The New Choral Society presents “An Evening of Chamber Music” on Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM. The concert will take place in the sanctuary of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale. Artistic Director and Conductor of the New Choral Society, Dr. John T. King will conduct this stellar ensemble of professional musicians from all around the tri-state area.
Audience members will have the opportunity to hear a seldom performed work by Baroque composer William Babell, “Concerto for piccolo and strings”, with Donna Elaine playing the piccolo.
Donna Elaine, flute, serves as principal in the New Choral Society Orchestra and manages a busy teaching schedule throughout the New York area. Ms. Elaine is a gifted recitalist whose is committed to uncovering little known treasures in the repertoire, including virtuoso pieces for piccolo. A native Californian, she received Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Flute Performance from Chapman College in Orange, California, where she was a student of Louise DiTullio and Arthur Hoberman.
Other works to be featured on this program include Francis Poulenc’s “Sextet for woodwind quintet and piano”, “Serenade for 11 solo Instruments, Op. 14”, by German Romantic composer Bernard Seklas, Johannes Brahms’ and “Clarinet Trio, for clarinet, cello and piano” with featured soloists Benjamin Fingland, Eliot Bailen and Margaret Kampmeier, and Mozart's "Divertimento III, K. 138" for string quintet.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for Preferred Seating, $20 for General Admission and $15 (General Admission) discounted seat for Seniors and Students. For tickets and more information, please visit the New Choral Society’s website, www.newchoralsociety.org or call the office at (914)725-1678.