Thursday, March 3, 2011

Invitation from Cornell

Dear IUCT colleagues,

Cornell Toronto Club would like to invite you and your alumni to the concert that is planned for March 19th, 2011. The Cornell University Chorus, a sixty-member female choir directed by Professor Scott Tucker, will be performing a special concert in Toronto on March 19th, 2011! This concert is part of an eight-day tour of Canada and the Northeast that features stops in Rochester, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vermont, and concludes with a concert in Cornell’s Sage Chapel.

Please see the concert information below.

Details about the event and payment method can be found on the Chorus website. You can also check out the Chorus’s other Canadian tour locations.

Onah Jung (
President, Cornell Club of Toronto


Cornell University Chorus Tour Toronto

Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

Location: Metropolitan United Church

Address: 56 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON [Map]
Ticket: $15.00/person

Founded in 1921, the Cornell University Chorus has become one of the premier treble ensembles in the country. Under the baton of Scott Tucker since 1995, the Chorus performs music spanning eight centuries and every genre, from the monody of Hildegard of Bingen to folk songs of South Africa. With its partner ensemble, the Cornell University Glee Club,the Chorus has performed choral masterworks with the Syracuse Symphony and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. The ensemble has also been heard on the stages of CarnegieHall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, under the direction of such noted conductors as Nadia Boulanger, Michael Tilson Thomas, Eugene Ormandy, and Julius Rudel. Since itsfirst international tour to Taiwan in 1998, the Chorus has made regular trips abroad, with tours to Venezuela and Italy, and most recently to China with the Glee Club, where the two groups performed Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. This spring the Chorus and Glee Club will perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Hege.

The Chorus performs a wide repertoire ranging from African folk music to Mozart Masses. The group has also, since 2001, made a special point of commissioning new works from women composers, using texts by women writers. With its annual commissioning project, the Chorus has added more than a dozen new works to the repertoire for treble choirs. This year’s repertoire consists of selections by Daniel Friderici, Hans Leo Hassler, David Conte, Daniel E. Gawthrop, and Johannes Brahms, in a variety of different languages including English, Latin, Italian, French, and German.

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