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STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL PROGRAM
Liliya Shamazov, Director
LShamazov@stuy.edu
212-312-4800 ext.1321 and/or ext.1250

Stuyvesant High School’s Choral Program currently numbers over 300 students from grades 9-12 and consists of 3 choral ensembles: Male Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Oratorio Choir. The Stuyvesant choruses have achieved a high level of vocal and artistic accomplishment, and we hope that your affiliation and experiences with these ensembles will prove to be enriching and rewarding. It is the expectation that students who are chosen for a chorus will remain for four years. Those who stay for the entire duration of the program receive certain class exemptions.

We perform at a high musical and vocal level, culminating in at least one public performance each term. We frequently perform with band and orchestra and participate at various in-school and out-of-school musical events. We study and perform a great variety of music by various composers, encompassing major eras and styles. Recent highlights performed at Stuyvesant include selections from Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, John Leavitt’s Missa Festiva with the Stuyvesant Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater, and Orff’s Carmina Burana in partnership with CASA and Richmond County Orchestra.

To view some of our recent performances, please visit our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_EQeE8ugx-_sQ0VKEIpvMA

Special Recent Performances:
• Performances with the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY)
o Handel’s Messiah – Dec 1, 2013; Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
o Verdi’s Messa da Requiem – May 24, 2015; Carnegie Hall
o Mozart’s Requiem – February 15, 2016; Carnegie Hall
o “Songs of Inspiration and Hope,” solo performance – June 26, 2016; Carnegie Hall
o “Reflections of Light” – March 17, 2018; David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
o Orff’s Carmina Burana – May 28, 2018; David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
• Cornell University Men’s Glee Club (Robert Isaacs, conductor) – January 7, 2019
• Marisa Michaelson’s “Naamah’s Ark” oratorio with Master Voices Chorale in River-to-River Festival  (Ted Sperling, conductor) – June 2018; Rockefeller Park, NYC
• Choral Fest at Symphony Space (run by Harold Rosenbaum) – June 2, 2018
• NYC High School Choral Festival at Hunter College (run by the National Chorale) – Spring 2017, 2019.
• Performance of the National Anthem at the Citi Headquarters Plaza and Lobby Opening Ceremony
• Performance of “America the Beautiful” at 9/11 Glade Dedication Ceremony – June 2019
• NYSSMA Festival – Gold with Distinction Award – June 2017

PERFORMANCE DATES for 2019-20 (bolded concerts are mandatory for choristers)
Choral Holiday Concert: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Instrumental Holiday Concert: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Musical Showcase: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Choral Spring Concert: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Spring Instrumental Concert: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm (attendance may be mandatory)
Graduation Ceremony at Carnegie Hall: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)