2005-2006 concert season

2005-2006 season

This three-concert season showcases the professional and varied singing audiences have come to expect from the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, presenting our signature sound in the distinctive performance of famous works, inspiring combinations of voices and orchestra, and new collaborations.

In October, we present an A-list program of B composers, performing church music by Byrd (the rousing Laudibus in Sanctis) and Bach (Jesu, meine freude), folksongs and lieder by Brahms, and Britten’s ethereal and moving A Hymn to St. Cecilia. In March, we are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Kimbo Ishii-Eto, who will share conducting duties with myself. Come hear this fruitful blending of chamber ensembles as we perform Bach’s Cantata “Wir danken dir, Gott” and Mozart’s Missa Brevis — an event not to be missed. May’s program will be given to great American choral composers and arrangers, with Randall Thompson’s beloved and moving Frostiana heading the bill.

All of these concerts will be given in the gracious and spacious confines of Ithaca’s newly renovated First Presbyterian Church, whose fine-tuned acoustics and fine new organ will enhance our vocal sound.We look forward to seeing you for this varied season of delights for the ear.

Lawrence Doebler, Musical Director

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca

The B’s Have It: Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis, Bach Jesu Meine Freude, Brahms songs, Britten A Hymn to St. Cecilia and more. . . With Lawrence Doebler, musical director.

Listen to our director, Lawrence Doebler, discussing the concert and the CVE with Gregory Keeler on WSKG Public Radio.

Saturday, March 4, 2006 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2006 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca

Choral Masterworks with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra:
Handel: Organ Concertos op. 4 no. 2 and no. 5, with George Damp, organ; Mozart: Missa Brevis K.192; Bach: Cantata BWV 29 “Wir danken dir, Gott”. Kimbo Ishii-Eto and Lawrence Doebler, conducting.

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca

American Masterpieces: Randall Thompson’s Frostiana and other great choral works by American composers. With Lawrence Doebler, musical director.