Choral Chameleon presents Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm The Unitarian Church in Westport
Award-winning 10-voice vocal ensemble, Choral Chameleon, takes you on a whimsical journey through the magic of choral storytelling.
Harnessing powerful commentary in the style of the Greek chorus combined with the beauty and empathy of human singing, this unique performance will narrate rich life stories, of both a sacred and a secular ilk, through the lenses of composers from across five centuries, including: Mateo Flecha el Viejo, Josquin des Prez, The Beatles, and others.
The program will also feature two new commissions: “Footnotes to a History of Music” by 2018-2019 Composer-In-Residence, Dale Trumbore and an arrangement of “The Gambler” by the band FUN by Michelle Coladonato. Mark your calendar now for a concert experience you won’t forget!
About CHORAL CHAMELEON
Group-in-Residence, National Sawdust, Brooklyn
Winners of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming
Choral Chameleon is a choir known for championing new music for voices, programming multiple musical genres together and for frequently presenting their programs with non-traditional staging. The company has premiered over 150 original compositions and arrangements to date.
Founded in New York in 2008, by Artistic Director Vince Peterson, the Company encompasses: a professional ensemble, a volunteer chorus of 40+ and an annual week-long Summer Institute for composers and conductors. Choral Chameleon was 2017-2018 Group in Residence at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.
The culture of the organization marries informality, loving support and joyful curiosity, with the expectation of solidly technical musicianship, constant learning and openness towards the unexpected.
Choral Chameleon was the 2015 recipient of Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and, in recognition of his work with Choral Chameleon over the past decade, Vince Peterson was the 2018 recipient of the Chorus America Louis Botto Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Zeal.
In addition to the Company’s self-produced programs, recent appearances and collaborations in the past 2 Seasons have included: Philip Glass ‘Madrigal Opera’ directed by R.B. Schlather at National Sawdust, ‘Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’ 24-hour marathon show at St Ann’s Warehouse, ‘The Gauntlet’ immersive choral installation with Sxip Shirey at Ferus Festival at National Sawdust and at MakeMusicNewYork Festival.