"The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins" DCINY Choral Concert on January 18 at 7 p.m.

Carnegie Hall

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Renowned orchestra and chorus pay homage to the composer of contemporary masterpieces “Adiemus” and “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace”

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  • $10 for one ticket for seating in the rear parquet (up to $20 value)
  • $30 for one ticket for seating in the second tier (up to $60 value)
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The Program

Most people know the music of Sir Karl Jenkins. They just know it by the wrong name. The propulsive strings of Palladio’s first movement are likely more familiar as “those De Beers Diamonds ads with the silhouettes,” and you might know his most famous work—the lilting, New Age-inflected chorale “Adiemus”—as “the dolphin song in the Pure Moods commercial.” But it’s Jenkins’ music that people remember long after the ads are forgotten, and the power of those compositions rocketed the one-time jazz musician to awards, honorary doctorates, a Chancellor’s Medal, and a knighthood.

Conductor Jonathan Griffith brings the Welsh composer’s oeuvre out of the TV and into the symphony hall with the help of the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra, a pan-global chorus comprised of 16 participating ensembles, four soloists, and the somersaulting dolphins that materialize whenever “Adiemus” is performed live.

  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace: Blending writings from Rudyard Kipling, Hiroshima survivor Sankichi Toge, the Book of Psalms, and the Islamic Call to Prayer, The Armed Man confronts the horrors of war before ending with a hopeful entreaty for peace.
  • Songs of Sanctuary: Also the name of Jenkins’ first album, the nine-song cycle contains “Adiemus,” a groundbreaking hybrid of classical and world music that has added an epic lift to everything from Delta commercials to Pure Moods compilations.
  • Te Deum: The city of Liverpool commissioned this sacred choral composition in 2008. According to the Liverpool Echo, Jenkins delivered “a joyous, theatrical piece of music” that starts with a fanfare worthy of Gershwin and progresses through a percussive march before spiraling up into the heavens.

Distinguished Concerts International New York

An artist, Distinguished Concerts International New York's website shares, is "an individual who continually seeks to improve, to grow, and aspires to perform at a higher level." The people behind this definition are DCINY co-founders Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, and it's a definition their musicians fulfill. To do so, they collaborate and express themselves while both performing famed Mozart compositions and leading educational events.

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