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Sure, you could just play Handel’s “Messiah” between now and Christmas. Or for a fresh-yet-almost-ancient-sounding alternative, dip into this quietly mesmerizing recording of choral works — some with subtle instrumental accompaniment — by Matthew Brown. Using texts by Donne, Byron, Burns and Cummings, as well as the Wintu people, a native Californian tribe now extinct, Mr. Brown spins delicate harmonies that build up like gentle snowdrifts.
The quote above is from the New York Times’ Classical Playlist of Antioch’s CD (though love be a day): selected choral works of Matthew Brown which received a special mention by Times critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim.
Our mission is to bring the highest level of beauty and artistry to the interpretation of vocal chamber music from all time periods and genres. It is a great privilege both to preserve the wonderful choral masterpieces of ages past – as we did when we performed as part of the inaugural season of Early Music Festival: New York City – and to help foster the work of living composers, bringing them to the attention of a larger audience and expanding the repertoire of this uniquely beautiful art form as we will do in a residency at Harvard University this Fall.
I hope you will give strong consideration to making a tax-deductible gift to support Antioch. Your donation will support hard costs such as the purchase of music, travel expenses, and professional fees, but most importantly, it will allow us to continue bringing exceptional choral chamber music to an ever-expanding audience of people from all walks of life.
Your ongoing support is essential to our continued growth and success. A gift in any amount, no matter how modest, makes a world of difference to us, and is an investment in an organization with a 20-year history of artistic excellence, and the respect and recognition of colleagues and audiences the world over.
Once again, I offer my sincerest thanks for your continuing support of our work, and wish you and yours a very happy and prosperous holiday season.
Antioch relies heavily on donations from people like you to support our operations. We are a 501(c)3, registered with the NJ Charities Bureau. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Use the simple widget on this page, or send a check to our address: PO Box 729, Bernardsville, NJ 07924