Notes for ICC&CS: October 16, 2015

From the Director
HOMEWORK FOR 10/21:  #9, 10, 11
Fall Workshop
We have opened a sign-up webpage for the John Rowehl CommunitySings Workshop on November 14th.  The $20 registration fee can be paid for with your credit card or by PayPal, or you can pay in cash or check at the the workshop.  We encourage you to pre-register to allow us to know how many people will be attending.
Please visit the website for more information and online registration! 

Calendar sales will begin soon
The chorus is selling the very popular Finger Lakes waterfall calendars for $13 each.  They make a great gift for the people on your list who are unfortunate enough not to live in our stunningly beautiful part of the world!  This is an important fundraiser for the chorus, so buy one for your home, one for your office, and several for friends.
Fall Rehearsal Schedule
October 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16
January 6
Required Dress Rehearsals
Wednesday, January 13 (7:00-10:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 15 (7:00-10:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Need to miss a rehearsal?
Please notify the attendance officer, Marilyn Crooker, (in advance when possible) of any absence. You can email her at, or call and leave a message for her at 532-3484. Members with more than three absences should check with Gerald about eligibility to sing in the concert.
Community Events
Saturday, October 17, 7:30 PM
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, Dewitt
Works by Dufay, Josquin, and Bach.  For more information visit the web site:

Sunday, October 18, 4 PM
Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira
LYRA is a five voice vocal ensemble composed of students or postgraduates of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Their repertoire includes music from the vast heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditional Russian folk music, providing a broad sweep of Russian history and culture. The program may include works by Bortnjansky, Tchaikovsky,Tchesnokov, Gretchaninov, Rakhmaninov, and Stravinsky, and may include songs, romances and arias from operas by Russian and other composers.  The concert is free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 18, 3 PM
Grace and Holy Spirit Church
13 Court Street, Cortland
This vocal extravaganza will feature eight fine Central New York singers, including Tamara Acosta, Lynn Craver, Eric Flyte, Carl Johengen, Jennifer Kay, David Neal, Steven Stull, and, Ivy Walz with Blaise Bryski and Richard Montgomery at the piano. Featured will be love songs from the classics, Broadway, and modern American composers. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Enjoy a post-concert reception with the musicians. For more information call (607) 756-5438.
 “Musician’s Choice -A Backward Glance”
Sunday, October 25, 4 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble (founded by Gerald Wolfe – first performance December 1975) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season! Join them for their first concert of the season. The program will include sacred and secular a capella works from the Ensemble’s long performance history, including Palestrina, Duruflé, Debussy, Hugo Distler, and even a little Beatles! Tickets available at Hickey’s Music, Pastimes in DeWitt Mall, at the door, and online at <


Cornell University Chorus’ a capella chorus presents MALALA
Saturday, October 31, 5:00 pm.
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
Admission $10 adults, $8 students.
MALALA is a work based on the words of the extraordinary young Pakistani woman and champion of education for girls. The piece is a premier by West Coast composer Adrienne Albert. Albert has collaborated as a singer with Stravinsky, Bernstein, Glass and Schuller. Her own music – accessible, contemporary and often with whimsy – has been widely performed since the 1990s.
Rise Again Singalong Benefit Concert
Oct 31 2015 – 7:30pm
St Paul’s Methodist Church
402 N. Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
with Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of Rise Up Singing, celebrating the release of their long-awaited 2nd songbook Rise Again! Joined by Kim & Reggie Harris, Charlie King, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker and Jan Nigro singing Walk a Mile. This concert will be a benefit for the new Carry It On Fund, which raises funds to support organizations and causes that Pete & Toshi Seeger were deeply committed to.
Locally, tickets will be available at Green Star,
Autumn Leaves and Ithaca Guitar Works. $18 in advance $20 at the door, HS and younger $5; Discount ($10) and comp tickets available for anyone that needs them.
Tickets:  can be purchased at

and books can be pre-ordered.

Schubert Mass and German Organ Music
Sunday, November 8, 4:00 pm
St. Luke Lutheran Church, Ithaca
St. Luke invites all to a free concert on Sunday, November 8 at 4:00 pm. Franz Schubert’s Mass in G will be sung by the St. Luke choir with orchestra and soloists Deborah Montgomery Cove, soprano; Eric Flyte, tenor; and Erik Angerhofer, baritone, conducted by Erik Kibelsbeck, Music Director at St. Luke. Organists Jeffrey Snedeker and Ian Woods will present music of the German Baroque, a style that the church’s current Gress Miles pipe organ was designed to play. St Luke is located at 109 Oak Avenue, beside Collegetown Bagels. Parking on the street or in the Dryden Road parking garage.