Founded in 1977 and still under the direction of conductor and organist Walter Klauss, Musica Viva lends credence to the idea that you simply can’t have too much choral music in New York. Each season, the tandem ensemble of chorus and orchestra consistently provides its audiences with opportunity to enjoy early music on period instruments, newer choral compositions, and international gems representative of the world’s most gifted choral composers. While Musica Viva events are not priced with the most frugal concertgoer in mind, the performances are solid and the atmosphere of the full-fledged concerts is appropriately regal.
Musica Viva of New York Information
- Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by subway lines 6 at 77th Street; the 4, 5, and 6 at 86th Street; and buses M98, M101, M102, and M103)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four performances are given per season
- Ticket Prices: $30 per concert
- Subscriptions: Four concert subscription available for $100
- Membership: Memberships start at $100 and can reach up to $3,000+. Depending on donor level, benefits can include preferred seating, invites to special events and dress rehearsals, and free season subscriptions.