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The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will inaugurate its 2016-2017 Sacred Spaces Concert Series with a program on Sunday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nativity Church, 4414 S. Buffalo Street in Orchard Park, NY (near Thorn Avenue).

The concert features works by Vivaldi, Whitacre, Faure, Dawson and Ticheli among others. The event is free and open to the public.

The Sacred Spaces concert series stems from an idea proposed 12 years ago to feature the chorale’s 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 40 houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Now in its 20th 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 has 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 great choral music.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts