New York Choral Society Announces 2021-22 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The New York Choral Society, New York’s has announced its 2021-2022 season featuring three multidisciplinary digital performances and an anticipated return to in-person performances.

The season opens with “Earth Song,” a multi-disciplinary collaboration with choreographer Danielle Russo and creative technologist Henry Holmes. The work is a digital performance of American composer Frank Ticheli’s a capella choral work.

Premiere Date: Oct. 13, 2021

A multidisciplinary digital performance of “Morning Light” will be the second digital offering of the season and will feature American composer Kevin Siegfried’s new arrangement for a capella chorus of the Shaker hymn Morning Light in collaboration with New York choreographer David Hamilton Thomson.

Premiere Date: Dec. 1, 2021

The chorus’ third digital performance “The Caged Bird Sings for Freedom” will showcase Joel Thompson’s choral work inspired from Maya Angelou’s Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?.

Premiere Date: Jan. 17, 2022

The chorus will make its return to live performance with “Love in Action.” The concert of choral music will bring together works of eight contemporary American composers including Jennifer Higdon, Rosephanye Powell, Abbie Betinis, Morten Lauridsen, and others to explore universal themes of reflection, action, and love. The concert will also feature four guest vocalists including tenor Bernard Holcomb.

Performance Date: Feb. 19, 2022

The New York Choral Society will host its annual Spring Gala that will include a celebration of David Hayes’ 10th anniversary season as Music Director.

Performance Date: April 2022

The season will come to a close with a performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts.

Performance Dates: May 6 & 8, 2022