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Danbury Concert Chorus
June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Program to be announced
David Recca, Music Director Candidate
David Recca, is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at the Conservatory of Music of Purchase College, SUNY. There he directs the Purchase College Chorus and Purchase Chamber Singers, he is a frequent guest conductor of the Purchase Symphony Orchestra, and he teaches a variety of undergraduate courses including music history, music theory, ear training, and conducting. He is also the director of the Southern Connecticut Camerata, a Norwalk-based early music ensemble known for its incisive and historically informed interpretations of early music ranging from renaissance madrigals to medieval motets. He is beginning his fourth season as the assistant director of the New Amsterdam Singers, a fixture in Manhattan’s choral scene which has been championing new works by living composers for over 40 seasons. He has also served as assistant conductor of Mercury Opera Rochester, principal assistant conductor of the Yale Camerata, and artistic director of Madrigalia Via, whose performances were hailed as “sinfully blissful” by the Wall Street Journal. He has prepared choirs for conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, David Hill, Masaaki Suzuki, Simon Carrington, Erwin Ortner, and Sir Gilbert Levine.
In May 2014, David completed the coursework and performing requirements for the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting at the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music and a Performer’s Certificate in Vocal Coaching and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition from Purchase College. He is a proud resident of Danbury, Connecticut.