Director's Blog

From the music stand of...

will wickham

This is the place to find occasional musings about music, choral singing and other random thoughts as well as program notes from our concerts. - - will
 
there’s always something to be said about the music...

July 2009

As the hazy dog-days of summer float by in an endless stream of Mango Margaritas, we are hard at work preparing for the 2009-2010 season of the Cantata Singers! We enjoyed a fine '08-'09 season that heard us performing not only some "jazzed-up" Bach as well as music by PDQ (the least son-of-Bach), but also included the New York State premier of Carol Barnett's 'The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass' complete with local folk musicians. A grand standing ovation followed our rendition of Barnett's piece proving both the power of the music and tahe fine voice of the choir and accompanying ensemble.
While we won't be performing any bluegrass or jazz in our upcoming season, we are planning a great season, three full concerts, of music. For complete details please click on the Next Season link under the Events tab above.
In preparation for our season, rehearsals will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 13 at the First Presbyterian Church on West Clinton Street in Elmira (rehearsals will be 6 pm - 8:30 pm beginning January 3, 2010). If you are interested in singing with us you can email me at patchwick@mac.com for more information or you can join us at that first rehearsal.