Taft's showcase choir, Collegium Musicum, will deliver companion performances on the Taft campus and in New York City this weekend.
A joyful rite of spring returns to Taft—and to New York City—this weekend with Collegium Musicum's companion "Music for a Great Space" concerts. The first of the two, one-hour concerts will take place Friday, April 21 at 7 pm in Woodward Chapel, 25 The Green, Watertown, CT. The second follows on Sunday, April 23 at 3 pm in Grace Church, 802 Broadway at 10th Street New York, NY. Both events are free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
"Music for a Great Space" continues a twenty-year tradition of Collegium spring performances in New York City. Originally held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the event moved to Grace Church last year, a venue where a number of Collegium members and their families have deep ties.
"Both will be exceptional concerts featuring music chosen to celebrate the beautiful acoustical qualities of both spaces," said Bruce Fifer, Collegium director and head of the Arts Department at Taft. "These will be beautiful and vibrant performances."
The program will feature a repertoire of music for choir, organ, and brass that spans the centuries, incorporating everything from Renaissance to contemporary selections.
Woodward Chapel is on the Taft School campus at 25 The Green, Watertown. Grace Church is located at 802 Broadway (10th Street), New York City. A post-concert reception will be held on Sunday at Huntington Close, on the Grace Church campus. For additional information please call 860-945-7773.