April 17, 2000 Geneva, NY – The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale, under the direction of Robert Cowles, associate professor of music, will begin a three-city tour of its spring concert and bring the performance home to Geneva in May.
The Chorale's annual spring tour is a full-length concert. The 39-voice ensemble will present secular and sacred works from the Renaissance, anthems by George Frideric Handel, and folksongs from the Jewish tradition as well as from the British Isles. In addition, the chamber vocal ensemble Cantori will perform the a newly commissioned work titled “In the Hands of the Tongue” by Illinois composer Jan Bach. Bach's daughter, Eva, is a William Smith senior and a member of the 19-voice ensemble.
The group will perform in Syracuse, New York, and in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, April 26, through Sunday, April 30. In Syracuse, the Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at the First Baptist Church, 408 Pleasant St., Manlius. In Harrisburg, the Chorale will perform on Thursday, April 27, in the Temple Ohev Sholom. In Philadelphia, the Chorale will make two performances. One on Friday, April 29, at the Zion Mennonite Church, and another on Sunday, April 29, at the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.
The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale will perform home concerts at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, in St. John's Chapel on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Campus. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
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