Amuse Singers will be performing Jan Gilbert’s Thillana Tuesday, June 13 at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd Street, NYC, and Wednesday, June 14 at Church of the Heavenly Rest at Fifth Ave and 90th St. NYC. Both concerts are at 7:30pm. This program features work by contemporary composers who draw on the tonalities and rhythms of non-Western music, featuring Jan Gilbert's THILLANA, Abbie Betinis' From Behind the Caravan, and works by Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Gabriela Lena Frank, Ivan Moody, and Jaakko Mantyjarva.
Amuse is a small ensemble founded by Lee Ryder in the fall of 2003 to bring music written for women’s voices to New York audiences. An often overlooked area of choral literature, this repertory comprises serious works by a wide variety of composers throughout the last twelve centuries. Writing in the New York Times, Allan Kozinn said, “This choir’s real magic is in its delicate balance of serenity and intensity...a pure transparent tone and solid ensemble.”