Hendricks Chapel Choir, SU Brass Ensemble to present repertoire of holiday offerings during annual concert on Dec. 7 in Hendricks Chapel
Hendricks Chapel Choir, SU Brass Ensemble to present repertoire of holiday offerings during annual concert on Dec. 7 in Hendricks ChapelNovember 26, 2008Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The concert will begin in the chapel at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item; items collected will be donated to the Eastern Farm Workers Association.
Public parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Quad 1 lot (accessible via Crouse Drive), the Quad 3 lot (accessible via Sims Drive, with entrance between Bowne Hall and Carnegie Library), the Quad 4 lot (accessible via College Place) and also in the Irving Garage.
For the second year, through a unique collaboration between SU and WCNY, the 90-minute concert will be broadcast by WCNY on both television and radio, and streamed on the Internet. Broadcast times for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, are 6 p.m. on the radio and Internet and 9 p.m. on television. Broadcast times for Christmas Day, Dec. 25, are 8 a.m. on the radio and Internet and 2 p.m. on television.
WCNY-FM (CLASSIC-FM) is found at 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica and 90.9 in Watertown, and Internet streams can be found on the Web at http://www.wcny.org. WCNY-TV is found on Channel 24 or Time Warner Channel 11.
During the concert, the two groups will perform both individually and in combination. The choir will be directed by John Warren and the brass ensemble by James Spencer. University Organist Kola Owolabi will provide accompaniment. This year’s program includes music by Brahms, Bruckner, Handel, Victoria and contemporary American Morten Lauridsen, as well as traditional carols.
The Hendricks Chapel Choir is a select, voice-mixed choir of about 40 students that provides music for the Sunday morning interdenominational Protestant service at SU, as well as for various campus events. The choir presents annual holiday and spring concerts, and tours internationally every four years. The choir will tour South America in May 2009.
The SUBE, housed in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, is composed of members of the SU faculty and staff, the SUNY Upstate Medical University faculty and staff, and accomplished musicians from surrounding communities. The SUBE presents about 18 performances per year, including the annual Fourth of July celebration with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra at the New York State Fairgrounds. The ensemble’s repertoire includes music from all major musical periods and often features new compositions commissioned by nationally known composers.
For more information on the concert, contact Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901.