WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

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Move to the Music!

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10 AM to 3 PM

Christ Church

76 Franklin Avenue

Staten Island, NY


Marina moderated a special workshop exploring musical rhythm through movement,  led by Dr. William Bauer, Executive Director of the Dalcroze Society of America.
 

Vocal Colors

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Carnegie Hall

 

Ms. Alexander and her ensembles were featured at Carnegie Hall, performing in "Vocal Colors," a special program produced by Distinguished Concerts International NY (DCINY).

The Arcadian Chorale (NJ) and Richmond Choral Society (NYC), combined forces to sing two wonderful pieces, both by Scandinavian composers. They opened with Kim Andre Arnesen's delightful Norwegian Alleluia, presenting the World Premiere of its new orchestration for strings. Then they presented Otto Olsson's Te Deum, an overlooked Romantic period masterpiece.

The performance was met with a standing ovation!

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Voice Journey Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018, 10AM-3PM

Christ Church

76 Franklin Avenue

Staten Island, NY

 

Marina acted as Moderator for a very special workshop sponsored by Richmond Choral Society. "Voice Journey" explored the mind-body connection in singing. It was held fat Christ Church, 76 Franklin Ave., Staten Island.

The clinician was Stephanie Rooker, founder of the Voice Journey Sound Center in NYC.

The workshop was offered thanks to a special initiative and funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NY City Council.

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Verdi Messa da Requiem

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 8PM

Church of St. Paul the Apostle

W. 60th St & Columbus Ave.,

New York, NY

 

Marina lead a special performance of Verdi's masterwork as Guest Conductor with the NY Symphonic Arts Ensemble. The concert celebrated that ensemble's 25th Anniversary, and Verdi's 200th birthday. Both Arcadian Chorale and Richmond Choral Society participated, with the NY Festival singers, and a cast of exceptional soloists. 

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Puccini's "La Boheme"

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 PM

Springer Concert Hall, Center for the Arts

College of Staten Island

2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY

 

In collaboration with the Staten Island Philharmonic, Richmond Choral Society sang a concert version of Puccini's masterpiece, with professional soli. The performance was be led by Maestro Alex Guzman. 

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Mozart  - "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8PM

St. Peter's RC Church

53 St. Mark's Place, Staten Island, NY 

 

Marina's choral ensembles came together to sing one of Mozart's greatest yet unfinished works, his Mass in C minor, the "Great." The performance offered the Pan-American Premiere of a new completion of the piece by German scholar-conductor, Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs.

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"Choral Classics" 60th Anniversary Concert

& Gala Reception 

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 4PM

St. Peter's RC Church

53 St. Mark's Place, Staten Island, NY

 

Read the review in the Staten Island Advance

Bringing great music to the community of Staten Island for 60 years, the Richmond Choral Society marked its anniversary with a program of choral masterworks, featuring excerpts from the repertory's most beloved and beautiful works. This included the Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, Orff's Carmina Burana, Requiem settings by Brahms, Verdi, Mozart & Faure, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Haydn's Creation, and Handel's Messiah. The Richmond Choral Youth Chorus was also featured, singing Britten and Vivaldi, and a gala reception followed.

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RCS January 2013 performance of The National Anthem at Madison Square Garden before the start of the NY Knicks game.