Upcoming: Choral Concerts April 28 & 30!
North and South American 20th century and contemporary choral works, including a world premiere by John Myers
The program is based on the idea of music as a bridge between some of America’s important cultures: African American, Latin American, Appalachian/Indigenous, and South Asian. The repertoire includes the world premiere of a composition commissioned by Crescendo: composer John Myers wrote a four-movement-work “In Search of the Bridges” for chorus, soloists and instrumental ensemble. Based on the poetry of four living female poets, it is a collage and blend of some of the specific styles and art forms that distinguish these cultures. It includes traditional elements of Western classical music, Cuban salsa, Andean themes, South Asian classical music and dance, and rap-like rhythmic elements. This collaboration between the composer, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and Crescendo, intends to bridge ethnical, political, generational, and religious division, and transcend the arbitrary boundaries that separate us from each other.
Crescendo At Home
Now you can watch Crescendo’s concerts at home at any time with our virtual concert portal – Crescendo at Home!
We want to keep choral and baroque music experiences alive not only during the pandemic, but also for your pleasure, comfort and for anyone who is not able to attend concerts in person.
Recorded in high quality audio by former Carnegie Hall engineer Leszek Wojcik, and filmed in high definition by Charlette Media Productions, we offer you an experience that is similar to being there in person. It even brings you closer to the performers than you ever would in a live concert.
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SINGERS based in the Berkshires are invited to join Crescendo’s Ensembles: Crescendo Chorus, Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Crescendo Young Artists Program. We have openings for both amateur and paid professional positions in all voice groups. A limited number of scholarships are available. We regularly perform in Lakeville, CT and Great Barrington, MA. Learn more, and schedule and audition by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
These concerts have been made possible in part with support from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.