Yesterday I’m reading this book Choral Music in the Twentieth Century, and the author predicts that out of the crop of young American composers, the possible break-out star is Eric Whitacre. Boy, did he ever call that one right, (and over ten years ago). If there’s a God handing out gifts, he had a pile of them in his hands when he tripped and fell and they all went to Eric.
So my choir is having its Annual Spring Benefit Cocktail Party – Thursday, June 9, at the lovely home of Kevin Roon and Simon Yates in Tribeca. From our director’s email: Simon and Kevin’s apartment is becoming one of the premier musical salons in NYC, and to add to that trend, our special guest, baritone Robert Gardner, will be sharing some vocal gems with us at the event. (Choral Society aficionados will remember Robert as our “Elijah” from a few years back.)
Tickets are $100 if you buy them from me or $125 otherwise. It’s a lot of money I know, but it’s for our choir which yeah, benefits ME, but also a lot of great people and our audiences. I’ve spent the past year reading hundreds and hundred and hundreds of articles and studies about singing and I can say with authority that singing like this makes the world a better place. Watch that video I linked to in the first paragraph!!
To buy tickets, go here and click on June 9th party (there will be an option to buy the lower price tickets because you know me). A shot from last year’s benefit: