On April 23 and 26, 2015, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn performed with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Nicholas Armstrong in a concert entitled "Twentieth Century British Choral Masterpieces."
Two pieces by 20th century British composers were presented in the Beaux Arts Court at The Brooklyn Museum of Art: 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, a 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 Baritone Soloist, Christopher Dylan Herbert, was exceptional. Our Music Director Jason Asbury joined the chorale as a singer, while Nicholas Armstrong, Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, took the baton.
It was a tough Venue with high Reverb...but here are couple of clips: