The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale Presents “Brand New Day” – St. John’s Episcopal Church (139 St. John’s Place Brooklyn, NY 11217)

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale Presents “Brand New Day” – St. John’s Episcopal Church (139 St. John’s Place Brooklyn, NY 11217)


Sunday, March 13, 2022 – 3pm

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale & Dr. Nicholas Nicassio Present “Brand New Day”

Featuring “Fern Hill” (Music by John Corigliano & Poem by Dylan Thomas) & Six Contemporary Works Inspired by Nature & Hope

Now in its 16th season, this dynamic 40+ member choir performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with a variety of accompaniment. Conducted by Dr. Nick Nicassio, this ensemble meets on Monday evenings and performs two to three concerts per season for the community. Members develop their vocal technique and musicianship through exciting and vibrant repertoire from the past and present. Singers build essential skills such as singing harmony, sight-singing and expanding vocal range.


BKCM Students & Families: $15
General Admission: $20

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Health & Safety Protocols:

  • Everyone 5 years and above must show a Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass to attend.
  • Mask wearing will be required for all audience members throughout the concert.


The Program:
Fern Hill
Music by John Corigliano
Poem by Dylan Thomas
Mezzo-Soprano Soloist: Kate Maroney
Vocal Quartet: Natalie May, Elizabeth Merrill, Aram Tchobanian, Oliver Steele
Pianist: Emile Blondel

Red River Valley
Arranged by Brandon Williams
Soloists: Lily Alvarado and Alan Arak
Violin: Johnna Wu
Cello: Sarah Song
Pianist: Emile Blondel

Smile, O Voluptuous Cool-breathed Earth!
Music by Imant Raminsh
Poem by Walt Whitman
Pianist: Emile Blondel

Echoes of Spring
Willie “The Lion” Smith
Pianist Emile Blondel

Down to the River to Pray with Bring Me Little Water, Silvy
Traditional Spiritual
Traditional Folk Tune, attributed to Huddie Ledbetter
Arranged by Jennaya Robison
Soloists: Oliver Steele and Alex McCoy
Percussionist: Emile Blondel

The Road Home
Text by Michael Dennis Browne
Tune “Prospect” from Southern Harmony 1835, adapted by Stephen Paulus
Soloist: Maura Grace

Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Arranged by Craig Hella Johnson
Soloist: Christine Cornell
Recorder: Christopher Bittner

Unclouded Day
Arranged by Shawn Kirchner
Words and Music by Rev. J.K. Alwood (1828-1909)

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BKCM Students and Families, General Admission