Potsdam Community Chorus to Perform a Concert Honoring 'Life's Journey'

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Hosts Potsdam Community Chorus Concert Directed by Matthew Gayle '07 on April 22

POTSDAM, NY (04/11/2018) (readMedia)-- The Potsdam Community Chorus will present its spring concert, titled "Life's Journey," on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m., in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

Musical director and conductor Matthew Gayle '07 will lead the 70-voice mixed chorus in a program titled "Life's Journey." The program explores some of the most universal human experiences through a variety of contemporary multicultural pieces. Gayle says that he hopes the choir's music will communicate a message of social harmony and positivity.

The concert will feature Raina Anderson, Erin Gingrich, John Lynch, Gabrielle McCormack and Anna Rosen on vocal solos, as well as Rose Diolallevi on violin, and Catie Dominy on percussion. Student conductor Alanna Pinard-Brace '19, a music education major from Shelburne, Vt., will lead the group on Randall Thompson's arrangement of "The Road Not Taken." The group's accompanist is Gerrie McGrath.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend. The chorus welcomes donations to help support its musical programming.

Now in its 17th year, the Potsdam Community Chorus is comprised of students at area colleges and community members from across St. Lawrence County. All voice parts are invited to practice and perform music in a variety of styles from many eras. Rehearsals are held weekly, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday nights in Bishop Hall at The Crane School of Music. The fall season begins with rehearsals in late August. For more information about joining, please contact Gayle at gaylema@potsdam.edu.

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. For more information, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.