Crane Concert Choir to perform at Tannery Pond Community Center

NORTH CREEK - The Crane School of Music's Concert Choir will be performing in North Creek on Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tannery Pond Community Center as part of the Upper Hudson Musical Arts 2009-2010 guest series. North Creek resident and Johnsburg graduate Heather Osowiecki, a student at the Crane School is a member of the chorus.

Concert Choir performs on a semester basis at the Crane Choral Extravaganzas, as well as in the annual Candlelight Concerts in Dec. and the Spring Festival in May. They also have several off-campus performances each year at a variety of school districts, churches, and community centers. Since service through music performance is such an important part of the Crane students' goals as musical leaders, the choir will be working with Johnsburg Central School music students before their performance.

In their upcoming program, the Crane Concert Choir will be performing pieces by Monteverdi, Byrd, Hassler, Scarlatti, Brahms, Forrest, Barnwell, Eakin, Lennon and McCartney, Miskinis, Argento, as well as arrangements by Andr Thomas and Rollo Dilworth. Several students will also be featured in solo and small ensemble acts, providing opportunities for the students to demonstrate their personal musical interests and talents.

As a highly selective chamber choir comprised of 23 upper-class students at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, the Concert Choir focuses on training future music educators and performers by giving its members leadership positions and solo opportunities. The choir is known throughout the North Country for its high standards of music excellence. Its accompanists and occasional instrumentalists are also drawn from within the group, as are its student conductors. The Concert Choir is led by Dr. Rebecca R. Reames, Coordinator of Choral Ensembles and Associate Professor of Music at Crane.

The concert is underwritten by The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. There will be Free Admission for all students and tickets for adults are $10. For more information call Jill Harrington at 681-1715 or visit www.upperhudsonmusic.org.

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