Posted on 27 June 2017
by MMNY Staff
Wednesday June 21st was the 11th Annual Make Music New York, filled with beautiful, unique and exciting musical happenings. Keep […]
Conductor and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather is the ninth Music Director of The Dessoff Choirs. He is also Assistant Professor and Director of Choirs at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Artist-in-Residence at Union Theological Seminary, and Music Director of the “Voices of Haiti,” a 60-member children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Conducting highlights of the 2016-17 season include his critically-acclaimed Lincoln Center debut with Dessoff last month; Handel’s Messiah at Brooklyn College and the Harvard Club of New York; and Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at Brooklyn College. This season’s solo engagements include Rautavaara’s Vigilia as part of the Great Music in a Great Space series at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; the music of William Byrd with the consort of viols Parthenia; and stepping off the podium to perform Barber’s Dover Beach with Dessoff.
Merriweather has been a featured soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, the New York Choral Society, Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Bach Vespers Choir at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Manhattan School of Music; Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music; and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Syracuse University. Please visit malcolmjmerriweather.com for more information, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter@maestroweather.
Make Music Winter illustrations by Adam McCauley