This is a live recording of the Great Choruses Concertperformed by Voices of Ascension on 4/18/2013. This recording took place in the Church of the Ascension in New York City. This concert featured the winners of the Sorel Organization's Choral Composition Contest as well as two 20th Century settings of Psalm 90 by Ives and Vaughan Williams. Conducted by Dennis Keene with Organist Renee Anne Louprette, Trumpet Tom Hoyt and Percussionists Barry Centanni, Tom Mulvaney, Taylor Goodson and Dan Haskins.
Voices of Ascension, under the artistic direction of Dennis Keene, is one of the world's premier professional choral ensembles. During its 25-year history, Voices of Ascension has produced an annual concert series heard by more than 75,000 New Yorkers, released Grammy-nominated recordings, and engaged in artistic collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Mostly Mozart, José Limón, Mark Morris, Metropolitan Museum of Art and others. These performances have won acclaim for their 'sheer musical excellence' (NYT), the chorus for being the 'finest in American choral music' (Stereophile), and Keene as the 'leader most widely touted to pick up the mantle of Robert Shaw.' (NYT).
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