Sanctuary Road: An oratorio inspired by the writings of William Still, conductor for the Underground Railroad
Music by Paul Moravec / Text by Mark Campbell
We Are One
Monday, MaY 7, 2018, 8:00 pm
Malcolm J.Merriweather, Baritone
Conductor and baritone, Malcolm J. Merriweather is Music Director of New York City’s Dessoff Choirs, known for performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. An Assistant Professor, he is Director of Choral Studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and Artistic Director of Voices of Haiti, a 60-member children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, operated by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.
Solo engagements for this season include Fauré’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem with Christopher Shepard and the Masterwork Chorus. Mr. Merriweather has also premiered contemporary solo works by Eve Beglarian, John Liberatore, Ju Ri Seo, Douglas Fisk, and James Adler, and he has been a fellowship recipient at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and at Tanglewood Music Center.
Malcolm Merriweather holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the studio of Kent Tritle at the Manhattan School of Music. He received Master of Music degrees in conducting and voice from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Syracuse University, summa cum laude. He performed with the Society during its 2015 tour of Germany.