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American Concert Choir (Choir)

Founded: 1950 - New York, USA

Margaret Hillis founded in 1950 the Tanglewood Alumni Chorus, which later became the American Concert Choir (and had also been known as the New York Concert Choir) - the first professional resident choir in the USA. Her concerts received superb critical notices. After attending a rehearsal of her American Concert Choir and Orchestra of New York in 1954, Fritz Reiner conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, employed Margaret Hillis and her ensemble with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during the next three seasons.

Source: Notable American women: a biographical dictionary completing the twentieth century by Susan Ware, Stacy Lorraine Braukman (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), p. 299; Women & music: a history by Karin Pendle
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Robert Craft

Choir

BWV 131, BWV 198 [Chorus Master: Margaret Hillis]

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