Another great season with
the Long Island Choral Society approaches! I hope that you enjoy reviewing our
prospectus, and are as excited as we are about our
group’s new opportunities.
Meredith Elaine Baker
Doors. They say that when
one closes, another opens. We are here to testify to that! The Cathedral is only
available to us for our November program. We only got that notification in mid
-July, so got to work on finding a venue our audience would enjoy – and through
a very generous arrangement with Adelphi University, we are delighted to
announce that Messiah and the March program will both be presented in the
wonderful new acoustic space of the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.
Every November we try to
find works that will bring our regular and hopefully new audience in to share
our season. I wanted to present the Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham, so we
paired it with the very popular Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. I hope you will look
forward to hearing our fabulous brass players join with the Cathedral organ to
accompany these works.
Living on Long Island, we
are so accustomed to driving to many places. Habits are part of our everyday
lives. The drive to Adelphi will involve just a slight change in direction –
enter off South Street by the new Student Center (large brick building), and
parking is GENEROUS as you approach the Performing Arts Center, directly ahead.
Performing for our Long Island
neighbors and friends has been our delight for 86 years. Staying in the same
neighborhood to continue that is a gift we look forward to sharing! Invite your
friends and relatives to come enjoy this wonderful Hall, that has 500 seats, and
room for wheelchairs, too. We hope that “our” audience will combine with “their”
audience, and create a spectacular new following!
Heavenly voices mixed with the
finest professional musicians available for our orchestras, and notable
professional soloists have been our pattern at the Long Island Choral Society.
We are sure you will agree that this season will be a memorable one!
Interesting and innovative
programming have set us apart from other choral groups on Long Island. We also
consistently program four major performances every season – so are constantly
preparing and performing new material from September through May. Our March
presentation of Mozart Requiem will be that of one of the “new” editions, by
Robert Levin – so all of Mozart’s original material will be presented with
Levin’s stylistic composition of the Requiem portions left incomplete by Mozart.
Come experience something familiar, but new!
See you very soon!
Meredith Elaine Baker