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Nazareth’s Department of Music showcases student talent with five April concerts

Published April 05, 2018

April showers bring musical flowers this month as the Nazareth College Department of Music presents five concerts showcasing the vocal and instrumental talents of students.

This Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in Linehan Chapel, the Nazareth College Chamber Singers will perform local composer Glenn McClure's Caribbean Mass for steel drums and choir. The work celebrates the marriage of Latin American cultures and the spiritual legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi, with text in Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and English. Under the direction of Mark Zeigler, professor of music, the work mixes traditional parts of the mass with several of the saint's writings written with musical styles of the New World. The Chamber Singers will be joined by the Panloco Steel Band for McClure's composition. Other works on the program include movements from Debussy's Trois Chansons and spirituals like Set Down Servant, arranged by Robert Shaw, and Ain't a That Good News, arranged by Kirby Shaw.

Upcoming events also include:
Unless noted, all events are located in the Paul and Judy Linehan Chapel located on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center (GAC). All events are free and open to the public.

Nazareth Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony
Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in Linehan Chapel
In Memoriam—David Maslanka (1943-2017)
Jared Chase & Steven Zugelder, conductors

The Nazareth College Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band honor the life and music of composer David Maslanka who passed away on August 6, 2017. David Maslanka was one of the most esteemed and widely performed composers of contemporary wind ensemble repertoire.

Maslanka: Give Us This Day
Maslanka: Peace, Saxophone Ensemble (Chisato Eda Marling, director)
Maslanka: Remember Me, Mimi Hwang, cello
Maslanka: Symphony No. 4

Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in Linehan Chapel
Perfect 4ths
Nancy Strelau, conductor

The Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms' Symphony No. 4, Gabrielli's Canzona with the Brass Quintet, and a 19th Century Symphony No. 4 "Mashup" with composers Dvořák, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky.

Nazareth College Concert Choir
Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in Linehan Chapel
Folk and Jazz
Yunn-Shan Ma, conductor

The Nazareth College Concert Choir will perform Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass, as well as folk song arrangements from around the world.

Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Wilmot Recital Hall in the Nazareth College Arts Center
Brad Batz, director

The Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble performs its annual spring concert. With special guests the Pittsford Sutherland High School Jazz Ensemble directed by Thomas Indiano, and the Nazareth Lab Jazz Ensemble.


For More Information

Michelle Shippers, 585-389-2093,

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.