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SVE is thrilled to introduce our new Artistic Director, Jace Kaholokula Saplan.

Upcoming Concerts

Panoptic Incantations

Saturday, October 20, 2018, Time TBD
Location TBD

Sunday, October 21, 2018, Time TBD
Location TBD

What gives words power? Is it a subscription to repetition, weaving a compelling mantra towards the desired result? Is it a role in ritual, creating a powerful connection between the seen and unseen? Or is it something more, something ethereal and cosmic? Join us for a musical exploration of panoptic incantations. Featuring Jake Runestad's American Triptych and Sid Robinovitch's Canciones por las Americas.

Through Mary's Eyes

Saturday, December 8, 2018, Time TBD
Location TBD

Sunday, December 9, 2018, Time TBD
Location TBD

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
— Luke 2:19

As we find reverence and wonder through the traditions and narratives of the season, the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble will provide a musically maternal perspective. Join us as we witness the celebration and reverence of a winter miracle through the eyes of a mother. Featuring Daniel Elder's Three Nocturnes and Georgy Sviridov's Inexpressible Wonder.

Sacred Intersections

Saturday, March 9, 2019, Time TBD
Location TBD

Sunday, March 10, 2019, Time TBD
Location TBD

What happens when sacred musical traditions, rituals, and languages from opposite ends of the world coalesce?

The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble proudly presents two multicultural works housed within a Catholic mass setting: Missa Arirang by Cool Jae Huh, who celebrates a traditional Korean sound-world and Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo, who crafts a narrative that celebrates his Scandinavian and humanist upbringing.

Annual Jazz Concert

Saturday, May 4, 2019, Time TBD
Location TBD

Past Concerts

SVE Jazz

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E Fayette St, Syracuse 13202

Back by popular demand, SVE is at its versatile best singing great vocal jazz. Get a jump on summer and feel the beat! One performance only, conducted by our own Jeff Welcher.

Nature Beckons

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
232 E Onondaga St, Syracuse 13202

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
OCC Recital Hall, Academic II, Performing Arts Cen
4585 W Seneca Tpke, Syracuse 13215

SVE welcomes Ryan Endris back as he leads the ensemble in Britten's Five Flower Songs and Argento's Walden Pond.

Ryan Endris, conductor

Winter's Compass: Music From All Directions

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
310 Montgomery St, Syracuse 13202

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church
4112 E Genesee St, Syracuse 13214

Enjoy a multicultural celebration of the season with music from around the globe. In a break from tradition, we bring you SVEs best cookies at the post-concert reception.

Jace Kaholokula Saplan, conductor

Why We Sing

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
97 E Genesee St, Skaneateles 13152

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 PM
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church
5299 Jamesville Rd, Syracuse 13214

Come hear the music that personally inspires four of SVE's very own as they each take a turn at the podium. Brian Ackles, Anne Jamison, Colin Keating, and Sandy Murphy, conductors

William Billings Invocation Craig Hella Johnson Gitanjali Chants Kevin Moore Prayer of St. Simeon Matthew Harris i love you much(most beautiful darling) Franz Joseph Haydn Awake the Harp from The Creation Sergei Rachmaninoff "Bogoroditse Devo No. 6" from All Night Vigil, Op. 37 Don Jamison Cabin Hill and Owen Sound Jake Runestad Let My Love Be Heard David C. Dickau If Music Be the Food of Love Plus traditional spirituals and gospel blues works.

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"The music filled the space with incredible blend and rich, warm harmonies ... It was a truly stunning reading of these lesser performed gems."
Love and Light concert, March 2014
Abel Searor, Syracuse Post Standard
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"SVE gave a remarkable performance and the mundane concerns of life were transcended ... the audience held its collective breath, hesitating, unwilling to disturb the intensity of the experience."
The Rakhmaninov Vespers, 2010
Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post Standard
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"I have been a heartfelt fan of Syracuse Vocal Ensemble for many years. Every single concert by this fabulous group of singers has been musically engaging and often deeply moving ... I keep coming back to hear great music superbly sung."
Kevin Moore, pianist

"[SVE's concert] was, simply put, the finest choral performance I have ever heard in person."
Crystal LaPoint, composer

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