Don’t miss the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers, joined by members of Southside Boys and Hips-n-Harmony, in a festive holiday-themed choral concert.
The concert will feature a new work by SUNY Geneseo alumna Simone Louis entitled Missa Brevis to be performed by the Geneseo Chamber Singers. Ms. Louis, a 2018 graduate of SUNY Geneseo, majored in music with a concentration in composition. The work was premiered last year on Great Day and served as the composer’s senior capstone project. Listeners will find that it contains many interesting and unique musical elements. Dr. Gerard Floriano, who is the director of Chamber Singers and chair of the department of music, calls the work “…exciting and refreshingly offbeat. It is an incredible achievement for such a young composer and is a testament to Simone’s talent and her hard work while she was a student at Geneseo.”
Also on the program will be works featuring the combined voices of Spectrum Singers, Hips-n-Harmony, and the women of Chambers Singers; as well as a combined piece sung by members of Southside Boys with the men of Chamber Singers. This first-time-ever collaboration between the music department’s choral ensembles and campus a cappella groups on the same concert is an exciting venture and one which could foreshadow exciting future endeavors.
Admission is free and all are welcome.