Crane Concert Choir & Men's Ensemble Join Voices for Fall Concert


SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will present a concert featuring the talented singers of the Crane Concert Choir and the Crane Men's Ensemble on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

The Crane Concert Choir will perform works by André van der Merwe, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hans Leo Hassler, Giovanni Palestrina, Dominick Argentio, Stephen Paulus and Dan Forrest.

The Crane Men's Ensemble will present pieces by William Dawson, Richard Bjella, Richard Burchard, Paul Rardin and Ola Gjeilo.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

About the performers:

The Crane Concert Choir is the select, mixed voice ensemble at The Crane School of Music. It focuses on chamber works for mixed voices by a variety of composers and from all eras. The choir is directed by Dr. Rebecca Reames, who is assisted this semester by Crane student conductor Matthew Abernathy.

The Crane Men's Ensemble is Crane's select vocal ensemble for male singers. Adjunct instructor Guy C. Lamson '81 will direct the Crane Men's Ensemble this semester. With 30 years of experience teaching high school choral music, Lamson has also accompanied and conducted All-County and All-State festival performances throughout New York State.

This concert will be streamed live on the SUNY Potsdam website at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

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Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York's only All-Steinway institution.