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August 13, 2021: AUGUST CHILL at Otsiningo Park
My vocal ensemble, the Southern Tier Singers’ Collective, will be presenting an evening of vocal jazz and contemporary a cappella arrangements, directed by Austin Kiley, at the new bandshell in Broome County’s beautiful Otsiningo Park, supported through generous sponsorship from Visions Federal Credit Union.
November 14, 2021: NOVEMBER CONTEMPLATIONS at St. Patrick’s Church
STSC presents the first public concert of music from Binghamton University’s newly-acquired 16th-century Gregorian chant manuscript, created for the Monastero di Santa Croce in Florence, with generous support from the Broome County Arts Council. By special arrangement with the Binghamton University Library, the manuscript itself will be on display at St. Patrick’s Church before and after the concert for public viewing.
January 30, 2022: JANUARY VISIONS at the Church of the Holy Trinity
STSC presents an evening of dazzling Renaissance polyphony by Renaissance genius Orlandus Lassus, from the daring and otherworldly harmonies of the Prophetiae Sibyllarum, or “Prophecies of the Sibyls,” to the liquid counterpoint of the Missa Osculetur me, based on Lassus’ setting of a text from the Song of Songs, in the rich yet intimate acoustics of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Binghamton.
April 24, 2022: APRIL HORIZONS at St. Patrick’s Church
STSC explores new horizons in choral music featuring the world premiere of Zanaida Stewart Robles’ Mass for unaccompanied choir, commissioned especially for STSC through the generous support of Visions Federal Credit Union, as well as music by an inspiring array of living composers including Kathleen Allan, Jocelyn Chambers, René Clausen, Adolphus Hailstork, David Hurd, Morten Lauridsen, and Dale Trumbore, all in the majestic architecture and sumptuous acoustics of St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton. Linger after the concert to meet the composer!
May 14, 2021: “Mixed Messages” Collaborative Virtual Concert with Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble
The Binghamton University Chamber Singers joined forces with Chicago’s acclaimed Fifth House Ensemble in a virtual concert of contemporary music by Binghamton University composers and Jessica Curry, composer of the award-winning score for the video game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. You can listen to the concert here.
January 17-18, 2020: Seneca-Tompkins All-County Chorus
I directed a two-day workshop January 17-18 for high school singers in Seneca and Tompkins counties in New York at Ithaca High School.
November 24, 2019: Choral Concert at Binghamton University
The Music Department’s winter choral concert, featuring At the Edge of Great Quiet by Cynthia Folio, Un soir de neige by Francis Poulenc, and Midwinter Songs by Morten Lauridsen.
November 19, 2019: BU Chamber Singers with Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble
The Chamber Singers joined forces with Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Fifth House Ensemble in two premieres by Binghamton University composers and excerpts from the score to the video game Abzû by Austin Wintory.
November 2, 2019: A Concert for All Souls
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective presented Herbert Howells’ Requiem and Dale Trumbore’s How to Go On at St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton.
October 19, 2019: Binghamton University’s second annual High School Choral Festival
A one-day choral workshop and performance featuring the Binghamton University Chamber Singers and over 100 students from nine regional high schools.
August 11, 2019: Conference presentation on Middle Eastern choral music
Presented at the summer conference of the New York State School Music Assocation in Albany, New York.
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