...performing pieces written within the last 25 years, premiering and commissioning new choral works, and mentoring emerging singers, composers, and conductors of today's choral music.
C4's adventurous programming fills an important niche in the cultural life of New York, and the ensemble has proven its commitment to presenting high-caliber music in a welcoming atmosphere.
(photos by Keith Goldstein unless otherwise noted)
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is pleased to announce PREMIERES, a series of two workshops intended to foster growth in choral composition. C4 will present the selected works in public concerts on Saturday, October 13 and Saturday, December 1, 2018 in New York City.
The PREMIERES workshops will offer composers the opportunity to have their piece rehearsed and performed by the C4 Ensemble in New York City, receiving guidance from the group along the way. The nature of these workshops will allow for composers to make changes to their score as needed throughout the rehearsal process, culminating in a New York City premiere and concert recording of their piece. Space is limited, but all submitted scores will be considered. If you are unable to travel to New York City, you will be able to take part in the workshops remotely.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED -
STAY TUNED FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS!
Join C4 for its 13th season of innovative modern choral music. We will collaborate with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and present the winners of our IGNITE composition competition. And this year we cross the East River, offering concerts in Brooklyn and Queens as well as our traditional base of Manhattan.
All artwork by Byron Gibbs
In a city teeming with exceptional vocal ensembles of every kind, C4 is a standout, not just because of their fine programming and unique collaborative structure, but also for their consistently beautiful and balanced sound, excellent precision, warmth, and energy.
~ Lauren Alfano, I Care If You Listen
A highlight was Niimi’s Concerto for Chorus (Bios)...which was given a scintillating account by 18 singers in the ensemble C4, with Timothy Brown conducting...[T]his nine-minute a cappella work for mixed chorus featured much divisi writing and complex polyrhythms that Brown and the singers transformed into exhilarating vocal pyrotechnics.
~ John Fleming, Classical Voice North America
Their subtly attuned awareness of each others' musical movements makes their technical virtuosity seem near effortless.
~ Jean Ballard Terepka, Theatre Scene
They seem to revel in the challenges other choirs avoid like the plague. ... The group's dynamic is a lesson in exceeding expectations.
~ Christian Carey, Sequenza 21
C4's Executive Administrator
C4 is pleased to add our new Executive Administrator, Elise Brancheau, to the team. Elise is no stranger to the world of choral ensembles and new music. She is the artistic director and cofounder of The Secret Opera, a NYC-based opera company that produced seventeen operatic works by living composers over their first two seasons. She is also a regular collaborator with the New Brunswick-based arts organization, coLAB Arts. Elise is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and Mannes College of Music, and is currently the soprano section leader at St. Joseph’s Church, Yorkville in NYC, and a chorister with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir.
In her new role with C4, Elise will be assisting with multiple administrative duties while ensuring that the unique collective nature of the ensemble remains strong and operates smoothly. C4 is excited to have her on board as the ensemble continues to grow and thrive in 2018 and beyond.