Spring 2013

The Choral Union

a tradition of excellence

Cortland, NY

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Stephen B. Wilson: Director
Alan Giambattista: piano

Email: wilsons@cortland.edu

Verdi's Requiem

8pm Friday May 3, 2013
3pm Sunday May 5, 2013
19 Church Street
Cortland, NY


The Choral Union will be joining with many local church choirs from Cortland and other communities in central New York to sing Verdi's Requiem at 8pm Friday, May 3 and 3pm Sunday, May 5. The performance will include an 80-100 voice chorus, four stellar soloists, and a full symphony orchestra. The Choral Union's music director, Stephen B. Wilson, will conduct.

Soloists for this major cultural event will be Tamara Acosta, soprano; Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano; Jonathan Howell, tenor; and David Neal, bass. Neal is also the artistic director of The Arts At Grace (TAAG), a community outreach program dedicated to bringing great music to Cortland in performances that are free of charge. TAAG is co-sponsoring this concert in conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts at SUNY Cortland.

In 2010, the Choral Union and The Arts At Grace Chorus undertook a concert of an equally ambitious scope, J. S. Bach's complete St. Matthew Passion. The venue for both events was/will be the spacious 19 Church St. in Cortland.

The ensemble's pianist is the noted keyboard artist Alan Giambattista.

The Choral Union consists of SUNY students, faculty, and staff, and volunteer adult singers from central New York. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grace Holy Spirit Church on Court St. in Cortland. Music is provided, and there is no audition nor membership fee required. Anyone wishing further information should contact Wilson at 607-753-4615.


Texts and Translations:

Rehearsal Midi Files (not yet)

Midi files are small files that contain the notes, pitches and durations used to make music. These files are played by using the sythesizer on your computer's sound card.

Available at Cyberbass.com

Rehearsal Audio Files (mp3) (not yet)

MP3 files contain actual audio. They are compressed in order to take less space, but even so they are still BIG. The collection of files for each voice part totals about ?Megabytes. Using dialup, they take about as much time to download as they do to play (with these 32kbits/sec files). On the other hand, once you download them, you can put them on your mp3 player, etc.

These files can be downloaded to your computer by
      Windows: Right-Click on the file(s) that you want
      Mac: Control-Click on the file(s) that you want (I need to check this with a Mac user)

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