Colleges Chorale and Cantori Offer Two Spring Concerts – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Colleges Chorale and Cantori Offer Two Spring Concerts

On two dates, the Colleges Chorale and Cantori will give their Boston tour concerts at home, singing music from the 19th and 20th centuries.

April 10, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Fresh from their Boston tour, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale and Cantori will give their spring concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at St. John's Chapel on the Colleges campus. Admission is free.

Directed by Kelly Hudson, interim director of choral music at the Colleges and director of the Cornell University Chorale, the chorale will perform music from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Claude Debussy’s Trois Chansons, German part songs by Robert Schumann Anton Bruckner’s motets, and folk songs of England and Canada, set by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Donald Patriquin.

The Colleges Chorale, the premier vocal ensemble on the Hobart and William Smith campus, is an auditioned ensemble of about 30 voices. The group performs a wide range of choral repertoire, mainly a cappella, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The members of the Chorale have a broad range of interests and represent several different majors on the HWS campus, from art history to chemistry.

The Colleges Cantori is a chamber vocal ensemble comprised of members from the Colleges Chorale. Since the group’s formation in 1993 this group has performed a wide variety of music, from an annual commissioning project to a Madrigal Dinner. This semester the group is performing a collection of 16th-century madrigals and chansons.

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