A Scandinavian Success!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Earlier this month, Society for Universal Sacred Music took its first ever International Tour with SUSM Artistic Director and Conductor Harold Rosenbaum leading The New York Virtuoso Singers in performances in Denmark and Sweden. The program featured new American sacred works by Roger Davidson, as well as traditional American spirituals and others. While not singing, the choir and the SUSM support team had a chance to take in the sights of these beautiful countries.

Den lille havfrue ( The Little Mermaid)










NYVS at St Petri Kyrka, Malmo, Sweden






NYVS at Helligandskirken, Coppenhangen, Denmark







For more pictures from the tour, please visit our Facebook page. The stateside reprise concert was held at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, New York City,  as part of Make Music New York’s citywide music celebration. Read what the New York Times had to say about us:

“…Harold Rosenbaum and his New York Virtuoso Singers performed “Greetings to Denmark,” a program they had sung in Denmark and Sweden a couple of weeks before, much of it skillfully composed by Roger Davidson, the founder and president of the Society for Universal Sacred Music, which presented the concert.

Here the chorus proved heroic, holding forth in direct sunlight and blistering heat…”.

This appeared in the Friday, June 22nd music review section of the New York Times.