Sing For Your Supper – the return of the Cabaret: Featuring entertaining hits from the Great White Way, Tin Pan Alley, and the jazz club, along with some smart and funny cabaret selections. Members of CVE will be accompanied by pianists Richard Montgomery, Dorothy Preston, and Marilyn Crooker, and conducted by Music Director Carl Johengen.
An Old-Fashioned English Christmas: Featuring Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” with harpist Myra Kovary, and other holiday fare with a British twist. With Carl Johengen, conductor.
Celebrating Scotland: Music from and about Scotland by composers as well-known as Schumann and Haydn, and lesser-known (Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan), along with folksong arrangements. With Carl Johengen, conductor. [Carl’s pre-concert interview on WSKG]
Spring Writes: Poetry and Song: Inspired by the success of our 2013 concert in conjunction with the “Spring Writes” Festival, we will revisit the theme of American choral music based on American poetry. This year’s installment will feature music by living composers whose settings include poets such as Sara Teasdale, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, e.e.cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and others. Joining the Ensemble will be poet and local radio host Tish Pearlman, who will read from her poetry. Local student poets from Ithaca High School will also read from their work. With Carl Johengen, conductor.