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SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department to Present Choral Concert

Directed by Jo Ellen Miano, two choral ensembles from the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music, will present an evening of choral works 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

With faculty member Dr. Karen Becker and alumna Dr. Jun Matsuo at the piano, the combined choirs of the ;Cardinal Singers and College Chorale will sing Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Walzer” (“Lovesong Waltzes”), op. 52 — a collection of 18 short waltzes for chorus and four-hand piano. ;

The combined choirs will also perform a choral arrangement of “Under the Willow Tree,” originally written by American composer Samuel Barber for his opera “Vanessa.” ;

Both “Under the Willow Tree” and the waltzes will feature solos by SUNY Plattsburgh students Elizabeth Baldwin, soprano; Patricia Coupal, mezzo soprano; and John Thomas, tenor. ;

Separately, the two choirs will perform other a capella pieces, including works by Monteverdi, Hassler, and Hawley.

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