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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kansas City and Phoenix Chorales, Nominated for Four 2009 Grammy Awards, at Alice Tully Hall, 3/16/09

Kansas City and Phoenix Chorales, Nominated for Four 2009 Grammy Awards, to Appear at New York Citys Alice Tully Hall, March 16, 2009

First A Cappella Choir to Perform at Newly Renovated Landmark Cultural Institution

Selections from Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning albums

The Kansas City Chorale and Phoenix Chorale (formerly known as the Phoenix Bach Choir) will be appearing at Lincoln Centers Alice Tully Hall, March 16, at 8:00 PM. Conducting will be Director Charles Bruffy, in a program of music by Josef Rheinberger, from the 2009 Grammy Award-nominated album Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works, and Alexander Grechaninov, from the 2008 Grammy Award-winning album Passion Week (both on Chandos Records). Also on the program will be works by Jaakko Mntyjrvi and Frank Martin.

Glowing reviews, fiftieth anniversary

BBC Music Magazine has said of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy, The superlatives have already piled up against Charles Bruffys name, and deservedly so. Recordings by the Kansas City Chorale and Phoenix Chorale have been called simply gorgeous (International Record Review), superb (All Music Guide), and remarkable (Gramophone).

The Phoenix Chorale, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary this past season, has been nominated for a total of four 2009 Grammy awards; two for its recently released solo recording Spotless Rose: Hymns to the Virgin Mary, and two for its joint recording with sister organization the Kansas City Chorale, Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works.

Both groups cover a challenging and diverse repertoire spanning many centuries, from music of Shakespeares time to the present day. A list of Bruffys recent commissions and premieres include works by Stephen Paulus, Eric Whitacre, and Chen Yi.


To obtain tickets or further information regarding this event, please visit the Distinguished Concerts web site, Tickets can also be purchased by calling the DCINY box office, 212.707.8566, x 307 or directly from the concert venue.

Premiere works

In just two short years, DCINY has joined the ranks of major classical music production companies in America, nearly doubling its roster of participating ensembles and attracting talent from all over the globe. Among the events DCINY is honored to present this season are: one world and two US premiere performances of major new works by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, which took place this past January 19, and the world premiere of a new choral piece by American composer Eric Whitacre, this upcoming June 28. Please visit for details regarding other highlights of DCINYs 2009/2010 Season.

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