CHANGE OF VENUE NOTICE: Schola Cantorum on Hudson's March 6th "AMERICAN MELTING POT" Concert Now to Take Place at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan
Date: February 25, 2010
Location: New York, USA
February 28th, March 6th, and March 7th concerts featuring
Dr. Roger Wesby and the Wagner College Choir in Staten Island, Manhattan, and Jersey City
Artistic Director and Founder Dr. Deborah Simpkin King will share the baton with visiting conductor Dr. Roger Wesby, SCH’s 2009-2010 Featured Composer. The concert, part of SCH's annual Ethnic Celebration Series, highlights the works of composers who have immigrated to the United States and showcases this season's Cantorum Young Singers (CYS), the Wagner College Choir. 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 Zimbabwe. 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.
Additional information regarding the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at http://ScholaOnHudson.org or by calling (201) 918-3011.
8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street (at Central Park West), NY
4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 440 Hoboken Avenue (near Five Corners) Jersey City, NJ
All tickets are priced at $15 in honor of the organization’s fifteenth anniversary season. Advance tickets may be purchased online at ScholaOnHudson.org, by phone at (201) 918-3011, or by email at BoxOffice@ScholaOnHudson.org. Groups interested in purchasing a block of ten or more tickets may email GroupSales@ScholaOnHudson.org for more information on special rates.