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Upcoming Concerts

In Praise of Music

Friday, October 18, 2019, Time TBD
Place TBD

Saturday, October 19, 2019, Time TBD
Place TBD

A concert featuring texts and music in praise of the power of music and in honor of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The program will include selections by Purcell and Handel with chamber orchestra, as well as recent music on the theme by British and American composers, including Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten.

Carols and Lullabies

Saturday, December 14, 2019, Time TBD
Place TBD

Sunday, December 15, 2019, Time TBD
Place TBD

Join us for a holiday delight featuring Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies, Christmas in the Southwest for choir, marimba, harp and guitar. The remainder of the program will include familiar carols and selections in celebration of the season.

For the Birds

Saturday, February 29, 2020, Time TBD
Place TBD

Sunday, March 1, 2020, Time TBD
Place TBD

Nightingales, larks, swans, bluebirds, blackbirds, and many other feathered friends will be celebrated in song as we collaborate with Baltimore Woods, the Audubon Society, and local artists for an afternoon of music and activities. The program will feature a commissioned piece by Paul Leary and a work by Syracuse native Nick Gianopoulos as well as favorites from the Renaissance through 21st century.

Annual Jazz Concert

Saturday, May 2, 2020, Time TBD
Place TBD

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

Past Concerts

Annual Jazz Concert

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019, Time TBD
Place TBD

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

Winter Into Spring

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

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

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

A Christmas Collage

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

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

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

Celebrating Scotland

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

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

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

Friend: Under $50
Donor: $50-$99
Supporter: $100-$199
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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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