Eastman Summer Sings 2017
Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in “Eastman Summer Sings,” the popular Eastman-Rochester Chorus series of choral music reading sessions. Now marking its 23rd season under director William Weinert, professor of conducting and director of choral activities at the Eastman School of Music, the series begins Thursday, July 6. All sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.
The series offers the Rochester community the opportunity to perform choral masterworks with Eastman faculty, Eastman students, and outstanding soloists from the area. Hundreds of Rochesterians have participated in these relaxed and engaging singing experiences through the years.
Scores are provided at the door. The sessions are free, with a $5 suggested donation. The 2017 schedule of works and conductors for this annual tradition features:
Thursday, July 6: Beethoven, Symphony No. 9; William Weinert, conductor.
Tuesday, July 11: Haydn, Harmoniemesse; William Weinert, conductor.
Thursday, July 20: Mendelssohn, Elijah; guest conductors from the Eastman Choral Institute.
Tuesday, July 25: Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem; Ben Johns, conductor.