Central City Chorus presents "Food of Love"
Central City Chorus, directed by Phillip Cheah, kicks off its 36th season with "Food of Love", a program of musical settings of Shakespeare to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, featuring the works of Gary Carpenter, Cecilia McDowall, James Bassi, Stephen Sondheim, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will be held at the historic Church of St. Luke in the Fields in the West Village on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. Joining the Chorus as musical guests are acclaimed harpist Rita Costanzi, violinist Elizabeth Derham, and Central City Chorus' own Miles Fellenberg at the piano.
The title of the concert is a reference to the Bard's quote about music from "Twelfth Night" as well as an eponymous reference to three pieces by Gary Carpenter ("The Food of Love", Book 1 and excerpts from Books 2 and 3) which will be receiving their U.S. première at the concert. These pieces were specially commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of the Singing Shakespeare project which commemorates the quadricentennial of Shakespeare's passing. Also on the program is the New York première of Cecilia McDowall's "When time is broke", a cycle of three Shakespeare choral songs. Central City Chorus is also very proud to reprise New York-based composer James Bassi's "Harpsonnets" which was commissioned and premièred by the Chorus in 2004 and has since become a new staple of the choral repertory.
Tickets are $30 ($25 student/seniors) at the door and $25 in advance (at foodoflove.brownpapertickets.com). For more information, please visit www.centralcitychorus.org.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields (View)
487 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
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