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February 17th at 12:15pm Recital: Mallery Concert Series
Rutgers University Camden
The Department of Fine Arts and Faculty of Arts and Sciences present the Spring 2016 Mallery Concert Series, Dr. Joseph C. Schiavo, Artistic Director.
Biraj is joined by pianist Mila Henry.

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March 3rd & 5th Shulamit by Dina Pruzhansky
JCC Manhattan with New Opera NYC
Biraj plays the role of The Eunuch.
Having premiered her one-act opera at the JCC in fall 2014, Ms. Pruzhansky is back to present a full-scale version of her ambitious piece. A 12-person live orchestra accompanies a cast of renowned performers, while elaborate costumes and sets bring the musical drama to life. The story, based on the Song of Songs, takes place in ancient Jerusalem during the reign of King Solomon and is a classic love story with a twist. Ms. Pruzhansky's memorable melodies make Shulamit's dramatic fate that much more compelling.
Shulamit
Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group

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March The Opera Den: Classical Voice Television
March 13th at 5:00pm Voices in Motion: Exploring Space Through Music
Musica Viva
For centuries performers and audiences have become accustomed to remain fixed in their seats during performances. This program shatters that concept with an innovative body of works that explore sound and space in dynamic ways. The sanctuary of All Souls will be a key element of this program as the accomplished singers of Musica Viva explore its acoustical limits. The result will be a not-to-be-missed haunting sonic experience.
Musica Viva
The program will include:
The Lamb by John Tavener
The Reverend Mustard His Installation Prelude by Nico Muhly
Cantos Sagrados by James MacMillan
Amen by Henryk Gorecki
Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron) by Veljo Tormis
Pilgrims’ Hymn by Stephen Paulus
The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt
Song for Athene by John Tavener
March 18th at 7:30pm Music for Lent: Seven Last Words from the Cross
St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
The program will include:
Quemadmodum by John Taverner (c.1490-1545)
Svyati by Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
The Last Discourse by Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
Seven Last Workds From the Cross (New York Premiere) by James MacMillan
Saint Thomas Choir
Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Glenn Miller, bass
David Hill, guest conductor
March 20th at 4:00pm Handel's Messiah Part 2
Grace Church Choir
Soloist for 'He was Despised'.
On Palm Sunday the Adult Choir will offer Choral Evensong featuring excerpts from Handel’s MESSIAH Part Two.
Grace Church
May 11th at 7:00pm Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

K. Scott Warren and Robert Reuter, conductors
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
Robert Anthony Mack, tenor

COPLAND In the Beginning
HIGDON Sanctus
BETINIS Carmina mei, cordis (Songs of My Heart)
MCFERRIN Psalm 23
BURLEIGH, arr. Deep River
HAILSTORK Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
WARREN, arr. Wade in the Water

SMSS
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola,
980 Park Avenue
New York, NY
June 14 & 16th at 7:00pm Handel’s Rinaldo
Opera Mission
Merkin Concert Hall

Biraj plays the role of Mago

Merkin Concert Hall
129 W 67th Street
New York, NY
October 19th at 8:00pm Troubled Days of Peace
Program:
Ernst Krenek – Der Diktator (“The Dictator”)
Richard Strauss – Friedenstag (“Day of Peace”)
American Symphony Orchestra
at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)

Leon Botstein, conductor
Donnie Ray Albert, baritone
Kirsten Chambers, soprano
Ilana Davidson, soprano
Mark Duffin, tenor
Steven Eddy, baritone
Karen Chia-ling Ho, soprano
Scott Joiner, tenor
Doug Jones, tenor
Ricardo Lugo, bass
Carsten Wittmoser, bass-baritone
Bard Festival Chorale: James Bagwell, director

ASO
Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave,
New York, NY 10019
November 27th at 4:00pm Advent Lessons and Carols
National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

As we begin our spiritual preparation for the birth of Jesus at Christmas, join us for this traditional service sung by the Cathedral Choirs. Readings from Holy Scripture, seasonal hymns, and choral anthems proclaim God’s love, continued presence, and the promised coming of the Messiah.

Advent Image
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
December 2nd at 7:30pm
December 3rd at 4:00pm
December 4th at 4:00pm
Messiah
by G. F. Handel
National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

Experience Handel’s Messiah in the unique setting of Washington National Cathedral. This unveiling of the story of Christianity is portrayed by Handel in the most sublime yet dramatic way. Through the use of a period orchestra and performed with stylistic authenticity, the Cathedral Choir and resident Baroque orchestra is joined by a world class team of soloists.

Messiah
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
December 23rd at 6:00pm Christmas Lessons and Carols
National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

Like the angels who heralded glad tidings to the shepherds, we proclaim Christmas in word and song. Through a series of readings from Holy Scripture, congregational hymns, choral anthems, and instrumental music, we move from Creation to the manger in Bethlehem, telling again the ancient story of God’s continued love as shown in Christ.

Lessons and Carols
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
December 24th at 6:00pm Christmas Lessons and Carols
National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

Like the angels who heralded glad tidings to the shepherds, we proclaim Christmas in word and song. Through a series of readings from Holy Scripture, congregational hymns, choral anthems, and instrumental music, we move from Creation to the manger in Bethlehem, telling again the ancient story of God’s continued love as shown in Christ.

Lessons and Carols
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
December 24th at 10:00pm Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

Join us for one of the most beautiful services of the year, the Holy Eucharist of Christmas Eve. Readings from Holy Scripture, favorite congregational hymns, and seasonal choral and instrumental music all herald the birth of Jesus. This service includes Holy Communion.

Christmas Eve
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
December 25th at 11:15am Christmas Day Holy Eucharist
National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral

Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn and join us for the Holy Eucharist of Christmas Day. Readings from Holy Scripture, favorite congregational hymns, and seasonal choral and instrumental all ring out to proclaim the Divine Presence among us. This service includes Holy Communion.

Christmas Eve
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

 

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