Tony Patterson, the popular accompanist for the Alma College Choir for the past 22 years, will perform two works with Director Everett McCorvey and the National Chorale at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Friday, Nov. 3.
“Everett McCorvey is a friend and colleague from the Bay View summer music festival in Petoskey where I have been artist-in-residence for many years,” says Patterson. “We’ve collaborated a number of times, and he asked me to do this concert.”
Patterson and the National Chorale will perform a two piano/percussion/choral version of “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff and a two piano (his own arrangement)/percussion/choral version of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” which the Alma Choir performed last April.
It will be the second time Patterson has performed at Lincoln Center.
The National Chorale, described as New York City’s premier choral organization, is celebrating its 49th season of concerts at Lincoln Center.
Patterson has won multiple state and regional competitions for his musical talent. He has recorded a series of original compositions for dance with Cherie Noble (Brio Recordings) and a new CD of original orchestrated ballet pieces with Alma College faculty and students. He regularly arranges music for choral, instrumental and piano chamber ensembles.