New Choral-Jazz Work Inspired by Illustrator Gets Preview at Norman Rockwell Museum

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble at Norman Rockwell Museum

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble at Norman Rockwell Museum

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The Crescendo Vocal Ensemble and members of the Berkshire Children’s Chorus, accompanied by a small ensemble of instrumentalists, will perform excerpts from “Paintings in Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell,” a new multimedia collaboration by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Crescendo, and composer John Myers, will have a work-in-progress preview at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Friday, November 25, at 5:30pm.

The completed work will include large-screen animations by Alice Myers and Anna Sabatini. Throughout this preview, John Myers and Christine Gevert, artistic director of Crescendo, will offer insights into the creative process and explain some musical aspects of the composition.

Conducted by Gevert, this preview will take place among the iconic paintings upon which the music is based. The finished work, with full chorus and a jazz/chamber instrumental ensemble, will be premiered next spring at St. James Place in Great Barrington, Mass., and in Connecticut.  The participation of the accompanying musicians, who are all faculty members at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where Myers teaches, is supported by a grant from the College’s Faculty Development Fund.

Admissions is $10. A reception will follow the hour-long presentation.



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