Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 25, 2014

 

New York Orchestra & Chorus to raise funds and awareness for Animal Haven, a no-kill shelter in Lower Manhattan

 

New York, New York, September 12, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The New York Orchestra & Chorus present a live performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy on Thursday, September 25th at 8:00pm.  This event is a Benefit Concert for Animal Haven Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in Lower Manhattan.  The concert takes place in the extraordinary acoustics of Holy Apostles Church, 296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street, in the Chelsea area of the West Side. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $20.  Cash, check, credit card accepted at the door only.  Donors of $20 or more may attend the post-concert wine & cheese reception.

 

Prior to the performance, representatives from Animal Haven will be on-site to answer questions, accept donations, and provide information.  Additionally, a small number of available animals from the shelter will be present. (weather-permitting).

 

The orchestra, chorus, and soloists are among the finest professional artists in the NYC area, all donating their time and artistry to raise funds and awareness for this very important local shelter. The performance will be conducted by Maestro Edwin Gonzales, a longtime local favorite, and a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY.  

 

Beethoven's 9th Symphony is among the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire. Considered by many to be the greatest, it continues to amaze and inspire all who listen. Completed and premiered in 1824, after the composer lost his hearing, the work features four vocals soloists and large chorus, singing the text of Friedrich Shiller's poem Ode to Joy, a fitting text for an event celebrating the unique joy that only an animal can provide.

 

Animal Haven is a non-profit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.  Founded in 1967, they operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. They also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.  Animal Haven is a 501(c)3 organization.

 

The New York Orchestra & Chorus, an elusive ensemble less than a decade old, continues to provide world-class performances in some of NYC's most interesting and unusual venues.  The group specializes in combining high-energy performance with fresh, insightful interpretations of the standard repertoire.
 

www.animalhavenshelter.org  www.holyapostlesnyc.org

 


 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Tiffany Lacey

Email: tiffanyl@ah-nyc.org

Phone: 212-274-8511

 

Animal Haven Shelter

251 Centre Street, New York, New York, 10013

Web: www.animalhavenshelter.org

 

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New York Orchestra & Chorus to raise funds and awareness for Animal Haven, a no-kill shelter in Lower Manhattan

New York, New York - The New York Orchestra & Chorus present a live performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy on Thursday, September 25th at 8:00pm.  This event is a Benefit Concert for Animal Haven Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in Lower Manhattan.  The concert takes place in the extraordinary acoustics of Holy Apostles Church, 296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street, in the Chelsea area of the West Side. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $20.  Cash, check, credit card accepted at the door only.  Donors of $20 or more may attend the post-concert wine & cheese reception. Prior to the performance, representatives from Animal Haven will be on-site to answer questions, accept donations, and provide information.  Additionally, a small number of available animals from the shelter will be present. (weather-permitting).   The orchestra, chorus, and soloists are among the finest professional artists in the NYC area, all donating their time and artistry to raise funds and awareness for this very important local shelter. The performance will be conducted by Maestro Edwin Gonzales, a longtime local favorite. The New York Orchestra & Chorus, an elusive ensemble less than a decade old, continues to provide world-class performances in some of NYC's most interesting and unusual venues.  The group specializes in combining high-energy performance with fresh, insightful interpretations of the standard repertoire.   www.animalhavenshelter.org  www.holyapostlesnyc.org

 

 

 

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