Aaron DuBois, a Charles W. Baker High School senior, has been named Syracuse Chorale's 2017 Voices of Tomorrow Scholarship winner. The $500 award is given to a Central New York high school senior who plans to continue participating in community choral activities after graduation. Chorale has given the competitive annual award since 2005 as a way to encourage young musicians to participate in community musical programs as adults.
The Syracuse Chorale closes the 2016-2017 season with a choral workshop June 3 and a concert June 4. Both events are at DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd. East. The Second Annual Chorale Collaborative will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3. Syracuse Chorale will host the Hannibal High School chorus, under the direction of Denise Ellis, and the Nottingham High School chorus, under the direction of Alicia Bronzetti. The event, developed by Chorale’s artistic director, Peppie Calvar, supports Chorale’s goals of promoting musical excellence and dedication to life-long participation in music-making.
Each ensemble will sing two pieces. After each performance, the director of another ensemble will interact directly with the performing choir and director, providing feedback on their performance, highlighting the performers’ strengths, and suggesting ways to improve. All three groups have rehearsed Tshotsholoza, the unofficial anthem of South Africa, to perform together.
The collaborative is open by invitation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Chorale presents “Wayfaring Stranger” at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 4 at the church. The concert takes its name from Wayfaring Stranger, the American folk and gospel song that dates to the early 19th century. Our repertoire reflects the transcendental medium of choral music to move our minds and hearts to faraway lands without ever leaving home. The program includes Loch Lomond, a Scottish folk song arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Un Canadien Errant, a French Canadian folk song arranged by Donald Kendrick, and two traditional spirituals arranged by Rollo Dilworth.
The concert is directed by Calvar, Chorale’s artistic director since July 2015. He teaches music and performance at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music. He also directs the Hendricks Chapel Choir. Jolanis Alexandre is accompanist.
Concert tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance. Advance tickets are $12, available at www.syracusechorale.org or from Chorale members. Guests 18 and under are admitted free.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. A grant from Syracuse Sounds of Music Association also supported this project.
The 50-member choir performs under the direction of Dr. Peppie Calvar, Tickets at the door are $15; children accompanied by an adult are admitted free. For ticket information, call 315-446- 6333 or email email@example.com.
Chorale will resume rehearsals on Tuesday, September 5.
The Syracuse Chorale presents Our Fondest Memories on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd. East. The concert includes popular choral pieces, some recommended by members, that evoke strong memories. The program includes “Lacrymosa” from Mozart’s Requiem,” “Sleep“ by Eric Whitacre, and “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” arranged by Roy Ringwald. The latter features lines from “The New Colossus,” written in 1883 by American poet Emma Lazarus to raise money for a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty.
The concert reflects Syracuse Chorale’s belief in the power of choral music to provide solace in difficult times. One line from a song on the program captures this perfectly. In “Earth Song,” Frank Ticheli writes: “ … music and singing have been my refuge, and music and singing shall be my light.”
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.
The 50-member choir performs under the direction of Dr. Peppie Calvar, Chorale’s artistic director since July 2015. He teaches music and performance at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music. He also directs the Hendricks Chapel Choir. Jolanis Alexandre is accompanist.
Advance tickets are $12, available at www.syracusechorale.org or from Chorale members. Tickets at the door are $15; children accompanied by an adult are admitted free. For ticket information, call 315-446-6333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chorale will present its final concert of the season on June 4. New members are welcome at the first rehearsal for that concert on Tuesday, April 4.
Syracuse Chorale is a non-audition choir that aspires to create beautiful music in a welcoming community for singers at all levels. We aim to create a community of musicians that enjoys performing, is committed to excellence and is eager to keep learning and growing its musical excellence. Chorale typically offers three performances each season. The choir was formed in 1953 and is run by a volunteer, elected board. The choir rehearses 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays at DeWitt Community Church. For more information, follow the Syracuse Chorale on Facebook, visit www.syracusechorale.org or email email@example.com.
We are proud to announce Syracuse Chorale has been awarded a grant through the CNY Arts Organization to support our April, 2017 Concert.