The latest installment of Ars Choralis's "Artist Within" house concerts features our favorites from Valentine shows from 2010 through 2013. Singers and instrumentalists include Chuck Snyder, Laurel Herdman, Greg Dinger, Jim Noecker, Barbara Berlind, Rob Sheeley and Karen Levine. The diverse program includes music by the Everly Brothers, Queen, Ricky Nelson, Wings, Paul Simon, Buddy Holly, Bread, Phil Collins and famous songsmiths including Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hart, Duke Ellington, Mann & Weill and others. The show will also include some Latin American love songs played by classical guitarist Greg Dinger, the group’s infamous “Anti-Love Song” medley and an a cappella Beatles medley as the show’s finale. A Valentine’s reception follows the show.
The “Artist Within” series include members of Ars Choralis as well as guest musicians and dancers and often feature different styles of music. The concerts occur in the intimate acoustics of The Sheeley House Bed & Breakfast, a restored 18th century home located at 6 Fairview Avenue, off Lucas Avenue, in High Falls. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to sustain the Ars Choralis program year.
For more information, contact The Sheeley House Bed & Breakfast at (845) 687-4360, or via thesheeleyhouse.com, or contact concert organizer Greg Dinger at (845) 679-8773.
A new Artist Within event featuring three marvelous young Ars Choralis participants: Olivia Dilorio, Amalee Martinez, and Nicole Minielli. (More information coming soon on this new event.)
Music in Desperate Times: Remembering the Women's Orchestra of Birkenau is a commemoration, in words and music, of the women who saved their lives by playing in an orchestra in the Birkenau concentration camp. Music in Desperate Times was first performed in 2006; these will be the first full performances since Ars Choralis's 2009 performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and in Berlin, Germany.
For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.