10th Annual Women's Choir Festival Concert
(Concerts / Performances)
Distinguished conductor Doreen Rao will be the guest conductor for Syracuse University's 10th Annual Women's Choir Festival concert. The theme of the festival, which is the first event of the 2012-13 SU Women's Choir season honoring 125 years of "Women in Song" at the University, will be "Shanti, Pacem Peace: Women as Peace Makers."
More than 200 high school, collegiate and adult women singers from New York State and Kingston, Ontario, Canada, will join forces with members of the percussion area in SU's Setnor School of Music and the SU Symphony Orchestra. The festival, under the artistic direction of Setnor School faculty member Barbara M. Tagg and hosted by the SU Women's Choir, will include Rochester's Rush-Henrietta High School Bel Canto Singers with Brian Bohrer, director; Cicero-North Syracuse High School Women's Choir with Caryn Patterson, director; Buffalo State Women's Chorus with John Fleischman, director; Buffalo Master Chorale Women's Ensemble, prepared by Fleischman; and Canada's Cantabile Women's Chorus with Mark Sirett, director. Sirett will also serve as composer-in-residence for the festival, which opens with his composition "Shanti (Peace)" under Rao's direction, and for which the concert was named.
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