Choral Chameleon is known for championing New Music for voices within the context of mixed-genre thematic programming and experiments in non-traditional staging.
Founded in 2008, by Artistic Director Vince Peterson, the organization now encompasses: a roster of professional ensemble singers, a volunteer chorus of 30-40 and an annual week-long Summer Institute for 15 emerging composers and conductors hosted in Brooklyn.
The culture of the organization marries informality, loving support and joyful curiosity with the expectation of solidly technical musicianship, constant learning and openness towards the unexpected.
Choral Chameleon’s own programming ethos seeks to dilate audience sensibilities towards the new; by the way it is paired with the familiar and by treating both with the respect they deserve.
Recent guest appearances have included:
‘Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’ at St Ann’s Warehouse (Sept/Oct 2016)
Opera America’s ‘New Opera Showcase’ at Town Hall (Jan 2017)
Collaborations with National Sawdust Artists-in-Residence:
– Sxip Shirey at Ferus Festival (Jan 2017)
– Caroline Polachek (Feb 2017)
– R.B. Schlather in Philip Glass’ ‘Madrigal Opera’ (Apr 2017).