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Holidays at Hendricks Expands to Two Shows, Set for Dec. 8
Syracuse University invites the Central New York (CNY) community to “Holidays at Hendricks,” which for the first time will be expanded to two performances in Hendricks Chapel.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, two identical performances will take place at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The addition of an earlier show will ensure that more guests receive an opportunity to attend this annual holiday event.
Increased student participation is an additional highlight of this year’s Holidays at Hendricks. The Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra, the student orchestra of the Setnor School of Music, will perform at both concerts.
Doors to Hendricks Chapel will open 30 minutes prior to each concert start time. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Financial donations in support of Hendricks Chapel outreach programs, such as the food pantry, will be accepted throughout the day. The community is also invited to a reception at the Heroy Geology Laboratory lobby following the 7:30 p.m. concert.
Public parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis in Irving Garage and the Hillside lot. Those who require accessible parking or would like more information about the event may call the chapel at 315.443.2901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An ongoing CNY tradition hosted by Hendricks Chapel and the Setnor School of Music, Holidays at Hendricks celebrates the sounds of the season and is anchored by the Hendricks Chapel Choir and its director José “Peppie” Calvar. The newly formatted, student-centered performance features the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra directed by James Tapia, the international award-winning Syracuse University Singers, under the direction of John Warren, and Syracuse University’s combined vocal jazz ensembles, directed by Professor Jeff Welcher. The Crouse Chorale (soprano/alto choir) and Setnor Sonority (tenor/bass choir), directed by Hillary Ridgley and Peppie Calvar, respectively, will also join the production.
“As we celebrate Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial, we recognize the diverse religious and spiritual perspectives among our students and our University community. In our diversity, we come together in this festive season to celebrate 150 years of impact at Syracuse,” says Hendricks Chapel Choir director Peppie Calvar. “We honor the visionary leadership that has brought us to this point, and the extraordinary accomplishments of the Orange family spread throughout the globe. Our student performers represent the next generation of visionaries and leaders ready to propel our society to a bright and promising future. We look forward to sharing their talents with you at Holidays at Hendricks 2019.”