Time: May 1, 2017 all day
Street: 115 E. 57th Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10022
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.mastervoices.org/
Event Discipline: opera
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick PR
Latest Activity: May 11, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the establishment of The Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theater, honoring the late stage, film and television actor Roger Rees and celebrating the company's long, warm and fruitful artistic collaboration with him.
Rees served as MasterVoices' Artistic Advisor from 2002 until his untimely death in 2015. Known for his love of language, Rees sought new ways to connect music and the human voice, and set the organization's sights beyond conventional choral music. Brought on board by the late maestro Robert Bass, MasterVoices' music director for from 1980-2008, Rees created new kinds of concert evenings for the group that were met with resounding critical and popular success, Thanks to his vision, dramatic text and musical theater have become a regular and much-anticipated part of the MasterVoices season.
The Rees Fund will support the group's future musical theater projects, devised and selected by artistic director Ted Sperling, who was introduced to the organization by Rees himself. Like Rees, Sperling is committed to presenting music that is inherently dramatic, in highly theatrical productions set to the highest standards of excellence. Recent projects have featured Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Lauren Worsham.