C4 at ACDA 2016 in Boston
C4 is proud to announce our upcoming appearance at the northeast regional conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Boston, taking place February 10-14.
Making the most of the honor, being selected by ACDA to perform for the conference attendees, C4 will feature three long-time favorites: Love Is Anterior To Life by C4's Bettina Sheppard, The Campers at Kitty Hawk by Michael Dellaira, and "Put Up My Lute" from The Spheres at Play by Bruce Saylor. All three of these works are to appear on C4's soon-to-be-released "Cornerstones" CD.
In addition, we'll perform Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter; and Then by C4's Daniel Andor-Ardó, Tyger Tyger by C4's Martha Sullivan, and the 1st prize winning piece from our 2015 Composer Commissioning Competition, Tape Recorder by Gordon Williamson.
The concerts will take place at the historic Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. on Thursday, Feb 11 at 9:00am and 4:15pm.
In addition, C4 has accepted the invitation of choral composer/conductor Steven Sametz to perform in another conference event, a Choral Composition Masterclass run in conjunction with the Raymond Brock Memorial Composition Competition.
Mr. Sametz serves as Director of Choral Activities at Lehigh University, and also conducts the Princeton Singers. He is a composer and a conductor, so his work is very much in line with that of the membership of C4.
In the masterclass session, new pieces by the three runners up of the Brock student competition will be sung by C4 and then receive critique from Mr. Sametz and composer/mentor Ēriks Ešenvalds. It's likely C4 will be asked to respond/perform suggested alterations on the spot, which should keep things more than a little interesting. Date and time: Friday, Feb 12 from 1:30 to 2:45pm.
We hope to see you New England C4 fans and any New Yorkers who'll be in Boston – for the conference or otherwise – at these events. They promise to show off the full stylistic range that C4 champions.
Tickets are $20 advance purchase, or $25 at the door. The Concert Pass gives one admission to both performances for only $25.$5 tickets for ages 11 to 17, free admission for children 10 and under. Ten $4 "Rush" tickets are available at the door.
Directions to Our Lady Of Mercy
By Subway (15 minute walk from the station):
Take E/F/M/R to Forest Hills-71st Av. It is an express stop, and the E and F run express in Queens, so they should be a faster trip from Manhattan. Exit onto the SOUTH side of Queens Blvd, and walk down Continental Ave for 10 blocks; if you are going in the right direction, you will cross Austin St after one block, then pass under the LIRR train tracks. The cross streets are alphabetical; take a right on Kessell St. The church is on the right at the end of the block.
For dinner beforehand, there are plenty of restaurants on Austin St.
By LIRR (12 minute walk from the station):
Take the train to the Forest Hills stop. Exit onto Continental Ave, and head south (into the residential section, away from the shops) for 8 blocks. The cross streets are alphabetical; take a right on Kessell St. The church is on the right at the end of the block.
See the PDF below for detailed driving directions.