Harold Brown CD Release Party

A concert/Party was held on Sunday September 23, 2012 for all who contributed to the making of the CD. The event included food, drink, live performances, and the chance to sing Renaissance favorites. The venue was the Hudson View Gardens Lounge in upper Manhattan.

There were musical Performances:

Members of the Renaissance Street Singers, directed by John Hetland, sang the six-voice In summis Gloria by Heinrich Finck, one of Harold's favorite under-recorded Renaissance composers.

Louise Schulman, viola, and Bill Zito, guitar, perfomed a selection from their new Giuliani CD.

The Tessera Quartet, joined by Louise Schulman, performed Joel Meltz's arrangement for strings of Harold's "Choral Setting No. 1," the setting of Gerard Manley Hopkins' "No worst, there is none."

The Tessera Quartet and Louise Schulman performed Harold Brown's 1935 quintet, as on the new CD.

The Tessera Quartet performed a short "dessert" work by Thomas Cabaniss, who was present.

After dinner, the vocal ensemble The Solstice Singers, led by Bill Lee, performed a preview of their September 30 Medieval Festival performance.

All were invited to join in open singing of Renaissance favorites, led by John Hetland and Joel Meltz.

Click here for Pictures from the concert/party

The CD is TROY1352 from ALBANY Records.