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Location: New York, USA
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     Schola Cantorum on Hudson (SCH) presents its annual Ethnic Celebration Series concert entitled "American Melting Pot." The program highlights
     the works of composers who have immigrated to the United States. Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, the ensemble’s artistic director and founder, will
     conduct. Dr. King comments, "A uniquely American musical voice emerged from the influences of many nations. This program embodies the
     international flare and vitality of this great American melting pot. The hope and optimism that continue to bring immigrants to our shores pervade 
     the music in this concert.” 
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     The program showcases this season's Cantorum Young Singers (CYS), the Wagner College Choir,
     directed by Dr. Roger Wesby. SCH and CYS will perform choral works representing many distinctly
     American genres—Appalachian folk songs, spirituals, jazz, musical theater—and many immigrant 
     languages—English, Latin, Greek, Spanish, Samoan, and Shona—a Bantu language spoken in
     Among the popular favorites are “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Down in the River to Pray,”
     “Blue Skies,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” This season’s featured composer, Dr. Wesby will guest 
     conduct a number of pieces, and his arrangements such as “Lost in the Stars,” “Uyai Mose”
     (“Come All Ye People”), and “Sweet Cane” (“Caña Dulce”), will figure prominently amid the works of
     luminary composers Carol Barnett, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Max Lifchitz, 
     Sheena Phillips, and Kurt Weill. 
     All tickets are priced at $15 in honor of the organization’s 15th anniversary season. Advance tickets
     may be purchased online at, by phone at (201) 918- 3011, or by email at Groups interested in purchasing a block of 10 or more tickets may
     email for more information on special rates. 
     Sunday, February 28, 2010, 4:00 p.m. 
     Trinity Lutheran Church, 
     309 St. Pauls Avenue 
     Staten Island, New York 
     Saturday, March 6, 2010, 8:00 p.m. 
     St. Peter’s Church 
     619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street) 
     New York, New York 
     Sunday, March 7, 2010, 4:00 p.m. 
     St. Paul Lutheran Church 
     440 Hoboken Avenue (near Five Corners) 
     Jersey City, New Jersey 
     Additional information regarding the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at or by calling (201) 918-3011. 
     Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 6:30 p.m. 
     Amanda's Restaurant 
     908 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 
     As Schola Cantorum on Hudson celebrates and reflects on our past 15 years of impact in the community, help us prepare for the next 15 years
     by joining us for our 2nd annual benefit dinner!  Enjoy an evening of fine dining and fabulous choral music at Hoboken’s critically-acclaimed
     epicurean institution, Amanda’s Restaurant. 
     For more information about this exciting evening or to reserve your table, please contact Schola Cantorum on Hudson by phone at (201) 918-3011
     or by email at
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