SUCO Concert Choir to perform
Just back from a concert tour of Mohawk Valley high schools, the SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir will present its annual spring concert Tuesday in the Hunt Union Ballroom at the State University College at Oneonta. The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of Robert Barstow, the choir will perform a program including “Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras” from the “German Requiem” by Brahms in tribute to victims of the recent Boston Marathon tragedy. Other selections include the double-chorus “Haste thee nymph” from Handel’s “L’Allegro”; the Mozart aria and chorus “Laudamus te” from his “Vespers K.339,” featuring soprano Jillian Massey as soloist; and selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” featuring Joshua Baker as Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
These will be complemented by “John the Revelator” an upbeat gospel blues tune; “Shut de Do” a Caribbean folksong featuring Kathleen Saverino on conga and Bobbie Van Beusichem, Taylor Clark, Shannon Leisner, Tara Resch, Kelsey Saunder , Megan Palmer, Rebecca Daley, Matt Gariepy, William Napier, and Josh Lanza as soloists.
Another highlight of the program will be the debut of Lanza’s arrangement of The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” by his recently formed rock ensemble “The Fun Four,” in which Lanza is on keyboard and vocals assisted by John Barnas on bass, John Resch on electric guitar and Dan Ainspan on drums.
Opry Night will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre with the Spinney Brothers. The Spinney Brothers, which includes Allan Spinney, Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Darryl Hebb, hail from the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. The group plays traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music.