Concerts & Events

The New York Choral Society is excited to open its 2015-16 Season on Monday, September 21, 2015, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, with the U.S. premieres of Maltese composer Joseph Vella’s The Hyland Mass and Massimo Palombella’s Hymn to Saint Francis.

When New York philanthropist Christopher Hyland approached Joseph Vella, Malta’s leading contemporary composer, and commissioned him to write a Mass with an underlying theme of universal peace, the result was The Hyland Mass, subtitled A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. The work was given its world premiere during the final concert of the 2013 Victoria International Arts Festival at St. George’s Basilica, Gozo, and has also been performed at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta, Malta. NYChoral is excited to introduce The Hyland Mass, scored for chorus, soloists and orchestra, to a U.S. audience on September 21, conducted by NYChoral Music Director David Hayes. The New York Choral Society will also perform The Hyland Mass during its Summer Tour to Malta and Rome in July 2016. Monsignor Massimo Palombella’s Hymn to Saint Francis will also be performed at the September 21 Alice Tully Hall concert. Monsignor Palombella is choirmaster of the Sistine Chapel Choir.

Save the Dates for the New York Choral Society’s entire 2015-16 season, conducted by Music Director David Hayes:

  • Vella’s The Hyland Mass (U.S. Premiere) and Palombella's Hymn to Saint Francis (U.S. Premiere): Monday, September 21, 8:00 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
  • Christmas Around New York: four festive Christmas concerts the whole family will enjoy. NYChoral will perform several dates in December at venues in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and lower Manhattan.
  • Dvoƙák’s Requiem: Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall
  • Handel’s Israel in Egypt: Tuesday, May 10, 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall
  • Mid-July 2016 NYChoral Tour to Rome and Malta featuring performances of The Hyland Mass



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