Tanglewood Festival Chorus Marks 50th Anniversary With Resurrection Symphony Broadcast
The Tanglewood Festival Chorus is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special broadcast this weekend.
The chorus was supposed to mark the day with a performance at the Linde Center at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on Saturday. Instead, WCRB will broadcast a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection recorded by the chorus in 2018 under the conduction of Andris Nelson – the first piece the chorus ever performed in 1970.
“Nothing can be more appropriate, of course, for the Easter weekend than the Resurrection symphony itself – and it has one of the most famous choral finales, with the chorus coming in very, very softly, and singing unaccompanied after a good hour of orchestral music,” said Boston Symphony Orchestra Choral Director and Conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus James Burton.
The summer Tanglewood schedule remains uncertain during the pandemic.