Monday, December 2, 2013, 8:00PM | at Caruth Auditorium
From left to right:
Craig Phillips, bass-baritone
Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
Geoffrey Williams, countertenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
The program will be “Wondrous Birth, O Wondrous Child” – an intimate meditation on the Christmas season. Spanning nine centuries of music, this program offers a unique and diverse holiday celebration.
Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” (National Public Radio) New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. The four men “sing with intelligence, subtlety and consummate artistry,”(Richmond Times-Dispatch) applying a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
Since its founding in 2006, New York Polyphony has maintained an active performance schedule. The ensemble has toured extensively, participating in major concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe. Highlights includes Dallas Chamber Music Series; Miller Theatre at Columbia University Early Music Series; Ardee Baroque Festival (Ireland); Vendsyssel Festival (Denmark); Festival de Música de Morelia (Mexico); Elora Festival (Canada); and Choral at Cadogan Hall in London. They have been featured on Performance Today for American Public Media, Footprints to Paradise: A Medieval Christmas for Public Radio International, and BBC Radio 3′s In Tune. In December 2011, New York Polyphony made its national television debut on The Martha Stewart Show.
Interested in New York Polyphony? Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHorqlwkxFY&feature=youtu.be for a preview of their new album, Times go by Turns, coming out August 27!
For more information, visit: http://www.newyorkpolyphony.com/