Crane School of Music Choirs Present Choral Extravaganza


SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present a Spring Choral Extravaganza concert featuring the Crane Touring Choir, the Phoenix Club and the Hosmer Singers on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. The performance will include works by Eric Whitacre, Aaron Copland and 2013 Visiting Guest Composer Libby Larsen.

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

About the performers:

The Crane Touring Choir is comprised of select upperclassmen who will travel to Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic in May, to perform in auspicious venues across Eastern Europe, including the beautiful Karlskirche in Vienna and St. Nicholas Church in Prague. This choir is conducted by Dr. Rebecca Reames.

The Hosmer Singers is a select choir made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses who are sophomores, juniors and seniors. The group is directed by Dr. Heather Eyerly.

The Phoenix Club is the oldest choral ensemble on campus, having been founded in 1894. It is composed of talented women from a variety of campus majors. This spring, the Phoenix Club is pleased to have two experienced student conductors taking the podium in addition to their director, Dr. Rebecca Reames. One of the highlights of the choir’s program will be the inaugural performance of a 2012 commissioned work by the American Choral Directors Association’s Women’s Commission Consortium, a piece called “Full Fathom Five” by Paul Carey.

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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.