The IES Choir presents a benefit concert live from the heart of Vienna, Austria to support the Breezy Point community in Queens, NY after the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
A Wish, by Brad Printz IES Choir; Emily Ball, conductor
Ballade No. 1, by Frederic Chopin Danielle Snyder, piano
In the Bleak Midwinter, arr. Gustav Holst Karen Schreisheim, Kimberly Hann, Michael Day, Michael Brand
The Iris, by Christopher LaRosa Christopher LaRosa, Danielle Snyder; pianos
Loch Lomond, Traditional Scottish, arr. Jonathan Quick IES Choir; Michael Brand, conductor
Os Justi, by Anton Bruckner IES Choir; Kelsey O’Hare, conductor
American Variations*, by Christopher LaRosa Theme: Simple Var. 1: Light, excited Var. 2: With motion, not strictly Var. 3: Bold, aggressively Var. 4: Hushed Var. 5: Pensive, a portrait Christopher LaRosa, piano
Gestille Sehnsucht, by Johannes Brahms Kimberly Hann, mezzo-soprano; Mary Motschman, viola; Danielle Snyder, piano
O Freedom*, by Christopher LaRosa IES Choir; Christopher LaRosa, conductor
i. O Tannenbaum, by Ernest Anschütz, arr. Bernard Dewagtere
ii. O Come, All Ye Faithful, Latin Hymn (18th Century) iii. Stille Nacht, by Franz Gruber
iv. Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by Felix Mendelssohn
v. We Wish You a Merry Christmas, English Carol, arr. Christopher LaRosa
About Breezy Point and Hurricane Sandy:
Breezy Point, a neighborhood that lies on the narrow tip of the Rockaway Peninsula, faced terrible devastation. The tidal surge overwhelmed the community, creating floods that stretched across the entire peninsula and transformed roads into rivers. While the community expected the floods, Breezy Point suffered an unexpected disaster. At 11:00 p.m. on October 29, a monstrous six-alarm fire broke out in the community. The floodwaters delayed the firefighters´ response, and the fire claimed 111 homes and damaged at least 20 others. The deep-rooted community will undoubtedly rebuild. In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, many Breezy Point residents are in need of relief funds and housing. This community of fire fighters and first responders, already knows a long history of sacrifice. The IES Choir is proud to support this community in its time of need.