Voices of Gotham (VoG) Men’s A Cappella Chorus presents its spring 2015 concert Applause! under Artistic Director Bill Stauffer, with special guests Sirens of Gotham Women’s A Cappella Chorus, and Sweet Adelines International (SAI) quartet champions The Buzz.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Peter J. Sharp Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Applause! is VoG’s first Manhattan concert under the direction of Bill Stauffer, who was inducted as Artistic Director in December 2014. Applause! will feature both contemporary a cappella music, and new barbershop harmony arrangements commissioned exclusively for VoG of songs from the Broadway stage. Musical highlights include:
- Applause, Applause! from the musical of the same name by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
- How Could I Ever Know? from Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s musical The Secret Garden, arranged for VoG by Broadway conductor and VoG Assistant Artistic Director Matt Gallagher (Conductor, Book of Mormon, Dr. Zhivago)
- Into the Fire from the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, arranged for VoG by veteran barbershop arranger Steve Tramack.
Sirens of Gotham (SoG) under the baton of Artistic Director Sarah Clay will also bring their sweet and sassy women’s a cappella sound to the concert program. SoG is the New York Chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI), one of the foremost organizations for women singers in the world (www.sirensofgotham.org). Special quartet guests will also include SAI Quartet Champions The Buzz, whose sought-after quartet performances of women’s barbershop of have seen them tour internationally throughout Europe, New Zealand, and Australia (www.thebuzzquartet.com).
Founded in 2008, New York City-based Voices of Gotham is currently ranked as one of the top ten barbershop choruses in the world by the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), an international organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of barbershop harmony. Renowned for the caliber of its musicality and showmanship, VoG is a 2015 recipient of support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. As a proud member of the BHS, VoG has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of new barbershop and contemporary a cappella music, and of young musical artists who will shape the continuing evolution and excellence of the proud American tradition of barbershop harmony. For more information on Voices of Gotham, please visit www.voicesofgotham.org.
Tickets range from $40 through $20 in advance, and $50 through $25 day-of-show. For tickets, please visit http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8813/Music/voices-of-gotham-applause.