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 Choral 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chorale will resume rehearsals on Tuesday, September 5.