Montclair State University’s Vocal Accord, the John J. Cali
School of Music chamber choir, will be performing The Legend of Zelda™:
Symphony of the Goddesses Second Quest at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 1,
2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Based on the popular Nintendo video game series, The
Legend of Zelda™, Second Quest is the first video
game-themed concert to feature a complete four-movement symphony showcasing the
work of Nintendo composer and sound director, Koji Kondo. The multi-media event
will feature a live symphony orchestra and choir, stunning new visuals and
music recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda™ games, Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker,
A Link to the Past and Twilight Princess.
Formed in 2010 by Director of Choral Activities Heather J.
Buchanan, Vocal Accord is an extracurricular, project-based chamber choir comprising
students from the Montclair State University Singers. On occasion, choral
alumni also sing in the choir, as is the case with Zelda. The size and composition of the choir varies according to
the current project.
In June 2012 Vocal Accord toured Europe, performing in
Austria and Italy. The University-produced documentary American
Voices featured this tour experience and aired on NJTV. In August 2013
the first Zelda performance (the
first quest) was performed at NJPAC with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Buchanan describes the Zelda
project as “a ground-breaking multimedia event that gives our students a
valuable opportunity to perform in a dynamic and fast-paced professional
environment, while also bringing a live music experience to many people who
would not ordinarily find themselves in a symphonic concert.”
“It’s an exciting concert,” she says. “It’s also a
tremendous opportunity for our singers to gain recognition for their excellent
work in New York.”
This season Vocal Accord will give performances on campus
and at venues throughout the tri-state area, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill
Tickets to the November 1 concert are available from The Theater at Madison Square Garden. A 15 percent discount is available to members and friends of the University community. Use the ticket code “Bokoblin” to receive the discount for box office, online and phone orders.