RED BANK – Two of New Jersey’s most accomplished ensembles join forces to present a concert experience entitled “Spirit Wind,”presented by New Jersey Chamber Singers and Eastern Wind Symphony on May 5 at Tower Hill Church in Red Bank.
“While the vast majority of choral orchestral works requires a full complement of strings, there are a few gems written only for winds and choir,” said Reid Masters, Artistic Director of New Jersey Chamber Singers. “Because of their unconventional scoring, these prized works are rarely performed, and few audiences have the opportunity to hear them performed by high-caliber ensembles.”
The center-piece of the concert will be a composite mass setting, alternating movements between Stravinsky’s Mass and Michael Haydn’s Missa Sancti Hieronymi. Other music includes works by Bach, Brahms, Copland, Mulholland and more.
Tickets for the May 5th concert are available at www.towerhillchurch.org/eventsand at the door. They are $25 per person, $20 for students and seniors (id required upon arrival). The church is handicapped accessible. The performance is an event of the Tower Hill Concert Series which has provided inspirational musical events for more than 40 years. For additional information on concert series events, call 732-747-1348 or see www.towerhillchurch.org.
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The New Jersey Chamber Singers (NJCS), under the direction of Reid Masters, is one of the premier vocal chamber ensembles of the Jersey Shore. Founded in 1978 by Dr. Jeffrey Unger for the sole purpose of providing quality performances of choral music written for the small ensemble, NJCS has presented concerts throughout New Jersey and beyond. For more information about NJCS, please visit us at www.njchambersingers.orgor follow us on Facebook.
The Eastern Wind Symphony, founded in the spring of 1996, is a professional level ensemble comprised of musicians dedicated to performing the best wind and percussion literature. Artistic Director Todd Nichols and Assistant Conductor Adam Warshafsky currently guide the EWS to achieve its artistic goals, revitalize the community it supports, and bring unique and challenging musical experiences to both its members and audiences. Under their direction, the EWS has performed at their home venue of Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, NJ, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. For more information, please follow us on Facebook or view our web site at www.easternwindsymphony.org.