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Choral Union to Resume Rehearsals

08/25/2010 

The Choral Union, under the direction of Stephen B. Wilson, Performing Arts Department, will resume rehearsals for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 30. Rehearsals will be held at 7 p.m. in Dowd Fine Arts Building, Room 108.

There is no fee for membership, nor is there an audition required. All singers committed to artistic choral singing are welcome. A special invitation is extended to basses and tenors.

The ensemble consists of SUNY students, faculty and staff who are joined by adult volunteer singers from central New York. Numbering 55 to 70 singers, the group most recently performed “St. Matthew Passion” by J. S. Bach on Good Friday.

The fall repertoire will consist of Mozart’s “Te Deum;” Handel’s imaginative birthday ode to Queen Anne, “Eternal Source of Light Divine;” the same composer’s brief “Psalm 26;” and Schubert’s “Adieu! ‘Tis Love’s Last Greeting.”

The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Dowd Fine Arts Theater. Noted pianist/harpsichordist Alan Giambattista will provide keyboard accompaniment.

The group will also perform on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, as part of The Arts At Grace’s annual December concert at Grace Episcopal Church, 13 Court St., Cortland. They will sing the brilliant renaissance motet for double chorus and six-part brass ensemble, Giovanni Gabrieli’s “In Ecclesiis.” 

For more information, contact Wilson by e-mail or at (607) 753-4615.