Collegiate Chorale’s NY Premiere of Battle Hymns
At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
May 15, 2014
The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. Regular General Admission tickets are $60 and Premium General Admission tickets are $125. Tickets are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org.
A soldier’s letter to his wife, a speech by Abraham Lincoln, lyrics to Stephen Foster parlor songs – these are the words of battle hymns, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s innovative new choral exploration of the feelings of people in times of war. On May 15, 2014, The Collegiate Chorale will present the New York Premiere of this unusual and haunting work, performed within the cavernous Hangar Deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a setting rich in the remembrance of wars served.
Written for a symphonic chorus and one solo drum, battle hymns is ideally realized by the top-flight Collegiate Chorale, joined by members of the Veteran Artist Program. The combined 200 voices will sing out in unison, counterpoint, and multi-layered polyphony, to create a unique acoustic encounter inside the walls of this hallowed aircraft carrier. Modern music merges with military memory – a one-of-a-kind experience.