A favorable New York Times review of our second performance with DCINY of Goossens' 1950s orchestration of Handel's Messiah, on Sunday, November 25, 2012, can be found here. Another review, from New York Concert Review Inc, is available here.
(Not to blow our own horn, but the Times said the chorus not only "handled some of the work’s most involved passages confidently" but also "produced a ravishing sound at climaxes"; New York Concert Review noted that the chorus "was well balanced and strong in its supporting role" and "delivered in a manner that could be described as over-the-top," with a Hallelujah Chorus so robust that "the audience roared its approval for several minutes.")
A write-up of our Saturday, November 10 performance of the Faure Requiem with the Spectrum Symphony under David Grundberg can be found here, at the Lucid Culture website. The review noted the "majesty and depth" of the interpretation, praising the richness of the choir and calling the soloists, including our own Alec Spencer, "superb."
On Monday, April 23, 2012, NYFS was thrilled to participate in the first New York performance of Saygun's Yunus Emre Oratorio in 54 years under the intrepid baton of Turkish Maestro Rengim Gökmen at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. A second peformance took place Wednesday, April 25 at the Strathmore Center, serving the Washington DC area.
Two on-line reviews of the New York event can be found here and here, and photos from both Avery Fisher and Strathmore are posted on the Past Performances & Events page.
We had a successful and joyous 2011 New Year's Eve concert at St Paul the Apostle, given with the New York Repertory Orchestra under conducter David Leibowitz on, of course, December 31, 2011. What a glorious way to end the old year and start the new, with a capacity audience! Special thanks to those who helped us meet and then exceed our Kickstarter goal!
Click here to read a New York Times review of our November 27, 2011 performance of The Messiah with DCINY. Our Past Performances & Events page highlights NYFS singers featured in the accompanying photograph. Another review, by maestro Harry Saltzman (conductor of Sine Nomine, Brooklyn College Chorus and Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra, among other groups), can be found here.
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After many years of stellar performances as an ad hoc entity, NYFS applied for incorporation as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization. Approval was received on February 27, 2011!
We have also moved forward in securing performance opportunities with other organizations and artists. We hope to share our joy in music with an ever widening variety of audiences throughout the Greater New York area.
Click here to read a New York Times review of our 2008 St John the Divine New Year's Eve Concert for Peace.