Ars Choralis continues its 50th anniversary year with a unique Off-Broadway performance in The Events at the New York Theatre Workshop at 2 PM on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig's The Events follows a community's search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. Ramin Gray's production features a different community choir at each performance. "They comment on the action, they participate in the story, they move the narrative forward as well as connect with it emotionally," composer John Browne said in explaining the role of the chorus.
The hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Actors Touring Company production of The Events comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement in February and March 2015. To learn more about The Events and to purchase tickets (for our appearance or any other performance), visit New York Theatre Workshop’s website: newyorktheatreworkshop.org.
Music in Desperate Times: Remembering the Women's Orchestra of Birkenau is a commemoration, in words and music, of the women who saved their lives by playing in an orchestra in the Birkenau concentration camp. Music in Desperate Times was first performed in 2006; these will be the first full performances since Ars Choralis's 2009 performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and in Berlin, Germany.
For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.