Founded in 1986, the Lehman College and Community Chorus includes over 150 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding communities representing a diversity of ethnicities, age levels, and professions. In the past 27 years, the chorus has presented 54 major concerts accompanied by the Bronx Symphony and the Lehman Symphony Orchestra, which consists of faculty members, students, professional and amateur musicians. Our free-admission, semi-annual concerts in the Lehman Concert Hall continue to attract large audiences, representative of a broad spectrum of the Bronx and neighboring areas. Among major works performed by the Lehman College and Community Chorus are Mozart’s Requiem, and Vespers K321 and 339, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, and "Gloria" and "Credo" from the Mass in B minor, Dvorak’s Mass in D, Brahms’ Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Schubert’s Masses in G, A-flat, B-flat, and E-flat major. The chorus also performs shorter works and medleys incorporating a variety of styles and cultures.
Course credit is available by registering in MSP 100, or MSP 201: Chorus. Communty members may participate in either or both the afternoon or evening rehearsals of the Chorus; there is no fee required to join unless college credit is desired. Previous choral experience and note reading ability are recommended but not necessary. Instruction in music reading and vocal technique is provided in our rehearsals.
For more information, please contact the director, Dr. Diana M. Battipaglia, at (718) 960-7795.
Fall 2013 details
Afternoon Chorus rehearsals: Mon & Wed, 3:30-5pm (beginning Wednesday, August 28 2013).
Evening Chorus rehearsals: Tue, 7-9:30pm (beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013).
Concert: Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:30pm in the Lehman Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Program: works for chorus and orchestra including Mozart's Sunday Vespers, and shorter works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Dawson, Handel, as well as multi-cultural compositions.