On April 23 and 26, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will once again perform with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Nicholas Armstrong in a concert entitled "Twentieth Century British Choral Masterpieces."
We will be performing two pieces by 20th century British composers: Belshazzar's Feast, a cantata by William Walton, and Ritual Dances by Michael Tippett.
Belshazzar's Feast, remains one of William Walton's most celebrated masterpieces. We look forward to presenting this dramatic, monumental work that vividly depicts Babylon's excesses and subsequent downfall.
Ritual Dances, with music and libretto by Michael Tippett, is a work extracted from The Midsummer Marriage – Tippet's highly regarded opera in three acts. In the words of one reviewer: "A tonal pallette that most can only dream of."
The Concert will be performed in the Beaux Arts Court at The Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn – Jason Asbury, Director
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra – Nicholas Armstrong, Artistic Director
with Baritone soloist – Christopher Dylan Herbert