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The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble performing Handel's "Messiah" in 2008.   Photo: Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble
The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble performing Handel's "Messiah" in 2008. Photo: Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble

Preview: "Remembering the Fallen" in Watertown

The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble will pay tribute, through song, to the 272 Fort Drum soldiers who died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade. The choir will perform its Remembering the Fallen concert on Sunday, 3 pm, at Trinity Espiscopal Church in Watertown. The concert will feature soloists Diana Gamet and Phillip Addis.

Todd Moe spoke with Richard Probert, director and founder of the choral group, about performing Brahm's "Requiem" and Vaughan Williams' "Dona, Nobis, Pacem." Probert says Vaughan Williams, a soldier in World War One, used the poetry of Walt Whitman.  Go to full article
NAVE at St. Agnes' Church. Pphoto: John Eldridge
NAVE at St. Agnes' Church. Pphoto: John Eldridge

Choral group explores traditional English Christmas music

A northern Adirondack chamber choral group will perform Festival of Lessons and Carols on Friday night at Notre Dame Church in Malone, St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh on Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble, or "NAVE", has twenty singers from Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. It's conducted by Andrew Benware. Todd Moe talks with Angela Brown, a co-founder and singer in the group.  Go to full article
The Ottawa Bach Choir performs St. Matthew Passion at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, Saturday night, 7 pm.
The Ottawa Bach Choir performs St. Matthew Passion at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, Saturday night, 7 pm.

Ten years of Bach and Baroque in Ottawa

One of Canada's top choirs celebrates its tenth season with a performance in Ottawa Saturday night. The Ottawa Bach Choir has performed its brand of Baroque music around the world and had its Carnegie Hall debut last May. Todd Moe talks with the ensemble's founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton about Saturday night's performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion -- an authentic Baroque concert featuring an array of Canadian and international early music stars.  Go to full article
Barry Torres and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor rehearse "Burning Bush" at the organ in Gunnison Chapel.
Barry Torres and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor rehearse "Burning Bush" at the organ in Gunnison Chapel.

Music to celebrate Passover, friendships at SLU

The St. Lawrence University Chorus spring concert will feature music for Passover on Saturday night at 8 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on the University campus in Canton. Todd Moe talks with director Barry Torres and guest artist organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor about some of their personal connections to the music they'll perform.  Go to full article
<i>On the Town</i> features more than 70 SUNY Potsdam students.
On the Town features more than 70 SUNY Potsdam students.

Preview: "On the Town" in Potsdam

Love and adventure in Manhattan in the 1940s comes to the Snell Music Theatre at SUNY Potsdam this weekend. More than 70 drama, dance and music students are part of the collaborative production of On the Town. The show opens Thursday night (7:30 pm) and continues through Saturday night.

On the Town premiered on Broadway in 1944 and features the music of Leonard Bernstein. It includes numerous dance numbers and memorable songs like "New York, New York" and "I Can Cook Too." Todd Moe spoke with the show's musical director, choreographer and five members of the cast who are from the North Country.  Go to full article

Preview: "Sing Fling" in Watertown

The Northern Blend Chorus is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new recording and concert on Saturday night. Chorus president Laura Oakes told Todd Moe that the group is made up of women who love to sing pop tunes, spirituals and patriotic tunes in the barbershop style.  Go to full article

Opera takes Carthage teen to stage of Kennedy Center

A teenager from the tiny Jefferson County town of Carthage will soon step onto one of the nation's biggest stages. Gabrielle LaBare was selected to sing opera and other choral arrangements in the National Honor Ensembles at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

She'll take the stage with other student musicians, representing 35 states. The National Association for Music Education considers LaBare and the other performers the best in the United States.

Even though she's only 16, LaBare told Jonathan Brown she's been singing quite a while.  Go to full article
The quartet "Impromptu", members of the Canton Goldenaires Barbershop Chorus.
The quartet "Impromptu", members of the Canton Goldenaires Barbershop Chorus.

The sweet sounds of barbershop harmony

A quartet from the Canton "Goldenaires" barbershop ensemble joins Todd Moe in the studio for music and conversation. They're preparing for their annual show, "The Magic of Barbershop", in Canton Saturday night at 7:30.  Go to full article

Preview: Concert of American music in Sackets Harbor

The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble's spring concert is this weekend at the United Presbyterian Church in Sackets Harbor. The group presents a concert of American music including works by Copland, Billings, Thompson and Robinson. Todd Moe spoke with Music Director Richard Probert.  Go to full article
Members of the Mzuzu Youth Choir.
Members of the Mzuzu Youth Choir.

About the Mzuzu Youth Choir from Malawi.

The Reverend Dr. Fred Garry from First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, NY talks about the Mzuzu Youth Choir's visit to the North Country. The choir toured Northern New York and Vermont for nearly a month in Summer 2007.  Go to full article

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