POSTS: CDH

June 9, 2014

Hit or Myth

This Friday, June 13, New York Polyphony will perform Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli (“Pope Marcellus Mass”) as part of the inaugural season of the Early Music Festival New York City. To handle the six voice writing (seven in the final Agnus!) we will be joined by our friends tenor Andrew Fuchs, soprano […]


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December 21, 2013

Nowel, Noel, Nowell!

It’s Advent, and because New York Polyphony sings a lot in December, we encounter the word noel a great deal. If you’re like me, you’ve not thought much about the word noel and what it means.  My first time encountering the word was as a small child when I learned the popular Christmas carol “The First Nowell”. […]


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December 1, 2013

The 5th Man

I’m currently reading How Music Works by David Byrne. It’s a strange hybrid: a combination of autobiography and economics primer. In the opening chapter Byrne discusses the idea that the acoustic space available to a composer is what ultimately determines the format of the piece of music he/she writes. As he explains, the rock club […]


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June 26, 2013

Too much of a good thing?

What do you do when there is too much of a good thing? You make that good thing even better! If you have recently been enjoying summer and haven’t checked our website or Facebook page, you might not have seen that we are running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a music video. The […]


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December 28, 2012

Thirty (two) out of fifty

It’s the time of the year when we look back and take stock.  What have we seen?  Where have we been?  What’s left to do? Admission: NEW YORK POLYPHONY WANTS TO PERFORM IN ALL FIFTY STATES! How are we doing?  Here’s a map of the United States, color-coded for your viewing pleasure. (It’s a bit small […]


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October 17, 2012

A (partial) SkyMall Wishlist

Deepen your connection with NYP: Gift us MASSIVE wine glasses! New York Polyphony just returned home from our October tour. We performed 8 concerts in 8 cities in 12 days; we gave 7 master classes, presented one educational demonstration, and sang one private house concert. This tour also brought us 3 state debuts, in Tennessee, […]


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March 19, 2011

NYP > one-trick ponies

There have been so many exciting developments to report over the past few months that it’s easy to overlook the work we do as individuals. Here’s a quick look at what’s everyone is up to at the moment… CHRIS has a few solo projects on the horizon including a performance with Ensemble for the Romantic […]


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September 25, 2010

Singing in the rain

This week New York Polyphony gave its first performance in the great north: Minnesota!  For me, it was my first time to the state.  We performed at St. Olaf College, and, no, for all our friends, Rose Nylund was nowhere to be found.  St. Olaf College is actually in Northfield, south of the Twin Cities.  […]


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