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Chorale Performs with Vocalis Chamber Choir

Canisius College Chorale - PhotoThe Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will present a program in collaboration with the Vocalis Chamber Choir, directed by James Burritt, on Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

The program features works by Vivaldi, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Chatman and others. Combined performances of works by Lauridsen and Dawson will highlight the program.

Admission is free.

Founded in 2002, the Vocalis Chamber Choir stands as one of Western New York’s premier professional choral ensembles. Compromising 22 voices, the choir performs throughout the Niagara Frontier and received critical acclaim in Toronto, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Albany, Cleveland and New York City. Foreign appearances include its 2014-2015 England Tour, which featured performances in Southwark Cathedral, Grosvenor Chapel, Ely Cathedral and the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.

Now in its 19th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 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 performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Camerata di Sant’Antonio, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Please join us for a lovely evening of magnificent choral singing!

For more information, contact the Canisius College Music Office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts/music

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Opioid overdoses are drastically increasing in WNY. To read more about this subject click here for the April Newsletter from our Employee Assistance Program – Child & Family Services regarding this topic.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources

Reminder from ITS: Safe Computing Tips

The Information Technology Services Department (ITS) would like to remind the campus community about some safe computing tips, especially when it comes to emails received.  While Canisius College utilizes sophisticated hardware and software to filter out email phishing attacks and scams, nothing can be 100 percent effective.  Some nefarious email messages will invariably creep through.  Please keep these safe computing tips in mind.

  • Avoid clicking links which look like gibberish which are sent to you by unknown persons or that seem unusual for the person who sent it.
  • Be wary of email attachments as they are a popular venue for viruses.  Do not open unsolicited or unexpected attachments.
  • Be wary of email asking for your log in information, especially if they appear to come from some “system administrator” or “IT team” or “security team.”  Canisius College Information Technology Services will never send such an email.
  • Do not give private information to anyone you don’t know or who does not have a legitimate need to know.

Submitted by: Larry Deni, interim CIO, information technology services