Rorate Coeli by Thea Musgrave; The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor

Performance of Rorate Coeli by The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, from Thea Musgrave at 90: A Birthday Concert, presented on May 27, 2018 @ Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York, NY. Repertoire was music of Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave, one of the world’s most distinguished and prolific composers. She celebrated her seventy-year career with a 90th birthday concert, which included this performance.

Thea Musgrave’s oeuvre is comprised of more than 160 pieces, including 13 operas, 11 choral works, and 21 orchestral works. Rich and powerful musical language and a strong sense of drama have made this Scottish-American composer one of the most respected contemporary composers in the Western world. Her works are performed in major concert halls, festivals, and radio stations on both sides of the Atlantic. Much more about her at

Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country’s leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on 45 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany, Sony Classical, Navona and Koch International Classics. Their latest release is Songs of Peace and Praise: Choral Works from Queens College on the Naxos label. More about The New York Virtuoso Singers at Join their Facebook page at

This program was made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Irving Caesar Fund of the ASCAP Foundation, and several generous individual donors in support of Thea’s 90th Birthday Celebrations.

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