By Carol Tannenhauser
The New York Choral Society returns to the stage on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 pm, at The Society for Ethical Culture, at 2 W. 64th Street, with ‘Love in Action,’ a concert of choral music that brings together the work of eight contemporary American composers.
“Made up of more than 150 voices, ages 19-90,” according to a press release, “the chorus is led by Music Director David Hayes and has performed at prestigious venues…such as Carnegie Hall, and partnered with major arts institutions like Lincoln Center…the New York Philharmonic, and many others.
But this will be the first time they will be joined on stage by local heroes: nurses, EMT’s, police officers, chefs, therapists, and other essential workers. “Offering their voices, reflections, and wishes for a more hopeful, loving, and inclusive future, audiences will enjoy an evening of music that celebrates optimism, generosity, and noble action.”
Featuring Soprano Chantal Freeman, Mezzo soprano Miastasha Gonzalez-Colón, Tenor Bernard Holcomb, and Baritone Marcus DeLoach. And featuring Catalyst Quartet. This Grammy Award-winning string quartet…(Karla Donehew Perez, violin; Abi Fayette, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; and Karlos Rodriguez, cello) believes in the unity that can be achieved through music and imagine their programs and projects with this in mind, redefining and reimagining the classical music experience.
The venue at 2 W. 64th Street, is accessible by the A, B, C, D or 1 train to Columbus Circle, and the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway.
Tickets are $25 and available here.
Ticket purchasers can donate tickets which will be distributed to essential workers and their families for complimentary admission to the concert
At this time, all ticket holders must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and ID at the door and wear masks at all times while in the venue.