Again this summer, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in the Eastman School of Music’s “Eastman Summer Sings,” a popular series of choral music reading sessions. Held Tuesday evenings in Kilbourn Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m., each program is built around one or two great choral works. Scores are provided at the door.
Since the community program was founded 14 years ago by William Weinert, Eastman’s director of choral activities, hundreds of Rochesterians have joined in the relaxed music-making experience. “Eastman Summer Sings” is free, although a $5 donation is suggested, and refreshments are provided.
Each evening will also feature well-known community singers as soloists. The five-week schedule of works, soloists, and conductors includes:
July 1: Verdi, Requiem; Jennifer Gliere, soprano; Riki Connaughton, mezzo-soprano; Harold MacAuliffe, tenor; Derrick Smith, bass; William Weinert, conductor
July 8: Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass; Pamela Kurau, soprano; Korin Kormick, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Rosenbaum, tenor; John Buffett, bass; William Weinert, conductor
July 15: Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem; Brahms, Nänie; Erica Washburn, soprano; John Kramar, baritone; Daniel Bara, conductor
July 22: Beethoven, Mass in C; Erin Matson, soprano; Allyn Van Dusen, mezzo-soprano; Pablo Bustos, tenor; John Buffett, baritone; Brian Russell, conductor
July 29: Mozart, Requiem; Elizabeth Phillips, soprano; Lauren Iezzi, mezzo-soprano; Pablo Bustos, tenor; Joseph Finetti, bass; William Weinert, conductor
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