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SVE is thrilled to introduce our new Artistic Director, Jace Kaholokula Saplan, who will be joining us in the fall of 2019.

Upcoming Concerts

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Celebrating Scotland

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church
5299 Jamesville Rd., Syracuse 13214

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM
OCC Recital Hall, Academic II, Performing Arts Cen
4585 W. Seneca Tpke., Syracuse 13215

Music of contemporary composers James MacMillan, Sally Beamish, and Sheena Phillips will be featured, as well as poetry of Robert Burns and arrangements of well-known Scottish folk songs.

Carl Johengen, guest conductor

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A Christmas Collage

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church
4112 E. Genesee St., Syracuse 13214

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00 PM
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse 13202

Music of the season selected by four of SVE's singer-conductors as they each take a turn at the podium. Then join us for our best cookies at the post-concert reception.

Brian Ackles, Anne Jamison, Sandy Murphy, and CJ Oliver, conductors

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Winter Into Spring

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:30 PM
St. David's Episcopal Church
14 Jamar Dr, Fayetteville 13066

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
232 E Onondaga St, Syracuse 13202

Works on winter and spring texts, including Poulenc's Un Soir de Neige, Debussy's Trois Chansons, choruses from Haydn's The Seasons, several Renaissance pieces, and more.

Julie Pretzat, guest conductor

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Annual Jazz Concert

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse 13202

SVE's annual chance to swing with great vocal jazz. Get a jump on summer and feel the beat! One performance only.

Jeff Welcher, conductor

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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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Gifts will be acknowledged in the program at the categories below. Donors at the higher levels will receive complimentary season tickets.

Friend: Under $50
Donor: $50-$99
Supporter: $100-$199
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Patron: $200-$499
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Benefactor: $500-$999
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Philanthropist: $1,000+
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"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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