On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., the Smith Opera House will host a collaborative performance of the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble and the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale in their presentation of “A Massive Undertaking-Masses by Persichetti, Hovland and Martin.”
Directed by Professor of Music Robert Cowles, the evening includes three masses from the mid-20th century which will culminate with the glorious Mass for Double Choir by Swiss composer Frank Martin.
The HWS Colleges Chorale is a mixed vocal ensemble of students whose auditions are evaluated on vocal technique and musicianship. The Chorale traditionally performs a wide a cappella repertoire — selections from the Middle Ages to the present day. The group annually tours for four days in the spring and has released compact disc recordings.
Tickets are $5 for non-HWS students and free for HWS students. The Smith Opera House is located on 82 Seneca Street in downtown Geneva. For further information, call 315-637-3899.