New Amsterdam Singers Chamber Chorus – Clara Longstreth, Music Director
Selections from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha, Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, along with other spirituals, carols, and songs.
Per Petersson (b. 1954) – Jubilate Deo
Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962) – Wait on the Lord
Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962) – To Sit and Dream
Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962) – Be Glad in the Lord
David Mann (1916-2002) – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Kurt Weill (1900-1950) – Barbara Song, from The Threepenny Opera
E.J. Moeran (1894-1950) – Songs of Springtime
Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021) – Moments in the Woods, from Into the Woods
Steven Lutvak (b. 1959) – The Dinner Party (Bagelmakers to the Czar)
Abbie Betinis (b. 1980) – Carol of the Stranger
Alice Parker, arr. (b. 1925) – You Can Tell the World
Scott Joplin (1867-1917) – We’re Goin’ Around, from Treemonisha
Michael Dellaira (b. 1949) – Campers at Kitty Hawk
About the artists
Founded in 1966, the New Amsterdam Singers is a critically acclaimed chorus of 60 voices, performing in and around New York City under the direction of Clara Longstreth. Through adventurous programs, commissions and premieres, and collaborations with other ensembles, the group nurtures and expands New York City’s dynamic choral community.
The chorus inspires and educates listeners by performing a diverse and extended repertoire combining traditional choral gems with new and lesser-known works, many of them a cappella. The New York Times has said that Ms. Longstreth “has a strong track record of championing contemporary music” and that “the choir’s performances have always been spirited and finely polished.”
NAS has performed in several of New York City’s most prestigious venues, including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall. The smaller Chamber Chorus performs alongside the full chorus and has accompanied the chorus to a multitude of international performances in Bulgaria, Iceland, Greece, and more.