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Event Time:Nov 30-Dec 16 2014
Posted on:November 30, 2014
This December, Brooklyn women’s choir Bella Voce Singers, under the direction of Jessica Corbin, will present the concert event “Inspire.” The program will feature the world premiere of the newly commissioned “Rhythms of the R” by composer Joshua Davis.
There will be two performances: Saturday December 6 at 7pm at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights, and Sunday December 14 at 3pm at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bay Ridge. Tickets range from $10-15.
The concept of “Rhythms of the R” focuses on the many neighborhoods in Brooklyn that the R train serves, and the various sounds that accompany the people, the neighborhoods, and the train itself. The text was inspired by members of BVS, and compiled and organized by BVS alto, Phyllis Capello.
The program also features Abbie Betinis’ “Chant for Great Compassion.” Ms. Betinis calls the Chant a piece for “anyone in any need or trouble. It is about calling out for strength and courage – as individuals and also on behalf of our generation.” This piece is paired with the work “Malala” by Joan Szymko, which takes the text from a speech by Malala Yousafzai, the newest Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Other works in the program are by Franz Biebl, Elizabeth Alexander, and Greg Jasperse, among others.
Bella Voce Singers is a Brooklyn-based women's choir dedicated to excellence in choral singing. BVS performs a diverse repertoire with an emphasis on works by contemporary composers.