American Voices

Friday, March 14 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Saturday, March 15 | 8:00pm
St. Paul’s Carroll Street

Featuring works by Persichetti, Bernstein, Whitacre, and Billings and a world premiere from Composer-in-Residence Vince Peterson.

$20 before March 14 • $25 at the door

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April showers bring May flowers, but why wait until then? Ars Musica Chorale offers an early glimpse of spring with its flower-themed concert of American music at West Side Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 14, at 8pm. American Voices features works by some of this country’s most appealing and dynamic composers, including William Billings, Eric Whitacre, and Ars Musica’s own Composer-in-Residence, Vince Peterson, whose Litanies will be premiered by the Chorale, now in its 48th season.

Complementing the premiere of Mr. Peterson’s Litanies, the concert also celebrates the 30th birthday of Vincent Persichetti’s cantata, Flower Songs. These works, with poetry by Walt Whitman and E.E. Cummings, respectively, capture the spirit of America in the voices of two of its favorite literary figures. Additionally, no American choral concert would be complete without the work of Leonard Bernstein, whose moving finale to Candide, “Make Our Garden Grow,” closes the program.

Be sure to join Vince Peterson and Music Director, Dusty Francis, for a free preconcert discussion at 7 pm about the creation of Litanies.

For further information, please e-mail,
or call (551) 226-9305.

March 14, 2014
West Side Presbyterian Church
Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street | Ridgewood, NJ
Parking in the lot is ample and free

March 15, 2014
St. Paul’s Carroll Street
199 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231




(551) 226-9305

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PO Box 525
Paramus, New Jersey 07653



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Ars Musica’s concert season is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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