The Finger Lakes Camerata, under the direction of Dennis Maxfield, will present “Carols and Lullabies” in three performances: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at First Congregational Church, East Bloomfield; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Delevan Theatre of the New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Canandaigua. The performances are open to the public and a $5 donation is suggested.
Finger Lakes Camerata, a 24-voice choral ensemble, is made up of singers from throughout the Finger Lakes region. Accompanying the group are Nathan Fischer of Rochester, guitar; Melanie Sehman of Rochester, marimba/vibraphone; and Sharon Jaynes of Canandaigua, piano.
The 11-movement piece “Carols and Lullabies” will be sung in several dialects of Spanish and in English. Other pieces will be presented in languages as diverse as Yiddish and Swedish, as well as traditional carols in English. There will also be a sing-a-long where the audience is encouraged to participate.
The concerts are funded by a grant from Rochester Area Community Foundation and Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. For more information, contact Dennis Maxfield at 585-396-0027.