June 16, 2000

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Eastman Office of Communications, 585-274-1050

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. Paul’s 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.