Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that director Geneviève Beauchamp and the Sarasota Choral Society have been invited to participate in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 29, 2015 is of the Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens’ 1959 Re-Orchestration for Full Symphony Orchestra. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Conductor Dr. Jonathan Griffith will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency.
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Sarasota Choral Society received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and their 70 year tradition of performing this masterful work. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the 5 day residency.” says Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.” Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Ms. Beauchamp via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, conductor, co-founder, and artistic director of Distinguished Concerts International New York, is an active conductor, educator, lecturer, and consultant. His conducting credits include the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City; Manhattan Philharmonic and New England Symphonic Ensemble, both in performances at Carnegie Hall; Nova Amadeus Orchestra, Italy; the European Symphony Orchestra, Spain; Bohuslava Martinu Philharmonia and Philharmonia Chorus; Virtuosi Pregensis Chamber Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, and Dvorák Chamber Orchestra, Czech Republic; Bialystok State Philharmonic, Poland; and several regional orchestras and choruses in the U.S. As the conductor of the world premiere of Earnestine Rodgers Robinson’s The Nativity in Carnegie Hall, he was featured in an interview which aired on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and also appeared in two recent documentaries about Ms. Robinson and her music—“Hidden Treasure” and “Sounds of a Miracle”.
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