Colleges Chorale and Cantori Offer Spring Concert – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Colleges Chorale and Cantori Offer Spring Concert

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale and Cantori will sing sacred English anthems, works by Estonian composers, and traditional folk selections in their spring concert.

April 9, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chorale will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, and Saturday, April 26, in St. John's Chapel, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The Colleges Chorale, directed by Associate Professor of Music Robert Cowles, will perform a collection of secular and sacred works from the Renaissance to the present day. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The program will include sacred English anthems, works by Estonian composers, and traditional folk selections. In addition, the chamber group Cantori will perform a new work by Kansas composer Craig Weston, and pianist Troy Slocum will perform Chopin's Ballade in G Minor.

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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