Tuesday, April 4, 2023 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (EDT)

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, the Riverside Choral Society, led by director Patrick Gardner, presents A Celebration of Love and Joy. The group will be joined by the Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir, Rutgers University Glee Club, and Riverside Choral Society Orchestra. The program features a classic mass by Beethoven, a contemporary mass by André J. Thomas, and a major work of Johannes Brahms.

About Riverside Choral Society

The Riverside Choral Society has made a specialty of presenting finely tuned performances of great classical works with full orchestra and highly esteemed soloists. Under the baton of acclaimed director Patrick Gardner, who is also the director of choral activities at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, RCS has performed major works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Britten, Pärt, Fauré, Harrison, Orff, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Verdi, and many others at major concert halls throughout the city. RCS has been a featured performer with the Mostly Mozart Festival since 1998, with the Kirov Orchestra with Valery Gergiev conducting at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, and at the Wall-to-Wall concerts at Symphony Space, among others. Through Patrick Gardner's inspiring leadership, rehearsals with this congenial and welcoming group are not only an opportunity to obtain an intimate and historical knowledge of each piece, but to perfect the craft of singing and choral artistry.


About Joel Dyson, soprano

Joel Dyson, a native New Orleanian, received her Bachelor of Vocal Performance from Eastman School of Music. Dyson has appeared in a vast array of performances and venues, representing global cultures and prestige, such as the New Orleans Opera Association, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and her role as Ti Moune in the Tony Award Broadway production, Once on this Island. Dyson has opened for John Legend, and has toured the breadth of the northeastern region of North America and Canada with Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr.