ROCHESTER, NY Again this year, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in five Eastman-Rochester "Summer Sings," a series of choral music reading sessions presented by the Eastman School of Music. Held on Tuesday evenings in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.) beginning at 7:30 p.m. (with a 6:30 p.m. read-through), each program is built around one or two great choral works led by conductor William Weinert, director of choral activities at Eastman; Daniel Bara, director of music at St. Pauls Church, Pittsford; or Judith Willoughby, Eastman Summer Session faculty member and musical director of the Choral Society of Montgomery County (PA).
Summer sings are free and open to the public, although a $5 donation is suggested. Scores and refreshments are provided, and parking is free in the East End Garage.
During the past five summers, hundreds of Rochesterians have joined in or come out to enjoy this relaxed musicmaking experience. The tradition continues this year with the following:
June 27 Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem; Schicksalslied William Weinert, conductor
July 11 Schubert, Mass in E-flat Daniel Bara, conductor
July 18 Haydn, Mass in Time of War; Te Deum William Weinert, conductor
July 25 Mozart, Requiem Judith Willoughby, conductor
August 1 Bach, B-minor Mass William Weinert, conductor
For additional information, please call 274-1440.