‘Sing! Sing! Sing!’ To Feature International Rhythms

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OSWEGO, NY – Eclectic music from around the world will infuse the SUNY Oswego music department concert “Sing! Sing! Sing!” at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at St. Paul’s Church, 50 E. Mohawk St.

The College Choir, State Singers and students from music classes will present a varied program.

A group of percussionists from a new “African Music in the Americas” course will accompany the College Choir on an African piece sung in Zulu and a Calypso selection from Puerto Rico, sung in Spanish.

The choir’s other works will include a part song by Johannes Brahms, an African-American spiritual and an American folk song by Kirke Mechem.

The State Singers will perform a South American piece and an African piece created by American composer Joan Szymko.

The State Singers also will sing several Victorian part songs and parlor songs by composers such as Amy Beach, Charles Villiers Stanford, Carl Marie von Weber, Dudley Buck and others.

These Victorian pieces will be featured again in the SUNY Oswego theatre department production of “A Glass Coffin” Dec. 2 in Waterman Theatre.

“Sing! Sing! Sing!” will also feature emeritus Professor Leon Carapetyan and pianist Rebecca Horning.

For more information, call the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130.