Upcoming Events

2nd Annual NYCC Summer Series

 

All summer series events will occur via Zoom. Log in to Chorus Connection for the link (see "2021 Summer Series Link" at the top of the "Information & Resources" section on the home page).

Safely Reopening Your Voice

Wednesday, July 21

7 - 8:30PM (Eastern)

Led by Clara Rottsolk

Soprano Clara Rottsolk will lead us through a demonstration and explanation of vocalises to help singers tune up and tone up for the return to singing together.

Soprano Clara Rottsolk has been lauded by The New York Times for her “clear, appealing voice and expressive conviction.” Her solo appearances have taken her across the United States, the Middle East, Japan, and South America, where she specializes in historically informed performance practice, singing with orchestras and chamber ensembles. A native of Seattle, Ms. Rottsolk earned her music degrees at Rice University and Westminster Choir College. Currently she is based in Philadelphia and teaches voice at Swarthmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges.

Reopening Roundtable

Wednesday, July 28

7 - 8:30PM (Eastern)

A chance for us to gather together and discuss best practices and how we are navigating the challenges of reopening safely.

An Exploration of Asian Choral Repertoire
Wednesday, August 4
7 - 8:30PM (Eastern)

Led by Jei Yi

The lecture will contain three parts. In part one, Dr. Yi will introduce the state of affairs of choral music in China, and will talk about traditional folk music arrangements; one of the most important choral works, Yellow River Cantata; and some contemporary choral works and composers. In part two, Dr. Yi will cover some choral works from other parts of Asia such as South Korea, Japan and Singapore. In part three, Dr. Yi will give a brief introduction about how to pronounce Chinese texts in singing.

Jie Yi, a member of the Music Department at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree in conducting from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Kent Tritle. He is the author of Chinese for Singers, the first comprehensive guide for Western singers to use in singing Chinese texts. Dr. Yi is a recipient of the Asian Culture Council Fellowship (2011) and the U.S. China Cultural Institute Fellowship for Young Conductors (2006). In China, he was Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor at the Shanghai Opera from 2008 to 2013.

All summer series events will occur via Zoom. Log in to Chorus Connection for the link (see "2021 Summer Series Link" at the top of the "Information & Resources" section on the home page).

10th Anniversary of The BIG SING - Save the Date!

Sunday, September 12 at 3pm

St. Vincent Ferrer (66 and Lex)

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a special commission by Robert Patterson.
And featuring choral favorites, submitted by you!
Deadline to submit is August 10.

More info to come!

NYCC Programs Day - Save the Date!

Diversity in Action - Meet the Composers

Saturday, October 23

Event will take place via Zoom

A virtual meet-and-greet with choral composers of color where we sample repertoire and get to know the composers on a personal level.

More info to come!