Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms reflects on human nature and the complexity of a global world, from the joyous Psalm 100 (“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands”) to Psalm 133 (“Behold how good and pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity”). Of course no piece of music is more well known that Beethoven’s own comment on humanity; join Symphony NH to hear Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony live.
“Michelle Trainor as soprano, Alan Schneider as tenor, Janna Baty as mezzo and Sam Handley as bass who delivered a rousing performance of “Ode to Joy” in Beethoven’s Ninth. All four soloists brought to the stage a repertoire of experience and refinery and delivered a powerful performance that rose in volume and intensity as the piece went on. The audience reacted with fervent awe and attention to their performance and, by the night’s end, they joined together in a standing ovation as Patel, the chorus and Symphony NH took their final bow.”
~Amy Demien, The Telegraph, 4/09/18