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Sunday, May 8, 2016, at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


New England Symphonic Ensemble

Filippo Arlia, Conductor

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 ("Unfinished")

Ensemble Spotlight Series

Jacqueline Butler Hairston, Conductor

Brian P. Whitted, Accompanist

"African Diaspora"

arr. Jacqueline Hairston: Don' Cha Let Nobody Turn You 'Roun' (Honoring Kathleen Battle)
D'Walla Simmons-Burke, Soprano
Carl DuPont, Baritone
  
arr. Jacqueline Hairston: Jus' Keep on Singin' (Tribute to Marian Anderson) (New York Premiere)
Gertrude Bradley, Soprano, with SpiriTrio
Laurel Zucker, Flute

Wynton Marsalis: My Soul Fell Down (Blood On the Fields)
Phillip Harris, Baritone
Thomas Killackey,Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Jacqueline Hairston/lyrics Alice Walker: Why Peace is Always a Good Idea (New York Premiere)
Shawn-Allyce White, Soprano
Kenneth Ellerbee, Tenor
Carl DuPont, Baritone

arr. James A. Bowyer: Bow Down Low (A Shaker Tune)
arr. Marvin Curtis: Great Day
The Choirs of Indiana University, South Bend, IN

arr. Jacqueline Hairston: Balm in Gilead (New York Premiere)
NaDari Hockenhull, Soprano
Kenneth Ellerbee, Tenor

Jacqueline Hairston: A Change Has Got to Come (Attributed to Hale Smith), Dedication to Gloria Winston McAfee (New York Premiere) 
Yolanda West, Soprano
D'Walla Simmons Burke, Soprano

arr. Jacqueline Hairston: I Don' Feel Noways Tired
Hope Briggs, Soprano
Sam McKelton, Tenor

Jacqueline Hairston/lyrics Alice Walker: You Can Talk (New York Premiere)
Hope Briggs, Soprano
Phillip Harris, Baritone
Laurel Zucker, Flute

Participating Choruses
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir, San Diego, CA
The Choirs of Indiana University, South Bend, IN
Winston-Salem State University Choir, Winston-Salem, NC

Wendolin Pazitka-Munroe, Conductor

Peter Anglea: Jubilate Deo
Mendelssohn: "Verleih uns Frieden"
Randall Thompson: Selections from Frostiana
1. The Road Not Taken
2. The Girl’s Garden
3. O Star
Kevin A Memley: Cherokee Traveler’s Greeting
Jack Holleran: Witness

 

Subject to change without notice.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 1:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


New England Symphonic Ensemble

David R. Thye, Conductor

Dan Forrest: Requiem for the Living

Participating Choruses
Detroit Lutheran Singers, Detroit, MI
Central Regional High School, Bayville, NJ
Whippany Park High School Choir, Whippany, NJ
Poteau High School Choir, Poteau, OK
Encore! Women’s Choir & Bravo! Men’s Choir, Wichita Falls, TX
Skagit Valley College Concert Choir, Mount Vernon, WA

Andrew Crane, Conductor

Ivo Antognini, Composer

Ivo Antognini: A Prayer for Mother Earth (World Premiere)

Participating Choruses
Greene Central High School Variety Singers, Snow Hill, NC
South Brunswick High School Concert Choir, South Brunswick, NJ
Warwick Valley Chorale, Warwick, NY
West Ridge Varsity Treble Choir, Austin, TX
Vokalensemble incantanti, Tamins, Switzerland

Ensemble Spotlight Series

Cynthia C. Stevens, Conductor

Valerie Smith, Pianist

"Music from Montana"

Phil Aaberg: "Kyrie," "Whirlwind," "Peace to Your People"
Michael W. Gilboe: "Someplace Safe" from The Magnificent Illusion
C.M Russell, text/Norbert Rossi, music: "His Heart Sleeps"
James Nichols, Flute
Daniel Bukvich: "Lullaby for Jean Baptiste" from the Journals of Lewis & Clark
Jack Gladstone: "When the Land Belonged to God," "Buffalo Café"

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Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


New England Symphonic Ensmble

Sonja SepĂșlveda, Conductor

Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48

Participating Choruses
São Paulo Ensemble, São Paulo, Brazil
The Choir of St. James The Great Episcopal Church/ The Laguna Beach Chorale, Laguna Beach, CA
Messalonskee High School Chamber Singers, Oakland, ME
Laurens District 55 High School - Concert Choir, Laurens, SC
White Knoll High School (Carolina Midland Honor Choir), Lexington, SC
Crestwood High School Chamber Choir, Sumter, SC

Mark Hayes, Co-Conductor

Mark Hayes: The Field (World Premiere)
Words Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi


Mark Hayes: Selected Anthems
Simple Gifts
Rejoice and Sing Out His Praises
One World

Participating Choruses
Willowbrook United Methodist Choir, Sun City, AZ
Carrollton First United Methodist Chancel Choir, Carrollton, GA
Como Park Senior High School Choir, St. Paul, MN
Falls City High School Concert Choir, Falls City, NE
The Lakeland Chorale, Wanaque, NJ
Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg, TX
Chancel Choir, St. Philip's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX
Jackson High School Choirs, Mill Creek, WA
 

Z. Randall Stroope, Co-Conductor

John Rutter: Gloria

Participating Choruses

Willowbrook United Methodist Choir, Sun City, AZ
Carrollton First United Methodist Chancel Choir, Carrollton, GA
Como Park Senior High School Choir, St. Paul, MN
Falls City High School Concert Choir, Falls City, NE
The Lakeland Chorale, Wanaque, NJ
Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg, TX
Chancel Choir, St. Philip's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX
Jackson High School Choirs, Mill Creek, WA
 

Ensemble Spotlight Series

Lesley Moffat, Conductor

Shostakovich/arr. Johan De Meij: March from Jazz Suite No. 2

Holst/trans. James Curnow: Jupiter from The Planets
Bruce Caldwell, Guest Conductor

Trad./arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful

Carl Orff/arr. John Krance: Selections from Carmina Burana

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Monday, May 30, 2016, at 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


New England Symphonic Ensemble

Susan Riley
John Silantien

John Silantien, Conductor

Ivan Conrad, Baritone
Samantha Malk, Mezzo-soprano

Robert Cohen: Alzheimer's Stories

Lester Seigel, Conductor

Michael Nansel, Baritone

Lester Seigel, Conductor
Michael Nansel, Baritone, Cantor
Daniel Seigel, Baritone, Reader
Rebecca Bolding, Soprano; Wanda Banks, Mezzo-soprano; Gloria Parvin, Alto; Brian Denton, Tenor; Timothy Banks, Baritone, soloists

Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir, Birmingham, AL

Bloch: Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)

Rebecca Prater, Co-Conductor

John Rutter: Requiem

Participating Choruses
Chancel Choir from Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, KS
Anderson University Choir, Alumni, and Friends, Anderson, SC
Southwood Academy of the Arts Chamber Choir, Anderson, SC

Richard Williamson, Co-Conductor

John Rutter: Requiem

Participating Choruses
Chancel Choir from Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, KS
Anderson University Choir, Alumni, and Friends, Anderson, SC
Southwood Academy of the Arts Chamber Choir, Anderson, SC

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