The Choirs of Christ Church Greenwich and the Young Artists Philharmonic come together to offer a special holiday concert:
Saturday, December 9, 6 pm
This is exciting news for classical music fans in our community,” says Jamie Hitel, Director of Music, Christ Church Greenwich. “We are thrilled about this new partnership since it finds its roots in the shared purpose of immersing young performers in rich repertoire from across the centuries.
The program for GLORiA: Music of the Season will include movements from Vivaldi’s effervescent Gloria, as well as a stirring setting of the same text by Haydn for boy treble solo, choir, and orchestra. The English Baroque receives a nod in Purcell’s setting of Rejoice in the Lord alway, before the evening is brought to a rousing conclusion with movements from Handel’s Messiah, including the Hallelujah chorus.
“Youth orchestras rarely get the chance to collaborate with choirs, so this is a great opportunity for all the young musicians involved. This collaboration will show the community just how much talent there is in our own backyard. We invite the public to join us for a wonderful evening of baroque and classical masterpieces,“ says Gregory Robbins, Executive Director of the Young Artists Philharmonic. “We are extremely excited about this partnership, as it represents a musical symbiosis. Our mission of musical excellence in instrumental performance for young people accords with the world-class standards of Christ Church Music and its choirs.”
For over fifty years, the Young Artists Philharmonic has educated young musicians from all over Connecticut and Northern Westchester. The orchestra’s mission is to educate, enrich and inspire young people through the transformative power and beauty of music.
Tickets can be purchased online (via credit/debit card) and at the door (cash or check only), with patron tickets receiving priority seating.
Read the full Press Release here.