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 25th season under director William Weinert, Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, the series begins Tuesday, July 9. 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 2019 schedule of works and conductors for this annual tradition features:
Tuesday, July 9: Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem; Rayvon T.J. Moore, conductor
Tuesday, July 16: Vaughan Williams, Toward the Unknown Region and Brahms, Nänie; Caleb Hopkins, conductor
Tuesday, July 23: Handel, Messiah; conductors from the Choral Masterworks Institute
Tuesday, July 30: Verdi, Requiem; William Weinert, conductor
All works will be sung in their original languages (both Brahms works will be in German).