THE LATEST NEWS FROM CHORAL CHAMELEON
CHORUS OF THE FOREST - GUEST ARTIST
November 2 and 3, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the debut of this interactive choral experience!
Join us for the premiere of New York Botanical Garden's Composer-in Residence Angélica Negrón’s newly commissioned, site-specific work for chorus and soundscape in the Thain Family Forest. At a time when giving a voice to trees is more urgent than ever due to climate change and deforestation, this interactive choral experience explores humanity’s relationship with the forest in a world increasingly dominated by technology.
The Chorus returned from Summer Break to St Paul's Carroll St in Brooklyn on Sept 7 & 8, to record the two contemporary works by current and former Composers-in-Residence featured in April's 'Deus ex Machina' concerts of secular choral music, with organist Nathan Taylor and percussionist Christine Chen:
Congratulations to the Chorus for attaining 2nd place in the Community Division of the American Prize for Choral Performance! For our first-ever submission, this is a great result! Thank you to the panel of judges for all of the hard work over the multiple rounds of decision-making!
You can next hear the Chorus perform as guest artists as part of 'Chorus of the Forest' at New York Botanical Garden on November 2nd and 3rd, or at our own concerts 'Bigger Than My Body' at Irondale Center in Fort Greene on November 22nd and 23rd.
Sxip Shirey and Coco Karol with Choral Chameleon at FERUS Festival at National Sawdust in 2018
Composer Sxip Shirey and choreographer Coco Karol are bringing their immersive choral installation 'The Gauntlet' back to NYC this Summer, as part of National Sawdust Projects. Hundreds of singers, from numerous choirs, will be participating. There will be two performances on Saturday August 3rd, at 4pm and 7pm in the Plaza.
Our singers have enjoyed being Sxip's choral instrument, on a much smaller scale, on The High Line, Central Park, St Paul's Carroll St and twice at National Sawdust's Ferus Festival, and we've been working with Sxip and Coco as they workshop this site-specific version.
Coco Karol was our 10th Season collaborator, developing the movement for our 'Body' concert.
Altos, Tenors, and Basses, want to join Choral Chameleon’s Chorus? Sign up for one of our auditions on September 4 or 5, 2019!