Spring, 2020

World Premiere of Washington Women

by David Chase and Judith Clurman

Performance dates and locations to be announced.


January, 2020

FIND YOUR DREAM: SONGS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

with Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen

Carnegie Hall, 8PM
The New York Pops/Essential Voices USA
Steven Reineke Music Director and Conductor

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman Music Director and Conductor


December 20 and 21, 2019

A FRANK AND ELLA CHRISTMAS

with Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins

Carnegie Hall, 8PM
The New York Pops/Essential Voices USA
Steven Reineke Music Director and Conductor

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman Music Director and Conductor

Photo: used with permission © Richard Termine

December 13, 14 (DC) and 20,21 (NYC), 2019

EIGHT DAYS OF LIGHTS

by Judith Clurman and David Chase
(arr. Ryan Nowlin; orchestration by Brant Adams)

National Symphony Orchestra, The Kennedy Center
conducted by Steven Reineke

New York Pops, Essential Voices USA, Carnegie Hall
conducted by Judith Clurman

Music Published by Hal Leonard: SATB, SSA, SA


December 1, 2019

CRADLE HYMN Press Release PDF

An Acis Recording and Music Release

Streaming and Samples:
https://essentialvoicesusa.hearnow.com/cradle-hymn


Thanksgiving, 2019

Photo: Macy’s

Macy’s Singers Capture the True Spirit of Christmas: https://c2c.macysinc.com/community-articles/traditions/singing-tree-recap/

Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree Float (right before Santa Claus)
had 120 Macy’s and Delta employees performing a world premiere work conducted by Judith Clurman:

The Holidays Are Here (A Holiday Carol)

by Judith Clurman and Wesley Whatley (arr Ryan Nowlin)

Written for the 2019 Singing Tree!


November 11, 2019

Judith visiting with her friends while celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sesame Street


November 6, 2019

Lincoln Center Gala Honoring Women

Women from Essential Voices USA with the Diva Jazz Orchestra
Singing Natural Woman with Amber Iman


November, 2019

Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit

Repertoire by David Chase, Judith Clurman, Sheldon Harnick, Jeremiah Klarman, Trude Rittmann, David Shire, Jonathan Tunick

Available now from Acis Productions

Streaming and Samples:
https://essentialvoicesusa.hearnow.com/rejoice-honoring-the-jewish-spirit

Judith Clurman conductor
James Cunningham piano
Raman Ramakrishnan cello

REJOICE Press Release PDF


September 8, 2019

THE SONG OF NAMES
Distributed in the USA December 25, 2019

With Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Jonah Hauer-King

Toronto International Film Festival
September 8, 2019

World Premiere of THE SONG OF NAMES
Based on the novel by Norman Lebrecht
Directed by Francois Girard
Score composed by Howard Shore
Judith Clurman, Music Supervisor/Conductor & Coach of Vocal Music

“…the gorgeous music remains a vital character throughout. Especially at the concluding reveal, the music soars with beauty …the music score and the fine performances render this a film to see.” — BlogCritic

Francois Girard, Judith Clurman, Howard Shore: World premiere of The Song of Names, TIFF, September 8, 2019


August, 2019

Guest Faculty at the Summer Institute for the Vocal Arts
Arlington, Massachusetts

SIVA Students with Guest Teacher Judith Clurman, Lisa Tamagini (Artistic Dir.), Elaine Smith Purcell (Music Dir).
photo: ©2019 Patricia Tamagini, used with permission


 

March 1, 2019

Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit

National American Choral Directors Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

10:00-10:50 am session / 11:00-11:50 am session, Marriott Hotel

The session will present choral music inspired by Jewish themes, suitable for concert performances. It will give repertoire ideas to directors of junior and senior high schools, college and community choirs and will feature examples from Judith Clurman’s Hal Leonard series as well as other relevant works. Indiana University musicologist, Dr. Judah M. Cohen, will join Judith for the discussion of this spiritually-moving repertoire.


March 1, 2019

Music Release: Who Would You Be

Release of CD with Essential Voices USA: “Who Would You Be” by Shawn Crouch

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman conductor
James Cunningham piano
Raman Ramakrishnan cello

iTunes/Apple Music: Link
Spotify: Link


January, 2019

Choral Workshop at Norfolk State University

with Norfolk Public Schools, Virginia


December, 2018

Boston Pops Holiday Concerts

Program will include Clurman/Hochman, Stokes SONGS OF FREEDOM: A CELEBRATION OF CHANUKAH, conducted by Keith Lockhart


December 2018

Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus

World Premiere of EIGHT DAYS OF LIGHTS by Judith Clurman with David Chase.


December 21 and 22, 2018

UNDER THE MISTLETOE with ASHLEY BROWN

Carnegie Hall, 8PM
The New York Pops/Essential Voices USA
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium


Thanksgiving, 2018

Thanksgiving, 2018 NBC Television

JUDITH CLURMAN, MUSICAL DIRECTOR and CONDUCTOR

Meet the Singing Christmas Tree Choir (Macy’s.com)


November 16, 2018

SONG AND DANCE: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

Carnegie Hall, 8PM
The New York Pops/Essential Voices USA
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium


October 30th, 2018

Above: HOME by James Sizemore, with EVUSA, and Judith Clurman, Conductor. Recording Session from October 30, 2018. Courtesy of American Academy of Arts and Letters.


October 26, 2018

Essential Voices USA: Immigrant Dreams

Available now from Broadway Records
Apple Music / iTunes
Spotify

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman conductor
Randy Graff narrator
Lee Muskier piano
Raman Ramakrishnan cello

In honor of the 132nd anniversary of the dedication of the STATUE OF LIBERTY, on October 28th, Broadway Records releases IMMIGRANT DREAMS. Emmy and Grammy nominated musical director/conductor JUDITH CLURMAN conducts ESSENTIAL VOICES USA in two single recordings: GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR (Irving Berlin, music/Emma Lazarus, lyrics – arr. David Chase) with Tony Award winner RANDY GRAFF, narrator, and AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL / WHEELS OF A DREAM (Samuel A Ward, music /Katharine Lee Bates, lyrics; Stephen Flaherty, music/Lynn Ahrens, lyrics – arr. Larry Hochman) with Tony Award winner BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL, soloist.

Conductor Judith Clurman says: “These recordings honor the dreams of every immigrant who has made the United States of America their home.” She especially proud that all the lyrics on the recordings were written by women – Lynn Ahrens, Katharine Lee Bates, and Emma Lazarus.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
By Irving Berlin, arr. David Chase
with Randy Graf, narratorf

America the Beautiful/Wheels of A Dream
By Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, arr. Larry Hochman
with Brian Stokes Mitchell

Randy Graff, Brian Stokes Mitchel, Judith Clurman. Photo © Richard Termine
EVUSA, Judith Clurman, the music team and Randy Graff rehearsing Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. Photo © Richard Termine.

April 23, 2018

Dramatists Guild Foundation: Toasts at the Hudson Theater, NYC

Stephen Schwartz’s 70th Birthday Celebration
Essential Voices USA perform TESTIMONY
Joined by The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theater Ensemble
Judith Clurman, Conductor 

James Cunningham, Piano


January 7th, 2018

New Music Release: Where There Is Sadness, Joy

Essential Voices USA
Conductor, Judith Clurman

iTunes: http://apple.com
Amazon: 
http://amazon.com


December 15 and 16, 2017
Carnegie Hall, 8PM

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

The New York Pops/Megan Hilty, Guest Artist
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

Photo: The New York Pops “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”  © Richard Termine

December 11th, 2017

New Music Release: The First Noel

Essential Voices USA
Conductor, Judith Clurman
Piano, James Cunningham
Cellist, Daniel Miller
Producer, Silas Brown

iTunes: http://apple.com
Amazon: 
http://amazon.com

Judith at rehearsal with James and Danny (© Richard Termine used with permission)

Fall Recording Release

New Music Release: Testimony


TESTIMONY by Stephen Schwartz
Essential Voices USA
James Cunningham, Piano

Available at Broadway Records, iTunes, and other music sites online!

Broadway Records: https://www.broadwayrecords.com/testimony

iTunes: http://apple.co/2zYpXH4

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BHO7pE

Alonso Johnson singing (© Richard Termine used with permission)
Judith with composer Stephen Schwartz at rehearsal (© Richard Termine used with permission)