New Choral Music from 10 Brilliant Young Composers Resounds in New York

May 24, 2017

On May 20th, new choral music resounded through the cavernous nave of the St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in New York. 

The New York Virtuoso Singers, under the baton of Harold Rosenbaum, presented a concert of world premiere choral pieces, composed by 10 recipients of The ASCAP Foundation's Morton Gould Young Composers Award: Anahita Abbasi, Emily Bear, David Biedenbender, Will Cooper, Elizabeth Kelly, Emily Koh, Michael Lee, Alexander Liebermann, Jared Miller and Eric Nathan. All 10 composers were in the audience for this special evening. 

Also on hand as special guests were the Canticum Novum Youth Choir (directed by Edie Rosenbaum), Emily Bear on the piano, and Cameron O'Connor on guitar. 

The Morton Gould Young Composer Award honors late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP Foundation President Morton Gould’s lifelong commitment to supporting young creators. Open to composers of original classical concert music, it encourages young composers in the earliest stages of their careers. Many of today’s great composers won this award in their youth. This concert was made possible, in part, by The ASCAP Foundation.

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