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Our 38th Season
offering excellent Choral Singing!

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Composer's Roundtable

Hosted by Steve Staruch  on Saturday, May 6th, from 2:00 - 3:30 at
Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester

Attendance is Free & Open to the Public

You're invited to a roundtable/discussion with acclaimed choral conductors Carol Barnett, Marques L. A. Garrett, and Tim Takach (in person), and Jennifer Lucy Cook (via Zoom).

Singers, choral conductors, composers, and music lovers of all kinds are welcome to attend.  Hear Steve Staruch (himself an accomplished vocalist and violist) chat with these award-winning composers about texts, creativity, inspiration, developing an authentic voice and style, their musical journeys and influences, etc.  All four composers have written new works for premiere at the Choral Arts Ensemble Wisdom of Nature concert at 7:30 pm that same evening, and they may wish to talk about their latest pieces, too.  Audience questions and informal dialogue will be encouraged.

The Wisdom of Nature
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 7:30
Christ United Methodist Church
So many artists, writers, and philosophers have found their way by attending to Nature—John Muir, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Antonin Dvorak, and countless more.  We are thrilled to sing the premieres of four new works by marvelous choral composers Tim Takach, Carol Barnett, Jennifer Lucy Cook, and Marques L. A. Garrett (and most will be our guests at the concert!). Come hear nature’s “infinite storm of beauty” with works about flowers, bluebirds, trees, a silent pond, a gentle rain, and a starry sky.

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