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The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will begin its 2010 Sacred Spaces concert series with a program on Sunday (October 24) at 4 p.m. in historic Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo.  Blessed Trinity, a unique example of Lombard Romanesque ecclesial architecture, serves the near East side of the city in close proximity to the Canisius campus.  The concert will feature works by Mendelssohn, Lauridson, Lotti, Hogan, Dawson and others. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed six years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches.  As a result, the choir has visited nearly 30 houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Now in its 13th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 120 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts