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Upcoming Concerts

For the Birds

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 3:00 PM
Immanuel United Methodist Church
303 Kasson Rd, Camillus, 13031

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3:00 PM
Cicero United Methodist Church
8416 Brewerton Rd, Cicero 13039

Nightingales, larks, swans, bluebirds, blackbirds and 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.

Julie Pretzat, conductor


SVE Jazz

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E Fayette St, Syracuse 13202

SVE's annual chance to swing to great vocal jazz with songs that connect with many moods. Don't miss this one and only performance!

Jeff Welcher, conductor


Past Concerts

A Feast of Carols

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Persian Terrace
100 E Onondaga St, Syracuse 13202

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church
4112 E Genesee St, Dewitt 13214

Join us for a holiday delight featuring John La Montaine's Nine Lessons for Christmas for choir, percussion, and harp. The remainder of the program will include familiar carols and selections in celebration of the season, then join us for our best cookies at the post-concert reception.

Julie Pretzat, conductor

In Praise of Music

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E Genesee St, Skaneateles, 13152

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E Fayette St, Syracuse 13202

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.

Julie Pretzat, conductor

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

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

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Donor: $50-$99
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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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