The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale and Cantori will sing music from Dietrich Buxtehude, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel and Marc-Antoine Charpentier in their fall concert.
December 2, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale and Cantori present an evening of sacred choral works at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at St. John's Chapel on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Under the direction of Robert Cowles, associate professor of music, the groups will perform, with orchestra, pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The concert includes works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, and will conclude with a performance of the “Midnight Mass for Christmas” by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Admission is free and the public is invited.
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.