C4's 2023-2024 Season
C4 is happy to announce our new season!
In the fall, we will partner with New Jersey City University and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for concerts including new works by C4 members inspired by objects in the library's extensive collection, as well as compositions by NJCU students. You can hear us in three different venues:
On March 15 and 16, we will return with a program of works by both C4 and non-C4 composers, highlighting the broad range of modern choral music.
Finally, in June, we will present an semi-operatic concert focused on the life of Arthur Rimbaud, featuring Une Saison En Enfer, by the late composer Steven Gerber, along with new music by C4 composers, following the story of Rimbaud's sudden appearance on the Parisian scene, his disappearance to become a merchant in Africa, and his rise to literary prominence in absentia.
We hope to see you at these concerts!
C4 Summer 2023 Workshops
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our singing, composing and conducting workshops this past summer! We had a great time singing through pieces and helping people level up their conducting skills. We'll see everyone at future workshops.
Spring 2023 Concert:
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)