George & Ira, Noel, and Cole – A Cabaret: Featuring clever and melodious tunes from four of the greatest theatre writers of the 20th century. Members of CVE will be accompanied by pianists Richard Montgomery and Marilyn Crooker, and conducted by Music Director Carl Johengen.
A Holiday Bouquet: Featuring holiday music on themes of flowers and plants, especially the Christmas Rose. Selections by Samuel Barber, Crawford Thoburn, Vytautas Miskinis, Praetorius, Herbert Howells, and many others. With Carl Johengen, conductor.
Isn’t It Romantic: Songs about love and romance, featuring Brahms’ unforgettable Liebeslieder Waltzes with duo pianists Kerry Mizrahi and Susan Watkins. Also madrigals by Monteverdi, Lasso, and Pevernage, and folksong arrangements by Gustav Holst. With Carl Johengen, conductor.
Spring Writes: A Civil War Commemoration: In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the events that brought about the end of the Civil War, this program of song and spoken word will bring to life the spirit of the time with many local connections. County Historian Carol Kammen will be our guest reader, reading from contemporary letters of Tompkins County residents. Featured on the program will be Jeffry Van’s A Procession Winding Around Me, with guitarist Kenneth Meyer, as well as songs of Stephen Foster. Kerry Mizrahi will be at the piano. With Carl Johengen, conductor.