Past Concerts

Repertoire by Year

In addition to the repertoire listed below, NYCHORAL often performs Christmas concerts at venues throughout the New York metropolitan area and at major venues such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.  

From 1981 to 2008 NYCHORAL presented A Holiday Celebration with Peter, Paul and Mary conducted by Music Director Emeritus Robert De Cormier.  This popular program has been regularly broadcast on PBS since 1981.

2012–Present

Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls
Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Beethoven: Mass in C
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with NY Youth Symphony
Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ
Duruflé: Requiem
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Higdon: O magnum mysterium
Higdon: The Singing Rooms (New York premiere)
Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
Holst: The Hymn of Jesus
Arvo Pärt: Te Deum
MacMillan: St. Luke Passion with Brooklyn Youth Chorus (New York premiere)
Mendelssohn: Paulus (St. Paul)
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Vella: The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity (U.S. premiere)

2000–2011

Adams: Harmonium
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Beethoven: Ninth Symphony
Bellini: La sonnambula with Opera Orchestra of New York
Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Britten: Saint Nicolas
Bruckner: Te Deum
Cilea: L'Arlesiana with Opera Orchestra of New York
De Cormier: Shout for Joy
De Cormier: Under a Greenwood Tree
De Cormier: Legacy
Delibes: Lakmé with Opera Orchestra of New York
DeMars: Tito’s Say
Duruflé: Requiem
Dvořák: Stabat Mater
Dvořák: Te Deum
Dvořák: Heirs of the White Mountain
Dvořák: Mass in D
Elgar: Great is the Lord
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Fauré: Requiem
Finzi: In Terra Pax
Finzi: Magnificat
Foss: Behold! I Build an House
Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Concert Suite
Glass: Itaipu
Gould: Quotations
Haydn: Te Deum
Haydn: Harmoniemesse
Ives: Psalm 90
Janáček: Otce Nas
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Liebermann: Missa Brevis
Mozart: Mass in C minor (completed by Robert D. Levin)
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427
Mozart: Requiem
Orff: Carmina Burana
Pärt: De Profundis
Paulus: Whitman’s New York (world premiere)
Paulus: Three Nativity Carols
Poulenc: Gloria
Poulenc: Litanies à la Vierge Noire
Poulenc: Quatre Petites Prières de St. François d’Assise
Puccini: Messe di Gloria
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditse Devo
Ramírez: Navidad Nuestra
Respighi: Laud to the Nativity
Rossini: Guillaume Tell with Opera Orchestra of New York
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Rutter: Gloria
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Thomas: Mignon with Opera Orchestra of New York
Thompson: Alleluia
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Verdi: I Lombardi with Opera Orchestra of New York
Vivaldi: Gloria
Wagner: Rienzi with Opera Orchestra of New York
Walton: Coronation Te Deum
Xian: Yellow River Cantata

1995–1999

Adams: Harmonium
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Beethoven: Ninth Symphony
Bellini: Norma with Opera Orchestra of New York
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten: Spring Symphony
Del Tredici: Of Cabbages and Kings (world premiere)
Duruflé: Requiem
Dvořák: Mass in D
Glass: Itaipú (Carnegie Hall premiere)
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Janacek: Otce Nas
Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus
Levi: Dayenu, A Passover Oratorio (world premiere)
Mahler: Eighth Symphony
Mahler: Third Symphony
Orff: Carmina Burana
Poulenc: Christmas Motets
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Respighi: Laud to the Nativity
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Schumann: Missa Sacra in C minor
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Verdi: Requiem
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde with Opera Orchestra of New York

1990–1994

Bach: Mass in B minor
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Beethoven: Ninth Symphony
Berlioz: Requiem
Berlioz: Te Deum
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Bloch: A Sacred Service
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Copland: Old American Songs
De Cormier: Shout for Joy
De Cormier: Under a Greenwood Tree (world premiere)
Delius: Sea Drift (Carnegie Hall premiere)
DeMars: Tito's Say (New York premiere)
Diamond: This Sacred Ground
Dvořák: Stabat Mater
Estevez: La Cantata Criolla (New York premiere)
Fraser: Missa Iona (world premiere)
Gabrieli: Omnes Gentes
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Concert Suite
Glass: Itaipú (New York premiere)
Gorecki: Beatus Vir (New York premiere)
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Haydn: Te Deum
Ives: Psalm 90
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Solemn Vespers, K.339
Orff: Carmina Burana
Rachmaninov: Vespers (excerpts)
Ramírez: Misa Criolla
Ramírez: Navidad Nuestra
Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleans with Opera Orchestra of New York
Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom
Tippett: A Child of Our Time
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Vaughan Williams: O Clap Your Hands
Verdi: Requiem
Wallach: Toward a Time of Renewal (world premiere)
Willcocks: Five Christmas Carols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19851989

Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard
Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
Berlioz: Te Deum
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Bruckner: Mass in E minor
Charpentier: Te Deum
De Cormier: Four Sonnets to Orpheus (world premiere)
De Cormier: Spirituals
Duruflé: Requiem
Dvořák: Mass in D
Fauré: Requiem
Folk Concert with Pete Seeger
Gould: Quotations
Haazen: Missa Luba
Haydn: Te Deum
Honegger: King David
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass
Kodály: Te Deum
Levi: Mark Twain Suite
Mendelssohn: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Mozart: Choruses from Idomeneo
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427
Mozart: Requiem
Orff: Carmina Burana
Poulenc: Gloria
Poulenc: Litanies à la Vierge Noire
Poulenc: Quatre Petites Prières de St. François d'Assise
Ramírez: Misa Criolla
Ramírez: Misa por la Paz y la Justicia (North American premiere)
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri

1980–1984

Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Part I
Bach: Mass in B minor
Beethoven: Mass in C
Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Bellini: La sonnambula (excerpts)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Bizet: Te Deum
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten: A Boy was Born
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
De Cormier: Legacy (world premiere)
De Cormier: Shout for Joy
Dvořák: Requiem
Fauré: Requiem
Gould: Quotations (world premiere)
Haydn: The Creation
Haydn: Harmoniemesse
Haydn: Te Deum
Haydn: The Seasons (translated by Jane May)
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Levi: Mark Twain Suite (world premiere)
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots (excerpts)
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Mozart: Mass in C minor
Mozart: Regina Coeli
Mozart: Requiem
Orff: Carmina Burana
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
Poulenc: Gloria
Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Schubert: Mass in A-flat Major
Telemann: Christmas Cantata
Thompson: Frostiana
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits (New York premiere)
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Verdi: Requiem
Vittoria: O Magnum Mysterium
Weill: Das Berliner Requiem (translated by M. Feingold)

1975–1979

Bach: Cantata No. 50
Bach: Magnificat
Bartok: Six Choruses (for women’s voices)
Beethoven: Mass in C
Benson: Songs of O (world premiere)
Biber: Requiem (New York premiere)
Bloch: A Sacred Service
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Brahms: Nänie
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
De Cormier: Shout for Joy (world premiere)
Dvořák: Mass in D
Dvořák: Te Deum
Fauré: Pavane
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Haydn: Creation (English version by J. May)
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Haydn: Paukenmesse
Henze: Moralities (New York premiere)
Ives: Psalm 90
Kodály: Kallo Dance
Kodály: Te Deum
Martinů: Military Mass
Mayer: Spring and Yes Forever (world premiere)
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Mozart: Mass in C minor
Orff: Catulli Carmina
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
Poulenc: Gloria
Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Vaughan Williams: Hodie
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Verdi: Requiem
Vivaldi: Gloria
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

1970–1974

Bach: Cantata No.4
Bach: Mass in B minor
Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten: Cantata Academica
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Britten: Voices for Today
Fauré: Requiem
Haazen: Missa Luba
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Haydn: Harmoniemesse
Haydn: St. Nicholas Mass
Haydn: Te Deum
Haydn: Theresienmesse
Ives: The Celestial Country
Kodály: Te Deum
Mozart: Mass in C minor
Mozart: Requiem
Orff: Carmina Burana
Poulenc: Gloria
Purcell: Jubilate Deo
Ramírez: Misa Criolla
A. Scarlatti: Messa di Santa Cecilia
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Vivaldi: Beatus Vir
Vivaldi: Gloria
Weill: Ocean Flight (New York premiere)

Guest Performances and Collaborations

1st New York International Festival for the Arts
American Ballet Theatre
American Boychoir
American Composers Orchestra
American Symphony Orchestra
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
China Philharmonic Orchestra
Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Collegium Ducale Orchestra (Venice)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dancing in the Streets
Delaware Valley Symphony
Great Performances at Lincoln Center
José Limón Dance Company
The Hartford Chorale
Lincoln Center Festival
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey Youth Symphony

Soloists

Roberto Alagna
June Anderson
Stephanie Blythe
Andrea Bocelli
Vinson Cole
Stephen Costello
Ghena Dimitrova
Mary Dunleavy
Mignon Dunn
Jane Eaglen
Michael Fabiano
Renee Fleming
Aretha Franklin
Elina Garanča
Marcello Giordani
Susan Graham
Denyce Graves
Jill Grove
Maria Guleghina
Eglise Gutierrez
Jerry Hadley
Thomas Hampson
Heather Johnson
Jennifer Koh (violin)
Jennifer Larmore
Salvatore Licitra
Angela Meade
James Morris
Heidi Grant Murphy
Jessye Norman
René Pape
Paul Plishka
Florence Quivar
Samuel Ramey
Bryn Terfel
Indra Thomas
Eva Urbanová
Margaret Jane Wray
Dolora Zajick

New York City Ballet Orchestra
New York City Opera Orchestra
New York Youth Symphony
Opera Orchestra of New York
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Orchestre Symphonique Bell’Arte (Paris)
Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería
Princeton Girlchoir
Qingdao Symphony
Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala
Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra
Sisters of Mercy
St. Thomas Choir
The Mannes Orchestra
The New York Philharmonic
The September Concert
Young People's Chorus of New York City

Conductors

Marco Armiliato
Ankush Bahl
Charles Barker
Leonard Bernstein
Joseph Colaneri
Sergiu Comissiona
Dennis Russell Davies
Robert De Cormier
Asher Fisch
Joseph Flummerfelt
Lukas Foss
Ricardo Frizza
Joshua Gersen
John Daly Goodwin
Margaret Hillis
Yong Yan Hu
Eugene Kohn
Jahja Ling
Fabio Luisi
Peter Maag
Zubin Mehta
Yehudi Menuhin
Steven Mercurio
John Nelson
Francisco Núñez
Daniel Oren
Robert Page
Carlos Miguel Prieto
Eve Queler
Julius Rudel
Gerard Schwarz
Elizabeth Scott
Robert Shaw
Leonard Slatkin
Robert Spano
Patrick Summers
Emmanuel Villaume
Alberto Veronesi
Roger Wagner
Hugh Wolff

Operas performed by the New York Choral Society
with the Opera Orchestra of New York

Composer

Bellini
Ciléa
Delibes
Mascagni
Massenet
Puccini
Rossini
Smetana
Smetana
Tchaikovsky
Thomas
Verdi
Verdi
Wagner
Wagner

Opera

La sonnambula
Adriana Lecouvreur
Lakmé
Cavalleria rusticana
La Navaraisse
Edgar
William Tell
Libuše
Dalibor
The Maid of Orleans
Mignon
Nabucco
I Lombardi
Tristan und Isolde
Rienzi