Voices, Rochester’s professional chamber chorus, will perform “My Spirit Sang All Day”, a concert of British choral works, on Sunday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall at the Eastman School of Music, 433 East Main Street. The concert, part of the Summer at Eastman Concert Series, will be conducted by Voices music director and Eastman Professor of Conducting, William Weinert. The concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s Five Flower Songs, as well as part songs and folksong settings by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Charles Villiers Stanford, Herbert Howells, and Ernest John Moeran.
Weinert said “The British choral tradition is unmatched throughout the world in its richness and depth. We will offer a taste of many different styles, from Byrd to Britten, and include a number of charming settings of British folksongs as well.”
Voices, now in its eleventh season, features western New York’s finest ensemble singers and serves as ensemble-in-residence at the Eastman Choral Institute each July. They have appeared in concerts and broadcasts, performing music from the Renaissance through the twenty-first century. City Newspaper described the ensemble’s sound as “a sonic cloudburst,” and noted that “Voices marks a new era of choral vitality in Rochester.” The concert is free for all University of Rochester ID holders (including summer students), and admission is $10 for the general public.