Grace Chorale of Brooklyn is an 85-member chorus based in Brooklyn Heights dedicated to the performance and promotion of choral singing in Brooklyn. In this our 42nd year, GCB concerts, performing partnerships, and educational outreach events continue to offer a wide variety of choral music to audiences throughout the Borough, and to provide amateur singers of varied experience the opportunity to study the art of choral singing under the dynamic and professional leadership of Music Director Jason Asbury and Assistant Music Director Matt Podd.
We are also very proud of our commissioning program: For nearly a decade, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn has commissioned a wide variety of choral works by talented New York City composers as part of our mission to support living composers and expand the choral repertoire of the 21st century. The Chorale values our collaboration with them and the wonderful opportunity to breathe life into the work they compose for us.
May 18, 2019
GRACE CHORALE AND FRIENDS
For our last concert of the 2018-19 Season, Grace Chorale will be joining forces with some of Brooklyn's finest talent and artists who have performed with us in the past. There's something for everyone! Grace Chorale will perform two pieces with each of the following artists.
Opera on Tap
Mimi and the Podd Brothers
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Stephanie Courtney & David Murray-Gospel soloists from First Presbyterian Church Brooklyn Heights
One Night Only!
May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
35 South Oxford Street
Fort Greene, NY
And They Lynched Him On A Tree
by Composer William Grant Still (1895-1978) with text by Katharine Biddle
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn; Jason Asbury, Music Director
Brooklyn College Symphonic Choir and Conservatory Singers; Malcolm J. Merriweather, Conductor;
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn - Eli Spindel, Artistic Director
with Malcolm J. Merriweather, Guest Conductor
George Walker’s Lyrics for Strings Performed by
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
Eli Spindel, Artistic Director
The Premiere of a new GCB Commissioned work:
A Stone to the Head: The Death of Eugene Williams
by composers Flannery Cunningham and Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa
Jason Asbury, Conductor
Concert Dates: Friday, March 1st at 7:00pm and Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00pm; St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St., Brooklyn
On November 9th and 11th, 2018, GCB presented their first concert of the 2018-29 Season:
O frondens virga by Hildegard von Bingen (1090-1179)
Requiem by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
Musica Mystica included an organist, 150 singers from both Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the Saint Ann's School High School Chorus, and was accompanied by the Saint Ann's Consort.
Peter Kendall Clark, baritone
Morissa Pepose, soprano,
Jason Asbury, conductor