Monroe Crossing and Battenkill Chorale to Collaborate in Bluegrass Mass
The internationally famous bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing, will perform ‘The World Beloved: a Bluegrass Mass,’ with the Battenkill Chorale on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, at 4 p.m. Both performances will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 73 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. In addition to performing with the Chorale, Monroe Crossing will play an entire set of music from their bluegrass repertoire. These concerts will be Monroe Crossing’s only northeast appearance in 2016 and are scheduled between their Korean and European tours.
Named in honor of Bill Monroe, the ‘Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, tight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements and engaging audience rapport. They played the Carnegie Hall premiere of ‘The World Beloved: a Bluegrass Mass’ in 2013, a stunning work combining traditional bluegrass artistry and modern choral sophistication composed for Monroe Crossing by composer Carol Barnett and librettist Marisha Chamberlain. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 518-692-7458 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Battenkill Chorale is an 85-voice unauditioned chorus from six counties in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont, founded 21 years ago by artistic director Janet McGhee.