New boss on New York choral scenemain
The venerable Dessoff Choirs have named Malcolm J. Merriweather as their ninth music director.
‘Malcolm is one of the bright rising stars of his generation of choral conductors,’ said Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Dessoff’s music director, 1996-2004. ‘Dessoff is close to my heart… Knowing them as I do, it is my great expectation that their new synergy with Malcolm will lead to new heights of artistic achievement.’
Malcolm Merriweather is also Director of Choirs at Brooklyn College, associate choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and music director of the Voices of Haiti children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.