A cohesive collaboration of voice and instrumental

By Sydney Bucholtz

Assistant Features Editor

On Tuesday, November 15, the Canisius College Chorale performed its annual collaborative concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  The groups musically intertwined with a high quality mixture of classical pieces, including Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine,” Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” and Vivaldi’s “Beatus Vir.”  The orchestra finished the night’s performance with two other works, Deemer’s “Vox Humana,” which is the group’s Premiere performance, composed for the orchestra, and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 41 in C major K. 551 Jupiter.”

The concert was an incredibly cohesive, beautifully-prepared, versatile joining of music.  The elements of instrument and vocal song complemented each other the dramatic shifts within the pieces, as well as in the dynamic contrasts of the three pieces as a whole.  Chorale Director Frank Scinta and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta concluded the first half of the program, the combined portion, with a well-deserved bow and motions to the groups of students and professionals who immersed themselves in the pieces and prepared so diligently.

The Canisius Chorale will also be appearing in a few remaining concerts for the remainder of the semester, one of which is this coming weekend.  On Sunday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m., the choir will be showcasing a Sacred Space concert at St. Louis Church in Buffalo, and on December 3 at 7:30p.m., they will be hosting their Winter Concert in the Montante Cultural Center to conclude the fall semester.

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