C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective's 2018-2019 season will feature two choral composition workshop performances, a collaboration with Fordham University's Poets Out Loud poetry contest winners, and a joint concert with the West Village Chorale. View dates and venues below - more information to follow:
CYCLE 1A: PREMIERES I
Saturday, October 13 - 8:00pm
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
CYCLE 1B: PREMIERES II
Saturday, December 1 - 8:00pm
St. John in the Village Church
218 West 11th Street
CYCLE 2: VOICES UP!
Tuesday, April 30 - 7:30pm
Fordham University Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street
CYCLE 3: C4 & WEST VILLAGE CHORALE
Sunday, June 2 - 5:00pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
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.
The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is a unique ensemble of singers, composers and conductors, 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.
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
(photos by Keith Goldstein unless otherwise noted)