Justin Smith, director of choral activities at Marylhurst University, will conduct a massed choir with singers from across our nation, including Marylhurst choir members, at Carnegie Hall in May 2018.
Dr. Justin Smith will conduct the large choir singing large works – the Gloria and Te Deum settings by British composer John Rutter – as part of an series presented by MidAmerica Productions.
MidAmerica Productions’ 2018 season at Carnegie Hall begins in February and will feature a mix of choral and instrumental music. Programs will showcase modern classics such as Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, as well as more familiar works including Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and Requiem, Rutter’s Magnificat and Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Magnificat and Fauré’s Requiem.
“Our Marylhurst Chamber Choir performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015, and it could only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, performing to a packed hall in that most revered venue,” Smith said. “In 2018, members of our Marylhurst choirs will again have this incredible opportunity.”
All local singers interested in this performance opportunity are encouraged to contact Justin Smith for more details.
Tickets for the May 13, 2018 performance will be available about two months prior. Visit MidAmerica-Music.com for more information.
Justin Smith is the director of choral activities in the music program at Marylhurst University, where he conducts three choirs: Marylhurst Chorale, Marylhurst Choral Union and Marylhurst Chamber Choir. He also teaches music history and conducting at Marylhurst.