Taghkanic Chorale returns in concert on December 11 and 12 in Croton


Join Taghkan Chorale under the baton of Master Jason Tramm as he is performing live for the first time in two years. Baroque Treasures concerts feature two beloved works by master Baroque composers – Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat, and Antonio Vivaldi Gloria, RV. 588.

Concerts are Saturday, December 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 4 p.m., at Church of the Holy Name of Mary, 114 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson. Performances will follow New York State and CDC guidelines and will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

The choir and five professional soloists will be accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra with strings, brass, wind, timpani and organ. “We are thrilled to finally be able to sing together again in person,” says Deborah Maysoprano and choir president.

by Vivaldi Gloria, RV 588 is played infrequently compared to its better known Gloria, RV 589. by Bach Magnificat in D major is a work of great joy and celebration that demands a lot from the choir and the orchestra. According to Maestro Tramm, “Although the two composers never met, Vivaldi’s music had an undeniable influence on Bach.”

The guest soloists are: Chelsea Friedlander and Dominique Zamarasoprano; Allison Gishmezzo-soprano; Ziwen Xiang, tenor; and Jean Dominique III, bass.

Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, and free for children under twelve accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available from Choir members or at the door. The public is invited to join the choir for a reception after each concert.

The choir, originally based in Mount Kisco and now in Yorktown and Croton, has been sharing great choral masterpieces with Westchester/Putnam audiences for 54 years. It is a non-profit and non-sectarian group which rehearses on Tuesday evenings and gives concerts in spring and winter. For more information on live streaming the concert and joining Chorale, visit: www.taghkanicchorale.org.


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