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The New York Virtuoso Sextet Presents Twelfth Night: Renaissance Christmas Music

December 4, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

The New York Virtuoso Sextet, members of The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present Twelfth Night: Renaissance Christmas Music, the second concert of their 25th Anniversary season on Friday, December 7 at 8:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 87th St. between Broadway and West End Avenue in Manhattan.

Twelfth Night: Renaissance Christmas Music is a varied program including devotional music, music in unison, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, performed by six members of the New York Virtuoso Singers and some accompaniment by hand-held percussion instruments.

Concert repertoire will include works by Marenzio, Sweelinck, Des Prez, Senfl, Costeley, Morales, Praetorius, Monteverdi, Pygott, Vaet and Castro.

Tickets for the December 7 concert are $25/$15 students. For tickets or more information, call 914-763-3453. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes before the performance. More about this concert at http://nyvirtuoso.org/season/.

For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on over 20 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany, Soundbrush, and Kasp, featuring the music of Andrew Imbrie, William Schuman, George Perle, Thea Musgrave, David Lang, Yehudi Wyner, Luigi Dallapicolla and many others. More about them at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm. Join their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-York-Virtuoso-Singers/130509011774.

These programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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