Ohio’s New Albany Symphony gets its own choir

Posted on: August 7, 2019

“New Albany’s arts community is growing. The latest addition is the New Albany Symphony Chorus, which will provide choral accompaniment to the New Albany Symphony Orchestra,” writes Sarah Sole in Monday’s (8/5) ThisWeek Community News (Columbus, OH). “The orchestra has performed… with choirs from either Capital University or Capriccio Columbus, said orchestra executive director Heather Garner. Because those groups have their own performance schedule, Garner said, they aren’t always available when the orchestra needs a choir.… Michael Martin … will be the chorus’ director. Martin …  is director of choral activities at Hilliard Darby High School and director of music at New Albany United Methodist Church. He also is the artistic director and founder of the Una Voce professional choral ensemble in Hilliard. For its holiday concert in December, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra worked with Martin’s Una Voce, Garner said. The New Albany Symphony Chorus will include some members from Martin’s groups, as well as new members, she said. ‘We’re really, really excited about it,’ she said. Martin said he looks forward to collaborating with Garner and New Albany Symphony Orchestra music director Luis Gabriel Biava [including] for ‘Mahler 2: The Resurrection’ … on Oct. 6.”

Posted August 7, 2019