The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Community Chorus will present a concert titled The Promise of Living, including Bach's Wedding Cantata No. 196, 20th century works, and performances by guest artists.
April 15, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Community Chorus, directed by Sun Min Lee, will perform a concert titled The Promise of Living at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. The program will include Bach’s Wedding Cantata No. 196, Samuel Barber’s “Sure on This Shining Night,” “Danny Boy,” arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt, and “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land,” as well as spirituals and other folk songs.
Guest artists Peter Capraro, Tina Hang, Eliot Heaton, and Henry Heaton will perform selections from Anton Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major “America,” and Meg Cognetta Heaton and Hilda Lam Collins will perform Schubert’s Fantasia in F Minor “Piano for Four Hands”.
Director Sun Min Lee earned her bachelor's degree from Presbyterian College in Seoul, Korea, and her master’s degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, N.J. She also holds an advanced diploma in Kodaly Method (music education) from the Zoltan Kodaly Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary. Lee was invited to Korea for the summer of 2001 to give a lecture at the Seoul Oratorio Festival as well as to conduct the Kwang Ju Civic Chorus. She is currently enrolled in the DMA program at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.
The Community Chorus comprises students, faculty, and staff at the Colleges and members of the surrounding community, and performs major works from the standard repertoire as well as lesser-known works deserving wider familiarity.