Carnegie Hall Presents

Choral Classics


Saito Kinen Orchestra

Carnegie Hall Festival Anniversary Chorus

Bach Collegium Japan

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 18, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor
Christine Goerke, Soprano
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Ritsuyukai Choir
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Music Director and Conductor
SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus
Pierre Vallet, Chorus Master
SKF Matsumoto Choir

Program

BRITTEN War Requiem

Program is approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes, and will be performed with one intermission
Hear Seiji Ozawa perform one of his signature works with one of the world’s best orchestras, as named by classical-music tastemaker Gramophone. Britten completed his mammoth statement against war in 1962 to consecrate the new Coventry Cathedral, and in it he intersperses Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead with shocking depictions of battle by Wilfred Owen, a British poet who served in World War I.

Listen

Britten War Requiem (Te Deum Hymnus)


Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Decca

Carnegie Hall Festival Anniversary Chorus

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 3 PM

Performers

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus
Norman Mackenzie, Director
Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus
National High School Festival Chorus
Norman Mackenzie, Chorus Director
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Robert Spano, Conductor
Thomas Cooley, Tenor

Program

BERLIOZ Requiem

Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, and will be performed without intermission.
On this concert, the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus and the National High School Festival Chorus team up with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Robert Spano for an 1837 work—Berlioz wrote it to commemorate the 1830 revolution in France—that not only astounds with its choral writing, but also with its enhanced orchestral forces.

Listen

Berlioz Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), Op. 5 (II. Dies Irae. Tuba Mirum)


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & ChorusRobert Spano, Conductor
Telarc

Bach Collegium Japan

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
Clint van der Linde, Countertenor
Gerd Türk, Tenor
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Peter Kooij, Bass
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano

Program

BACH Mass in B Minor
Founded in 1990 in Japan, Bach Collegium Japan’s reputation for great Baroque performances is worldwide. “The fleet Bach Collegium emphasizes beauty and a flowing line,” says The Times of London, and their founder has a “subtle ear for color, a keen sense of harmonic direction, and an ability to make phrases breathe and rhythms live” (The New York Times).

Listen

Bach Mass in B Minor (“Gloria in excelsis Deo”)


Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
BIS