Choral Chameleon – Feb. 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
$10.00 – $20.00
SPIRIT: the unseen, private and most vulnerable part of the musician
This program forms the first component of a 3-concert series focusing on the insight that behind every voice is a human being, comprised of spirit, body and mind.
Why do musicians boldly give their lives to this profession?
What happened in their stories that paved the road for them to be in front of you as a performer today?
What came before the here and now and how can all of that be heard in the sound?
In this unique program, the singers of Choral Chameleon's 12-voice Ensemble have co-curated the music selection as a means of autobiography – each of them openly telling the personal story of their musical upbringing.
The singers' personal choices include choral repertoire by Gesualdo, Maurice Duruflé, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Jake Runestad, along with beautiful arrangements of pop, a cappella, vocal jazz and musical theater – a program that is as chameleonic as our singers are!
Topping off the musical program are picks from Artistic Director Vince Peterson:
Edward Thompson – Effortlessly Love Flows – commissioned for this program
Edward Thompson – Blessed Be You (2017)
Dale Trumbore – I Am Music (2014)
About CHORAL CHAMELEON
Group-in-Residence, National Sawdust, Brooklyn
Winners of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming
Now in its 10th Season, Choral Chameleon is currently Group-in-Residence at National Sawdust, the ground breaking music incubator and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that opened its doors in 2015. They are the first choir to be offered this Residency.
Winner of the ASCAP/Chorus America award for Adventurous Programming, Choral Chameleon, is known for championing New Music for voices within the context of eclectic mixed-genre thematic programs which combine the familiar with the unfamiliar and which are often presented with non-traditional staging.
Founded in 2008, by Artistic Director Vince Peterson, the Company now encompasses: a roster of professional ensemble singers, a volunteer chorus of 30-40 and an annual week-long Summer Institute for 15 emerging composers and conductors hosted 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.
Guest appearances last season included: ‘Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’, Opera America’s ‘New Opera Showcase’ and collaborations with National Sawdust Curators/Artists-in-Residence Sxip Shirey, Caroline Polachek and R.B. Schlather.