Chorus makes its first foray into public streaming event.
On Sunday, May 31st at 5pm, the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus experimented with an informal Zoom concert, "Eine Kleine Musikabend," to test the new domain of online live streaming events. Despite the expected glitches, the audience of primarily chorus members and friends was delighted with the result.
Schiller Institute Chorus pianist wins 2nd place in the American Prize competition
Yuting Zhou was the 2nd place winner (professional division) at The American Prize: National Competition.Read more
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus celebrates 75th Anniversary of VE Day
The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus contributed a virtual choral performance celebrating the 75th anniversary of the famous meeting of US & Soviet forces at the Elbe River and of VE Day in honor of those who fought together to defeat fascism.
Join the Chorus in 2020, the Year of Beethoven!
Open Letter to Germany’s Classical Music Lovers in the Year of Beethoven
The Bounds of Decency Have Been Breached
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Chairwoman of the Schiller Institute
Motivführung is a form of composition that, from a single musical idea, develops further themes, movements and ultimately the entire composition. It was elaborated and rigorously demonstrated in master classes by Norbert Brainin, the first violinist of the Amadeus Quartet. Shown: Norbert Brainin and Gunter Ludwig in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 1990.
Jan. 13—The first thing one can say about the performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Darmstadt Theater, in a production of Paul-Georg Dittrich with a musical adaptation of the finale by Annette Schlünz, is: It’s god-awful! It couldn’t be worse. God-awful from a musical, artistic, philosophical and human standpoint. Of the long series of stupid, crude, repetitive Regietheater[fn 1] performances, that have been staged for over half a century(!)—limited at first to theater, but then also inflicted on the opera—this performance was the absolute low point.Read more
2020: the Beethoven 250th Year
Beethoven at 13 years old.
The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus wishes to express our gratitude and appreciation to all who participated in making 2019 a great year for our chorus. As our very first concert in December 2014 was dedicated to "The Sanctity of Every Human Life," and as we have continued the theme of "Dona Nobis Pacem," give us peace, we can look ahead to 2020, the Beethoven 250th Year as a year of fulfillment and hope.Read more
Ceremony on the Third Anniversary Memorial for the Alexandrov Ensemble
It Is Time That Man Grew Into a New Paradigm
On December 28, 2019 the Schiller Institute participated in the third annual memorial in honor of the Alexandrov Ensemble, at the Tear Drop Memorial in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 2016, 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, along with 24 others, perished when their plane crashed into the Black Sea en route to Syria. What follows is a transcript of the memorial including remarks from Capt. Donald Haiber, Father John Fencik, Chief Keith Weaver, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation Mission to the United Nations Mr. Dmitry Chumakov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic Mission Dr. Louay Falouh, Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and Co-Director of the Schiller Institute New York City Chorus, Diane Sare, and Mr. Kevin Maynor.
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus participates in 6th Chinese Chorus Festival
The Sino-American Musician Association and the Council of Chinese-American Associations invited the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus to participate in the 6th New York Chinese Chorus Festival.Read more
Friends of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus bring Italian Opera Arias back home to Little Italy in the Bronx.
Ann & Tony’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue was the place to be Saturday evening not only for an Italian culinary delight, but for a taste of real Italian Opera. Soprano Michelle Erin of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus was joined by visiting Swedish soprano Leena Malkki to present an hour of Italian Opera Arias and other works.Read more