The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, continues its 2016-2017 Sacred Spaces Concert Series with a performance on Sunday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. The program is free and open to the public and features works of Vivaldi, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Dawson and many others.
Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed 10 years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our region’s present and former 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 20th 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 boasts performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Canerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra, Amherst Symphony, 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