Presented by The Forum @ St. Ann’s
Sunday, February 8, 2015
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will present Old Love, New Love, featuring vocalist Michael Winther accompanied by Joseph Thalken on piano. The hour-long concert will include performances of classic standards and new love songs by some of our best emerging contemporary theater composers and lyricists. The event takes place in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.
Winther, who has racked up countless musical theater credits, is a veteran of the Broadway and Off-Broadway stage. He has headlined numerous concerts in New York City – including playing the popular 54 Below and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series – as well as venues across the country. He has been called by Stephen Holden of the New York Times a “first-rate singer of unusual refinement” with “a voice that traverses genres.” Writing about a previous performance of a similar program, Holden said, “Winther stakes out the most fertile artistic territory in American music: the high ground where show tunes, art songs and the singer-songwriter tradition merge. [He] has both the voice and the intelligence for the job.”
Joseph Thalken is an award-winning composer of numerous theater works. Thalken has also written choral, art songs, concert and chamber music. His orchestrations can be heard on albums by Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillen, BJ Ward, and opera star Nathan Gunn, among others. As a pianist and musical director, he has toured extensively with Broadway greats Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more.
Old Love, New Love is open to the public and is a presentation of The Forum @ St. Ann’s. A suggested donation of $25.00 is requested to benefit The Forum, which seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life.
For further information, call 718-875-6960 or contact email@example.com.