OSWEGO — The British vocal trio Voice will bring music for the Valentine’s season to Sheldon Hall ballroom at SUNY Oswego at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18.
Jointly hosted by the college’s Artswego Performing Arts Series and the Ke-nekt Chamber Music Series, the program features seven centuries of songs about the beauty, heartache and humor of love.
Titled “If Music Be the Food of Love,” the evening will feature compositions and folk material from the Middle Ages through the era of Shakespeare.
In addition, the artists have commissioned new work by contemporary British composers for the special themed event.
Voice will share the stage with the Oswego State Singers, the select choral ensemble led by Dr. Mihoko Tsutsumi.
The campus ensemble received music from the London-based trio and began rehearsals during the fall semester.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to perform with an internationally known vocal group,” said Tsutsumi. “We’re delighted to share in this evening of beautiful harmony.”
Like the music they perform, the interests of ensemble members Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks and Emily Burn are diverse but complementary.
Franks can be heard on choral tracks for the Harry Potter films, Couper explores ancient Greek music with the band Daemonia Nymphe and Burn takes part in authentic performances of Vivaldi.
Joining together as Voice, the three have won critical praise in concert halls across Europe and on two tours of the United States.
During their two-day residency, the trio will participate in a “Live at Noon” broadcast on WCNY Classic FM and conduct a vocal master class for SUNY Oswego students.
Tickets for the Voice concert are $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu and by calling 315-312-2141.
Patrons needing assistance should call 312-2141 in advance of the performance.
Parking is included in the price of a ticket, and available in the employee and commuter lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall.
For more information — including video clips and photos — for this and other SUNY Oswego arts performances, visit oswego.edu/arts