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
On January 19, 2014, The Schiller Institute Chorus and friends held a Concert in Remembrance of John F. Kennedy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts. This was 50 years after a Memorial Mass had been held at the same location 50 years earlier on January 19, 1964, at the request of Jaqueline Kennedy. At both occasions the Mozart Requiem was performed.Read more
December 28, 2020 the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus joined with the Bayonne NJ Fire Dept. and the Russian Mission to the United Nations for a ceremony remembering the victims and families of the great Alexandrov Music and Dance Ensemble and other passengers who were killed in a plane crash on Christmas Day, 2016. The group, also known as the Red Army Choir, was enroute to Syria to give relief to the troops and civilians then engaged in a battle to free Syria from terrorism.Read more