Yale Camerata, Glee Club, and Schola Cantorum
Stefan Parkman, guest conductor
Ian Tomesch, organ
Music of Alfvén, Bossi, Buxtehude, Mäntyjärvi, Martin, Rabe, Sandström and Söderman
Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven
Free; no tickets required. Presented in collaboration with the Yale Glee Club.
Continuing an annual tradition, three Yale choral ensembles will present a joint concert with a noted guest conductor on Sunday, February 26 at 4 PM in Woolsey Hall. The Yale Camerata, Glee Club, and Schola Cantorum will each perform a section of the program, and will join forces with Ian Tomesch at the console of the Newberry Organ for the concert’s concluding piece, Cantate Domino by Enrico Bossi, written for the Westminster Abbey organ and choirs in 1892. Also on the program are works of Alfvén,Buxtehude, Mäntyjärvi, Martin, Rabe, Sandström, and Söderman.
Guest conductor Stefan Parkman specializes in a cappella choral music, focusing on Scandinavian repertoire. Since 1983 he has led the Academy Chamber Choir of Uppsala. He has served as Chief Conductor of the Danish Radio Choir and the Swedish Radio Choir, and led the Royal Philharmonic Choir of Stockholm and the Uppsala Cathedral Boy’s Choir. He regularly guest conducts renowned choirs worldwide, including the Rundfunkchor Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, MDR Radio Choir Leipzig, NDR Radio Choir Hamburg, SWR Vokalensemble, Bavarian Radio Choir, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Choir Academy, Netherlands Radio Choir, and Choeur de Radio France. Stefan Parkman is a sought-after conductor for master classes and workshops.
His discography includes numerous recordings with the Odense Symphony, the Danish Radio Choir and the Swedish Radio Choir, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Academy Chamber Choir of Uppsala for Chandos, BIS, Vanguard Classics, Musica Sveciae, dacapo, and Wergo. His recording of Ernst Pepping’s The Passion according to St. Matthew with the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Coviello Classics) was awarded the Echo Klassik 2009 for the best recording of a choral work of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The New Haven concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.