New York Polyphony
Goosebumps--while hearing this group, that's the one word that comes to mind. These four male a cappella singers rise to choral heights so pure you feel taken away to another time. Mixing old with new, medieval and renaissance with contemporary, you're not sure where you are in time. Be transported with us for this concert!
New York Polyphony is gaining a reputation as the preeminent male classical vocal quartet in the fields of early and new music. Praised for "...the kind of sound that makes you hold your breath so you won't miss a thing." (Express Cincinnati) the four men deliver dynamic performances in a wide range of styles. From austere medieval melodies to cutting edge contemporary works, NYP balances refined musicianship with a uniquely modern sensibility.
Hailed as a "stunning tour through chant, polyphony and renaissance harmonies" (Minnesota Public Radio), their current CD Tudor City spent three weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard's classical album chart. It has been featured on Danish Public Radio, American Public Radio and NPR's All Things Considered. Recently, the CD was ranked #3 on the "Best of 2010" New Sounds listener poll on New York City's WNYC 93.9 FM.
NYP's debut CD I sing the birth was released in 2007. The discan intimate meditation on the Christmas seasongarnered unanimous praise. Gramophone Magazine named it "one of the season's best", BBC Music Magazine selected it as Editor's Christmas Choice 2007, and Classic FM Magazine hailed it as "a disc for all seasons."
Since its founding in 2006, New York Polyphony has maintained an active performing schedule. The ensemble has participated in major concert series and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Miller Theatre Early Music Series at Columbia University, Dallas Chamber Music Series, Ireland's Pipeworks and Ardee Baroque
Festivals, Denmark's Vendsyssel Festival, and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. NYP has been heard on Footprints to Paradise: A Medieval Christmas for Public Radio International, New Classical Tracks for Minnesota Public Radio, and Performance Today for National Public Radio.
In early 2011, New York Polyphony begins a residency at Smith College, Massachusetts.
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Court
Occidental, CA 95465
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