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Nearly 300 student and faculty musicians from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will take the stage on Sunday, Dec. 4, in celebration of the holiday season, with the 2022 Crane Candlelight Concerts. 

This year, Crane will welcome guest conductor the Rev. Dr. Raymond Wise to lead the free performances, which will be held at 3 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. The evening performance will also stream live online. 

An internationally renowned gospel conductor and composer, Dr. Wise will conduct the Crane Chorus in gospel renditions of holiday works, including several of his own original compositions and arrangements of classic tunes. The Crane Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Dudley, will take the stage for several songs, including selections from Duke Ellington’s arrangements of “The Nutcracker Suite.” The Crane Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Adrian Slywotsky, will join the Crane Chorus to close out the program...learn more.

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Wondering how you can support this holiday tradition?  Donations to support the Crane Chorus Endowment are always accepted at the door, or can be given online and selecting “The Fund for the Crane School of Music" from the designation drop-down menu.