New York Philharmonic Chorus Names Choral Director

By David Salazar

The New York Philharmonic Chorus has named Malcolm J. Merriweather as its Director.

The conductor, who is the music director of The Dessoffs Choir, makes his chorus debut on Oct. 26 and 28 with two programs, “The Journey” and “The Joy.” The first of these concerts will feature such artists as Renée Fleming, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bernadette Peters, and Vanessa Williams, while the latter will showcase a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

He is also set to perform at David Geffen Hall on March 2 and 4 for a program entitled “The March to Liberation,” which includes music by William Grant Still, Adolphus Hailstork, and a new work by Courtney Bryan and Tazewell Thompson.

Finally, he will close out his 2022-23 season with “From Water to Desert,” which showcases music by Britten, John Luther Adams, and Takemitu.