Conductor Judith Clurman

Conducts Roberto Sierra’s Gloria from Missa Latina, Reason to be Thankful by Larry Hochman  and Sheldon Harnick, Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah and The Cycle of Grace by John Glover and Kelley Rourke  

Essential Voices USA to perform

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM.


Judith Clurman conducts The Composer Speaks: Reason To Be Thankful at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450. 37th St (between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City, at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  This event is being performed under the auspices of The Composer Speaks series, which is sponsored by Clurman’s Essential Voices USA.  The Composer Speaks workshops involve a presentation of musical selections followed by a discussion between the composers, librettists, conductor Judith Clurman, and audience members about musical choices and compositional techniques.


The performance on December 10 features an innovative and diverse selection of holiday music. EVUSA will premiere Judith Clurman’s choral adaptation of Roberto Sierra’sGloria from Missa Latinagive the first public performance of Reason to be Thankful by Larry Hochman (composer) and Sheldon Harnick (librettist), and also perform Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah, a thrilling new arrangement of Chanukah music by Clurman, Hochman, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, along with baritone soloist Steven Moore.  During the concert, the audience will learn the Thanksgiving song The Cycle of Grace by John Glover (composer) and Kelley Rourke (librettist).  The evening will conclude with an audience sing-a-long of traditional holiday carols! Refreshments will be served.

TICKETS:  Available at the door or by clicking

Admission is $50.00 per ticket ($25.00 tax deductible) seating is limited.

 RAFFLE:  To be held after the event.