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Concert Series Begins

The HWS Community Chorus hosted its annual fall concert on Nov. 29 at the Geneva Presbyterian Church. Led by director Rayvon T.J. Moore, a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, the HWS Community Chorus comprises students, faculty and staff at the Colleges, and members from the surrounding community. The 50-voice ensemble performs major works from the standard repertoire as well as lesser-known works deserving wider familiarity.

The Nov. 29 program included works by Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, Susan LaBarr, Dale Warland, André Thomas, Felix Mendelssohn, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christopher Tye, John Rutter and Igor Stravinsky.  The Colleges Community Chorus performs two concerts a year, often with orchestral accompaniment.

A nationally recognized conductor, Moore leads workshops at the University of Michigan and for the National Collegiate Choral Organization. He is the former assistant conductor at California State University Fullerton. As a baritone, he has performed back-up vocals for artists including The Rolling Stones and Barry Manilow.

Other upcoming performances at the Colleges include:

Improvisation Ensemble
Bob Barbuto, director
Friday, Dec. 1, 9 p.m., Froelich Hall

Jazz Ensemble
Karl Stabnau, director
Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 p.m., Froelich Hall

Percussion and Classical Guitar Ensembles
Anthony Calabrese and Ben Ellis, directors
Monday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Froelich Hall

String Ensemble
Peter Rovit, director
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Froelich Hall

Community Wind Ensemble
Will Talley, director
Thursday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Vandervort Room

Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Greg Wachala, director
Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Froelich Hall