ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music invites singers of all ages and ability levels to take part in Eastman Summer Sings. The series of choral music reading sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 27; Tuesday, July 11; Friday, July 21; and Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful, air-conditioned Kilbourn Hall.
Each evening features a different choral masterwork: Mozart’s Mass in C Minor K. 427 (June 27); Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri and opera choruses (July 11); Mendelssohn’s Elijah (July 21); and Bach’s Magnificat (July 25). Scores and refreshments are provided for this relaxed, summer music-making tradition.
Eastman School’s Director of Choral Activities, William Weinert, founded the community program 12 years ago. He’ll conduct the first and the last sessions of the summer, while guest conductors will lead the other sessions.
“Hundreds of people come each summer to enjoy singing familiar masterpieces, as well as to learn works they may never have had a chance to perform,” says Dr. Weinert. “This is a wonderful way for us to celebrate the extremely strong musical tradition that makes the Rochester community truly unique.”