Performances

2021-2022 season

On April 3rd and 9th, the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble and their director Sean Linfors present The Spirit Sings, a concert of new and old choral works.  A set of three works by Zanaida Robles, Morten Lauridsen, and Mozart explores the Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit) text, and short pieces by Stephen Paulus and Moses Hogan illuminate the spirit-filled voice.  Also on this concert, CVE is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by American composer Christopher Harris, Joy Never Leaves.  This piece came about through a partnership with several other choruses to commission Harris’ work.  Joy Never Leaves is an uplifting setting of Devondra Banks’ poem of the same name, and speaks of the persistence of the spirit through adversity. 

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The Spirit Sings

Lauridsen – Veni sancte spiritus

Robles – Veni sancte spiritus

Mozart – Veni sancte spiritus

Billings – Wake every breath

Finzi – My Spirit Sang All Day

Paulus – Hymn to the eternal flame

Hogan – I’m gonna sing ‘til the spirit moves

 


For the Flowers Are Great Blessings” Join us for our premiere concert of the season, featuring Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Choral Dances from Gloriana, and Jubilate Deo, plus selections from a variety of composers with texts by Sara Teasdale. We are excited to welcome you back to live performance and hope you will join us!

With Artistic Music Director and conductor, Sean Linfors. Donations are welcome at the door.


Sunday, December 5, 2021, 4:00 pm

St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
309 Siena Drive, Ithaca, NY

“Amid the Cold, Cold Winter: Music of Howells and Distler” Celebrate the holiday season with our pay-as-you-wish performance. Selections include:

  • Praetorius: “Lo How a Rose”
  • Distler: “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Variations”, “Lobe den Herren”, “Singet dem Herrn”
  • Howells: A Spotless Rose”, “Like as the Hart”, “Mag and Nunc Gloucester Service.”

With Artistic Music Director and conductor, Sean Linfors. Donations are welcome at the door.

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.  


Sunday, December 12, 2021, 4:00 pm

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
44 Main St., Binghamton, NY

“Amid the Cold, Cold Winter: Music of Howells and Distler” An encore performance of our December 5 concert in Ithaca.

With Artistic Music Director and conductor, Sean Linfors. Donations are welcome at the door.

Sunday, April 3, 2022, 4:00 pm
St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
309 Siena Drive, Ithaca, NY

“The Spirit Sings!” Songs to lift the spirit, including:

  • 3 settings of “Veni sancte spiritus”
  • World Premier of a newly commisioned piece by Christopher Harris: “Joy Never Leaves”

With Artistic Music Director and conductor, Sean Linfors. Donations are welcome at the door.

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 7:30 pm
Trinity Church Seneca Falls
27 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY

“The Spirit Sings!” An encore performance of our April 3 concert in Ithaca.

With Artistic Music Director and conductor, Sean Linfors. Donations are welcome at the door.


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