1998-1999 concert season schedule

Sunday, November 1st, 1998, 4:00PM
St. John's Episcopal Church, Ithaca, New York

    Contemporary Voices: Rejoice and Sing Come explore the glory of choral singing with us. Featured works include Benjamin Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb", Persichetti's "Song of Peace", Ives' "Psalm 90", and the Ithaca premier of Horvit's "Land of Dreams" honoring the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. Rousing spirituals will round out the program. Guest Musical Artist: Joseph Murphy, saxaphone. Guest Musical Director: Jeff Gemmel.
    Here is a letter from Michael Horvit, composer of Land of Dreams, commenting on the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble's performance of his piece.

Saturday, December 5th, 1998, 8:00PM
Church of the Savior, Syracuse, New York

    Schütz's Christmas Oratorio, with NYS Baroque. We are delighted and honored to be the musical guests of such an outstanding musical institution presenting such a compelling setting of the Christmas story. Musical Director: Robert Seletzky.
    Here are some excerpts from a review of our Syracuse performance.

Sunday, December 6th, 1998, 4:00PM
Unitarian Church, Ithaca, New York

    Schütz's Christmas Oratorio, with NYS Baroque. Repeat of December 5th concert. Musical Director: Robert Seletzky.
    Here are some excerpts from a review of our Ithaca performance.

Sunday, February, 14th, 1999, 4:00PM
Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    The Torrid Zone. Defy the cold and damp with music from warmer climes. The featured work on this program is Mario Lavista's Missa, a haunting and beautiful setting of the mass, something akin to an El Greco painting made audible. In the second half we turn from the sacred to the earthy, with lively choral settings of Latin-American dances, such as the habañera, malapá, and joropo. Treat your valentine to something special. Musical Director: Scott Tucker.

Saturday, March 27th, 1999, 8:00PM
Terrace Café Statler Hall, Cornell University

    On the Town. Join us for an evening of dionysian delights. Bring a discerning ear and palate for aural and oral treats. Songs by Bernstein, and Duke Ellington, Broadway standards, and Broadway parodies! The program will be similar to our cabaret of last year. Guest artist: Ed Murray, piano.

    Simplify your life! Dine in Banfi's first, then take the elevator to the performance. For reservations call 254-2565. Serving 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 16th, 1999, 4:00PM
Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

    Motets, Mélodies, and Monsters. Our farewell concert of the season presents a varied program of masterworks from the Renaissance through the moderns. Featuring Bach's "Jesu, meine Freude", Poulenc's "Sept Chansons", and a wild ride with Paul Patterson's "Spare Parts". Musical Director: Larry Doebler.

Other Opportunities to Hear Us.

Saturday, October 3rd, 8:00PM
Elks Club, Cortland, NY

    Hospice Benefit A mix of jazz and pop for a great cause.

Saturday, December 12th, 2:00PM
The Commons, Ithaca, NY

    Carols on the Commons A sampler of holiday cheer to lift your spirits.


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