Northwell hospitals in New York gathered virtually to support the Nurse Heroes initiative.

Ted Sperling will lead the concert.