Nicknamed "America's Singing Ambassadors" by the press, the Choir has toured throughout the world, bringing the name of Centenary College to audiences in 32 countries on six continents. The Choir is well-known for its engaging visual and aural appeal, and for its heartfelt connections to audiences.
The group has the high distinction of having performed seven times at the White House, two lengthy engagements at Radio City Music Hall, for American Choral Directors and International Lions Club conventions, for numerous conferences of the United Methodist Church, at famed cathedrals such as Notre Dame in Paris and St. Peters in Rome, and in renowned concert venues such as the Sydney Opera House.
ABOUT PRISMA VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Prisma Vocal Ensemble is Shreveport/Bossier's first semi-professional chorus. The ensemble is committed to presenting quality performances of world-class repertoire, collaborating with area artists, and compensating singers for their dedication.
ABOUT LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 - October 14, 1990) was a world-renowned musician throughout his entire adult life. He served as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and conducted the world's major orchestras, recording hundreds of performances. His books and the televised Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic established him as a leading educator.
Bernstein's compositions include
Jeremiah, The Age of Anxiety, Kaddish, Serenade, Five Anniversaries, Mass, Chichester Psalms, Slava!, Songfest, Divertimento for Orchestra, Missa Brevis, Arias and Barcarolles, Concerto for Orchestra, and A Quiet Place.
He also composed for the Broadway musical stage, creating masterpieces such as
On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide
, and the immensely popular
West Side Story
. In addition to the
West Side Story
collaboration, Bernstein worked with choreographer Jerome Robbins on three major ballets,
Fancy Free, Facsimile,
. Bernstein was the recipient of many honors, including the Antoinette Perry Tony Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Theater, 11 Emmy awards, the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors.
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