The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus hosted a Remembrance of the 9/11 attack on Friday, September 9th beside the Irish Hunger Memorial two blocks from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan. The event was dedicated to the victims of the 9/11/2001 attack and to the first responders who risked their lives to rescue literally hundreds of thousands of people. Of the nearly 3,000 fatalities on that day, one out of seven was a first responder, including 343 FDNY firefighters, and 60 NYPD and PAPD police officers.Read more
On Wednesday, December 29th, 2021, the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus presented a tribute to the Alexandrov Ensemble with a ceremonial program and musical offerings, five years after the tragic Christmas Day, 2016, air crash which killed everyone on board. Presiding over the solemn event was Captain Randy Geis, City of Bayonne Fire Department. Invocation was given by Reverend Dorothy Patterson, Bayonne, NJ.
On December 19th, 2021, we presented our first all-live concert, with orchestra and (limited) audience since 2019. Broadcast live from Good Shepherd-Faith Church near Lincoln Center, it was a great success, and so nice to have a full al--live concert after two long years!! Thanks for your support and participation.
Dvorak: Slavonik Dance in D Major, Opus 46 for piano
JS Bach: Wachet auf
Spiritual: I Wonder As I Wonder
Joy to the World
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus presented a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Tear Drop Monument To the Struggle Against World Terrorism in Bayonne, NJ on September 12, 2021.Read more
On April 25th, 2021, the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus presented its first concert of the year, Beethoven's Credo: Believe in a World without War. It featured the Credo movement of the Missa Solemnis and was dedicated to the "Spirit of the Elbe".Read more
On February 21, 2021 the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus presented a symposium on The Art of the Negro Spiritual. Speakers included Elvira, former mezzo soprano of the Metropolitan Opera; Diane Sare, founder of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus; Robert Wilson, NYC musician, composer, voice coach and former organist at Convent Avenue Baptist Church; Dennis Speed of the Schiller Institute; and Gregory Hopkins, Minister of Music at Convent Avenue Baptist Church.Read more
It would be difficult to find anyone in any culture who has not heard or sung the heart warming song Auld Lang Syne to bring in the New Year, ‘for old times sake.’ While many recognize that it is associated with the National Poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, fewer know the role that ‘Rabbie’ played historically during the time of the American Revolution. On Sunday, January 24th, 2021, the Schiller Institute Chorus celebrated his birthday.Read more