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Concertgoers Meetup presents several major performances each season in renowned venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space to name a few. Collaborations with the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, Masterwork Festival Chorus comprised of auditioned singers from across the country include Mozart Requiem, Beethoven Mass, Handel's Messiah and more. Tickets are available to members of this group at a deep discount and sometimes complimentary. As the organizer, I would like to ask you respect the rules:

Please respect Carnegie Hall's and Lincoln Center's rules and do not interfere with anyone’s enjoyment of the music or your membership will be permanently revoked. (That includes trying to sell our tickets.)

Do not discuss any ticket discounts at the concert. You will be among patrons who have paid full price for their tickets.

Be polite and use common sense as an audience member (do not eat during the concert; do not text or talk on the phone during the concert; do not bring children under five.) Your support and applause is appreciated.

The Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center box offices have nothing to do with the Concertgoers Meetup group nor the ticket discounts so please do not contact them about it; if you have questions please contact me directly.

Upcoming events (3)

Mozart, Vivaldi & Fauré Masterworks at Carnegie Hall!

Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

$5.00

Hi all! Don't miss this masterwork triple header featuring Mozart’s "Coronation Mass", Vivaldi’s "Gloria", and Fauré’s "Requiem" with renowned conductors Craig Arnold, Duane Davis, and Simon Carrington for one night only at legendary Carnegie Hall! Reuniting 20 years later, all three conductors will be presenting the same masterworks they first conducted 20 years ago to the date. Enjoy our exclusive $5 Meetup tickets (value $110). This is a concert not to be missed! Under the batons of these conductors, the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional soloists, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, the program will include Mozart’s riveting "Coronation Mass", one of Mozart’s most popular masses and an overall spirited work, Vivaldi’s magnificent "Gloria", another favorite among listeners, and lastly Fauré’s serene "Requiem". Craig Arnold has conducted in most of the United States, frequently at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and other major venues throughout the world. Having recently completed a tenure as Director of Choral Activities and Conductor of the internationally renowned Nordic Choir at Luther College, he is currently the Artistic Director and Chairman of Manhattan Concert Productions, which he founded in 1999. He is also conductor of the professional Manhattan Chorale. Duane Davis is Instructor of Vocal Jazz in the School of Music at Western Michigan University. He has taught in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area since 1969 where he recently retired as Director of Vocal Music at Grand Rapids Community College. He also previously served on the WMU faculty as director of Gold Company and GC II. Since 1986, Davis has served as Chorus Master for Opera Grand Rapids. He is the recipient of the 2003 ARTS Award, presented by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, and most recently he received the Maynard Klein Award for Choral Excellence, presented annually by the American Choral Directors Association of Michigan. Simon Carrington, Yale University professor emeritus, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in music, performing as singer, double bass player and conductor, in the UK, the USA and around the world. From 2003 to 2009 he was professor of choral conducting at Yale University and director of the Yale Schola Cantorum, a 24-voice chamber choir which he brought to national and now international prominence, attracting the interest of his successors, Masaaki Suzuki, director of the Bach Collegium Japan and David Hill, conductor of the BBC Singers and the Bach Choir in London. During his Yale tenure he led the introduction of a new graduate voice degree for singers specializing in oratorio, early music and chamber ensemble. From 2001 until his Yale appointment, he was director of choral activities at the New England Conservatory, Boston, where he was selected by the students for the Krasner Teaching Excellence Award and from where he received an Honorary Doctorate in 2014, and from 1994 to 2001 he held a similar position at the University of Kansas. All highly sought-after conductors, each brings a wealth of choral expertise to this fantastic choral concert! **Make sure to reserve your spot early for this concert as seats are limited! Tickets are only $5 each, an amazing discount (value $90-110)! You can purchase your ticket(s) directly on this event page. Please note: Once you have booked your tickets, they will be available for collection under your full name (the name listed under your PayPal "Buyer Information" in payment not your Meetup name) at the box office at Carnegie Hall as early as 1 hour prior to the concert performance. Each individual is responsible for picking up his or her own tickets. Everyone from our Meetup group will be seated together. Remember, this is an exclusive club, we ask that you do not contact the box office at Carnegie Hall. Please contact me with any questions regarding your tickets. Best, Christine

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere at Lincoln Center

Alice Tully Hall

$5.00

Hi all! Very excited for our first June concert featuring "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by composer René Clausen featuring the National Festival Chorus and Brooklyn Wind Symphony at Lincoln Center’s intimate Alice Tully Hall! This exciting work will be led by father and son guest conductors and composers René Clausen and Joshua Clausen. Enjoy our exclusive $5 Meetup tickets (value $75). This is a concert not to be missed! Written by René Clausen, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" will be performed by the National Festival Chorus and Brooklyn Wind Symphony. Using the famous Longfellow poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", Dr. Clausen's five movements invoke the excitement of the horse ride as well as the quiet of the streets, the beauty of the night, the history of the rickety old bell tower, and the breathless excitement as the message is delivered. The concert will also feature Joshua Clausen’s "Requiem" and "Into the strenuous briefness, as well as a performance from Lewis-Clark State College Concert Choir, led by Sarah J. Graham. ---- René Clausen is professor of music at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and has served as conductor of The Concordia Choir since 1986. He is the artistic director of the Emmy award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are frequently featured by PBS stations throughout the nation. In addition, René is a renowned composer and arranger, having written more than 100 commissioned compositions for organizations such as The King’s Singers and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Clausen has conducted such works as Mozart’s "Requiem", Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9", Brahms’ "Requiem", and Britten’s "War Requiem". Described by Public Radio International as “powerful” and “poignant,” Joshua Clausen's works frequently fuse strong rhythmic textures, intense harmony and intricate patterning with narratives from history, mass culture and current events. Performances of Clausen’s works include the 2018 Tribeca New Music Festival, a 2019 showcase of Clausen’s choral works in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and Ensemble Mise-En, among others. Clausen’s music has been featured on PRI’s The World with Marco Werman and Classical Minnesota Public Radio. Joshua Clausen’s music has been recognized by a McKnight Composer Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Composer/Sound Artist Fellowship, as well as awards from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the American Composers Forum, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He is also a member of the Spitting Image Collective, a Twin-Cities group dedicated to composer-curated programming. The Brooklyn Wind Symphony is a select, all-volunteer ensemble dedicated to high-quality music making. The Brooklyn Wind Symphony promotes lifelong participation in music by providing a diverse yet like-minded group of advanced instrumentalists the opportunity to play the most esteemed repertoire for symphonic wind ensembles, as well as increases public awareness of symphonic wind ensembles and the literature written for them through commissioning new works by talented composers and by acting as an arts advocate in major venues in New York City and beyond. **Make sure to reserve your spot early for this concert as seats are limited! Tickets are only $5 each, an amazing discount (value $75)! You can purchase your ticket(s) directly on this event page. Please note: Once you have booked your tickets, they will be available for collection under your full name (the name listed under your PayPal "Buyer Information" in payment not your Meetup name) at the box office at Alice Tully Hall as early as 1 hour prior to the concert performance. Each individual is responsible for picking up his or her own tickets. Everyone from our Meetup group will be seated together. Remember, this is an exclusive club, we ask that you do not contact the box office at Alice Tully Hall. Please contact me with any questions regarding your tickets. Best, Christine

Schumann's Requiem & Haydn's Paukenmesse at Carnegie Hall!

Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

$5.00

Hi all! Don't miss Schumann’s "Requiem" and Haydn’s "Paukenmesse" (Mass in the Time of War) with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional soloists, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, led by esteemed conductors Heather Mitchell and Eliza Rubenstein at world-renowned Carnegie Hall! Enjoy our exclusive $5 Meetup tickets (value $90-110). After the Schumanns moved to Dusseldorf towards the end of his life, Robert Schumann became interested in the musical forms of the Catholic church, and the Mass and the Requiem. Schumann’s "Requiem" moves from majestic and internal to terrifying, and similar to Mozart, Schumann began composing a Mass for the dead during a time of illness and other hardships, and he expressed his fears that it was his own Requiem that he was writing. Haydn's compelling "Missa in tempore belli" (Mass in the Time of War), is one of the most popular of Haydn’s fourteen mass settings. Known also as the "Paukenmesse" due to the dramatic and driving use of timpani (pauken) throughout, the masterwork culminates in a beautiful celebration of peace with “Dona Nobis Pacem.” Prasied for her "expert direction," and that "musically and technically, she has it all," Eliza Rubenstein will conduct this masterwork. The concert will also feature a performance from the National Children’s Festival Chorus led by conductor Robyn Lana in a selection of short choral works including Bach's "Bist du bei mir", Abbie Betinis's "Be Like a Bird", and more. Robyn Reeves Lana is the Founder, Managing Artistic Director and Conductor of the award winning Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC), Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department (CCM). **Make sure to reserve your spot early for this concert as seats are limited! Tickets are only $5 each, an amazing discount (value $90-110)! You can purchase your ticket(s) directly on this event page. Please note: Once you have booked your tickets, they will be available for collection under your full name (the name listed under your PayPal "Buyer Information" in payment not your Meetup name) at the box office at Carnegie Hall as early as 1 hour prior to the concert performance. Each individual is responsible for picking up his or her own tickets. Everyone from our Meetup group will be seated together. Remember, this is an exclusive club, we ask that you do not contact the box office at Carnegie Hall. Please contact me with any questions regarding your tickets. Best, Christine

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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

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