Singers Welcomed for Community Sing of Beethoven's 9th
Please join me for a SUNY Geneseo first — a “unity-community sing” of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in Wadsworth Auditorium, this work will require the combined forces of the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Singers, Geneseo’s town/gown choir, professional soloists, and the vocal talents of volunteers who would like to be part of this one-of-a-kind event.
The piece was written in 1824 amid a backdrop of societal injustice, discrimination and suffering but continues to deliver a message of universal kinship, unity, and joy that is just as important today as it was in Beethoven’s time. It’s in the spirit of kinship and unity that I invite students, staff, faculty, and administrators as well as friends and supporters in the community to join us in singing this towering work
To prepare for the performance, singers are asked to attend six Tuesday rehearsals with the College’s Festival Singers, beginning March 26, 7–9 p.m. A dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, May 4, 1–4:30 p.m.
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