Dear Faculty and Staff: The resurgence of the COVID-19 virus around our country is intensifying on the heels of holiday travel and gatherings. Here in Onondaga County, we are experiencing rising infection rates and an uptick in hospitalizations. In response,…
Holidays at Hendricks to be Broadcast Online on Dec. 6
All are invited to celebrate the holiday season with “Holidays at Hendricks,” which for the first time will be broadcast exclusively online.
The broadcast will air Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., and will include performances pre-recorded at Hendricks Chapel, featuring student ensembles and faculty from the University’s Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
“Holding this annual holiday tradition online is an exciting opportunity to expand the audience, while keeping our community safe,” says Hendricks Chapel Choir Director José “Peppie” Calvar, who is also an associate professor in the Setnor School of Music. “Students, families and alumni will be able to experience the magic of ‘Holidays at Hendricks’ from around the world, for the first time ever.”
The program is free and open to all. Registration for the broadcast is required and is open now on the University’s Cuse Community website.
“Since its dedication in 1930, Hendricks Chapel has sought to extend its reach far beyond the boundaries of a building,” says Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol. “This year, at a time when countless citizens are thirsting for grace and hungering for peace, we hope to bring the spiritual heart of campus into the hearts and homes of our campus community. I am proud of the dedicated efforts of our students, faculty and staff, as this program will indeed serve as food for the soul.”
An ongoing Central New York 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. The student-centered event will include performances by the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra, directed by James Tapia, associate professor in the Setnor School; and the international award-winning Syracuse University Singers, under the direction of John Warren, professor in the Setnor School. Performances featuring the Hendricks Chapel organ will be offered by Augustine Sobeng G’21 and University Organist Anne Laver, assistant professor in the Setnor School. Crouse Chorale and Setnor Sonority directed by Wendy Moy, assistant professor in the Setnor School, and Peppie Calvar, respectively, will also join the production.