Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents Après un Rêve (After a Dream)

Melodia, New York's premier women's choir, led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, celebrates the spring with a collection of French and American choral classics. Two concerts Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, 2015 in New York City.

New York, NY, March 08, 2015 --( Melodia Women’s Choir led by artistic director Cynthia Powell welcomes the awakening romance of spring with "Après un Rêve" ("After a Dream"), a spectrum of musical styles, featuring a special celebration of French choral classics by Lili Boulanger, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, and others.

“The pieces in this program dwell in the imagination,” says Artistic Director Powell, “highly evocative, very colorful musical stories, represented by some of the finest composers of the twentieth century.”

Please join the choir for two concerts this May.

Sat, May 2 @ 7:30 PM
Holy Apostles Church
296 Ninth Avenue
Chelsea, NYC

Sun, May 3 @ 3:00 PM
West End Collegiate College
245 West 77th Street

Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors)

Available through Brown Paper Tickets at or at (800) 838-3006

Après un Rêve Program
- Lili Boulanger Les Sirènes (The Sirens)
- Randall Thompson The Place of the Blest
- Francis Poulenc Ave Maria (from Dialogues of the Carmelites)
- Christophe Barratier & Bruno Coulais Cerf-volant (Kite Flying, from the film Les Choristes)
- Gabriel Fauré Apres un rêve (After a Dream); Le Ruisseau (The Stream); Maria, Mater gratiae; Cantique de Jean Racine
- Léo Delibes Sous le dôme épais (Flower Duet from Lakmé)
- Paul Halley Seeds of Love; The Grey Selchie

Melodia Women’s Choir will be conducted by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, and with award-winning pianist Taisiya Pushkar. The program will also include a piano interlude, performed by Taisiya Pushkar.

About Melodia
Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh, and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse, and newly commissioned works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians, and performers across a wide musical spectrum.

About Cynthia Powell
Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her twelfth season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

About Taisiya Pushkar
Taisiya Pushkar has performed extensively in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, Canada, and the United States with many leading singers and instrumentalists, including Melodia Women’s Choir, with whom she’s performed since 2009. She is fellow of the Sorel Organization, and a longtime musical partner of cellist Amber Docters van Leeuwen. Their debut CD “Flavours” is released on the Brilliant Classics label.

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