|The Collegiate Chorale Makes A "Major Statement, Brilliantly Executed" (The New York Times)|
First American Chorus To Perform At Salzburg Festival In Over 20 Years
The Collegiate Chorale performs with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on their tour to Israel and Austria.
Earlier this summer, The Collegiate Chorale returned from a distinguished tour, having spent the first part of July in Israel performing a series of 11 concerts as invited collaborators of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) and its Music Director, Zubin Mehta. The Chorale went on to Austria and the renowned Salzburg Festival as the first American chorus to perform there in over 20 years. The Chorale sang a series of three concerts with Maestro Mehta, the Israel Philharmonic, and American baritone Thomas Hampson, who was "remarkable... virtually
embodying an Old Testament prophet" (The New York Times). The rotating series of demanding programs featured works by Anton Bruckner, Arnold Schoenberg, Noam Sheriff, and Ernest Bloch. The Israel tour culminated in three performances of Verdi's Requiem under the baton of legendary maestro Riccardo Muti.