Timeless Music without Bounds
The Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall. Photo: William Winburn, 2015
Since 1961, The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra have returned to the Perelman Stage every year to perform their signature work, Handel's Messiah. Join the chorus and orchestra on December 23, 2017 as this rich holiday tradition continues.
The 2016-2017 Season Continues
Fall 2016 concerts were an inspiration for the Masterwork Chorus. Performances enjoyed near-capacity audiences and extended ovations. The New York Theatre Guild review of Masterwork's Carnegie Hall performance declared ..." the evening was a joyous addition to the holiday season and an exalted homage to both Handel and co-founder (of the Chorus) Shirley May." To read the full review, click here.
The chorus is now preparing for its upcoming and final concert of the season, Traditions! There will be double bass, drums, guitar and violin with Masterwork's own Carol Walker at the piano. You can expect music that is fun, beautiful and exciting, and to leave tapping your foot and humming a tune. To purchase tickets, click on the button below. To learn more about the program read Chris Shepard's sparkling program notes and Masterwork's press release, click on the buttons below.
Exploring a variety of music from different cultures, Traditions! features works rooted in the African-American tradition, ranging from the jazz of George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare to spirituals to songs of social justice. Also enjoy Ramirez’s time-honored Spanish Mass, Misa Criolla, newly commissioned Three Polish Lullabies by Martin Sedek, noted composer and Masterwork’s Associate Director and Eric Whitacres’s lush Five Hebrew Love Songs with words by Jerusalem-born Hila Plitmann and violin.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Chatham United Methodist Church
$25 - General Admission
$10 - Young Patrons under 17
Summer Sings Are Just around the Corner
The Masterwork Chorus is especially proud of its chamber ensemble and ambassadors-at-large, The Masterwork Camerata. Camerata, whose members comprise some of the most talented singers in the organization, appears throughout New Jersey in self-sponsored concerts and in a variety of programs by engagement. Click here for 2016-2017 performance dates and for more information.