The Greenwich Village Orchestra joins forces with St George’s Choral Society in Verdi’s fiery and intense, powerful and transcendent Requiem Aeternam, with a solo quartet of rising young award-winning singers: Rebecca Farley, Soprano; Raehann Bryce-Davis, Mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Tetelman, Tenor; and Christian Zaremba, Baritone. Barbara Yahr conducts this extraordinary event.
A native of New York, conductor Barbara Yahr’s career has spanned from the United States to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Her previous posts include Principal Guest Conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra, Resident Staff Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony under Maestro Lorin Maazel and conductor of the Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra. She has appeared as a guest conductor with such orchestras as the Bayerische Rundfunk, Dusseldorf Symphoniker, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Frankfurt Radio, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Janacek Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, and the National Symphony in Washington D.C. As an opera conductor, she has led new productions in Frankfurt, Giessen, Tulsa, Cincinnati, Minnesota and at The Mannes School of Music in NYC. She has coached the actors on the set of the Amazon Series, Mozart in the Jungle.
St. George’s Choral Society, directed by Matthew Lewis, enriches lives through the universal and transformative power of music with a focus on the education of its members and outreach to the New York City. Committed to continuing and expanding a legacy of artistic excellence, this diverse community of amateur and professional singers has been sharing performances of great works of music, old and new, for chorus and orchestra since 1817.