The National Chorale, New York’s premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50th David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) Season with infrequently performed works, and its continuing series of 20th century American Classics.
Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls – 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season.
In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series. and Concerts for Young People.
The Chorale has also had a continuing major vocal-choral music education initiative in the New York public schools in cooperation with the NYC Department of Education and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. This initiative includes city-wide artist-in-residence programs; after-school high school choral programs; special contemporary music residencies; the popular New York City High School Choral Festival and the new Elementary and Middle School Choral Festivals.
In addition, the Chorale has a Partnership with the New York City Professional Performing Arts High School, will be in its 8th year during 2017-2018, providing vocal and choral training to young people who plan to enter the music profession as performers or music educators.
National Chorale Staff
Amy Siegler, Executive Director
Vagarshak Ohanyan, Principal Conductor, Educational Programs
Jeryl Cunningham-Fleming, Artist-In-Residence, Education Programs
Gina Morgano, Artist-in-Residence, Education Programs
JessAnn Smith, Artist-In-Residence, Education Programs
Matthew Truss, Artist-in-Residence, Education Programs
Steve Vaughan, Artist-In-Residence, Education Programs
Michelle Tabnick, Publicist