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The Dessoff Choirs in Concert

Sunday, May 18, 2014

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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The Dessoff Choirs, one of New York’s oldest singing ensembles, celebrates spring with a lively concert of folksongs, madrigals, and spirituals. 
Drawing on the European tradition, Dessoff sings five English folksongs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who travelled the British Isles collecting these tunes, and crystallized them for all time in his lyrical style. The group celebrates America’s own musical past with arrangements of moving, powerful, and joyful African-American spirituals arranged by giants in the field, from William Dawson to Moses Hogan. To honor the rich diversity of northern Manhattan, the program also includes a group of Latin American pieces, combining exciting rhythms and beautiful melodies. 
The stunning setting for this FREE concert will be Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. Enter Fort Tryon Park through the Southern entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle and walk west and down hill through the Heather Garden to the Billings Lawn.

Location

Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Enter Fort Tryon Park through the Southern entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle and walk west and down hill through the Heather Garden to the Billings Lawn.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Northern Manhattan Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

Categories

Concerts, Free Summer Concerts

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