ROCHESTER, NY Again this summer, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in five Eastman "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., each program is built around one or two great choral works led by conductor William Weinert, director of choral activities at Eastman; Roger Wilhelm, conductor of the Rochester Oratorio Society; or Daniel Bara, director of music at St. Pauls Church in Pittsford.
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 six summers, hundreds of Rochesterians have joined in or come out to enjoy this relaxed musicmaking experience. The tradition continues this year with the following:
July 3 Beethoven, Symphony No. 9; William Weinert, conductor
Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem
July 10 Mendelssohn, Hymn of Praise Roger Wilhelm, conductor
July 17 Mozart, Mass in C minor Daniel Bara, conductor
July 24 Bach, St. John Passion William Weinert, conductor
July 31 Haydn, The Seasons William Weinert, conductor
For additional information, please call 274-1440.