2015-2016 concert season

2015-2016 season – Our 40th Anniversary “Season of Celebration”!

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca
315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 4:00 pm
St. James’ Episcopal Church
112 6th St., Watkins Glen, NY

“Musicians’ Choice – A Backward Glance ” – A varied program featuring sacred and secular music from CVE’s long performance history. A cappella masterworks by Palestrina, Durufle, Debussy, and Hugo Distler.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca
315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

“Celebrating 40 Years” – Nearly 40 years to the day of our first performance as the “A Cappella Chamber Choir” (12/12/1975), we will peform some of the same music that was featured on that inaugural program. Music for Christmas by Gustav Holst, Healey Willan, Anton Bruckner, William Byrd, and many others.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 6:00 pm
LakeWatch Inn
1636 E. Shore Dr., Ithaca, NY

Our Gala Cabaret will feature special festive touches for our Anniversary Season, including a sit-down meal (Lemon Thyme Chicken or Vegetables and Mediterranean Pasta), wine, silent auction, and our usual music and merriment! The theme for our festive Cabaret is “It’s High Time”, taken from the Jule Styne musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The program will include classic and modern selections from Broadway and film, from such shows as “Brigadoon”, “My Fair Lady”, “Anything Goes”, “Sweeney Todd”, and “Closer Than Ever.” Jazz and pop selections (including the Beatles) will also be featured. The eclectic and entertaining program will surely have something for everyone.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca
315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

“Spring Writes: Poetry and Song – Anniversary Edition”: Songs and poetry about singing, highlighting a new commission, “I Am in Need of Music”, by composer David Sisco in honor of CVE’s 40th anniversary Season of Celebration.  In addition, a world premiere of “Possent Aurisque Iuvare” by Jacob Kerzner, winner of CVE’s first-ever Call for Compositions. Program includes choral works by Handel, David Dickau, Amy Bernon, former Cornellian David Conte, and CVE’s own Carl Johengen. CVE is joined by Ithaca pianist Kerry Mizrahi.