ROCHESTER, NY-The Eastman Chorale, a select graduate and undergraduate ensemble of fifty voices from the Eastman School of Music conducted by William Weinert, is preparing for a four-concert tour March 2-5, 2006, culminating in a free concert at Kilbourn Hall Sunday March 5 at 3 p.m.
The program will include Hymn to St. Cecilia by Benjamin Britten, Der Geist hilft by J. S. Bach, Tu es Petrus by Palestrina and works by Josquin Des Prez, Georg Schumann, Arvo Pärt and Frank Martin. Also included will be two works by student composer Zachary Wadsworth – The Voice and A Sabbath Morning at Sea – which will both be premiered during the tour.
All concerts are free and open to the public. The tour schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, March 2, 8 p.m., Helen Hills Chapel at Smith College; Northampton, Massachusetts.
- Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Morristown; Morristown, New Jersey.
- Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church; Utica, New York. A freewill offering will be collected.
- Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m., Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall; Rochester, NY.
Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, as well as supervises students in the master’s and doctoral programs in choral conducting. A professor of Eastman’s Conducting and Ensembles Department, Weinert has conducted throughout the country and in France, Germany, and Hong Kong. Since 1998, he has been editor of the American Choral Review.
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