Audition for C4!
Want to be part of a unique choral ensemble that specializes in cutting-edge, contemporary music? We're holding auditions for all voice parts on August 19 for our upcoming season! Click the button below for more info - we can't wait to hear you!
C4's Upcoming Season
We're excited to share a preview of our 2019-2020 season. Stay tuned for full details.
Cycle 1 - Connections
November 14 & 16, 2019
C4 will join with piano/violin duo aTonalHits to explore music's potential to unite through storytelling and shared experience, featuring a newly-written piece by aTonalHits, “Smartphone Songs,” based on misunderstood communications with the Apple AI Siri. Also featuring works by Reena Esmail, Caroline Shaw, and others.
Cycle 2 - Babel
March 12 & 14, 2020
“Babel” presents songs in multiple languages, telling stories about our struggle to connect to others when we can’t seem to understand one another. Featuring a world premiere by New York composer Bruce Saylor, focusing on the Syrian diaspora and utilizing texts from ancient and contemporary Arab poets.
Cycle 3 - Identity
June 4 & 6, 2020
“Identity” explores the joys and fears of accepting our true identities. C4 will perform a world premiere featuring electronic live-sampling by composer Robert Ouyang Rusli, exploring his own Asian-American identity and the concept of collective cultural identity. Visual artist Jesse Kipp will create an installation to accompany Jonathan David's Triptych, set to the poetry of Zsuzsanna Ardó, which offers a haunting warning of the evil that can come from classifying groups of people.
2019 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
We are thrilled to announce that C4 has won the 2019 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. This is the second time C4 has won this prestigious award, the first time being in 2014.
The Chorus America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards recognize choruses that demonstrate a sustained commitment to adventurous programming through performances of choral music written in the last 25 years.
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)