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KSC Chamber Singers Perform Songs from around the World

KEENE, N.H., (11/04/09) - The Keene State College Chamber Singers will perform songs from around the world during their fall concert on Sunday, November 22, at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth ages 17 and younger. For tickets, call the box office at 603-358-2168.

Conducted by KSC music faculty member Elaine Broad Ginsberg, the KSC Chamber Singers will present works from the Renaissance and Baroque period, including Palestrina’s Hodie Christus Natus Est, sung in Latin by two choirs antiphonally, and Purcell’s In These Delightful Pleasant Groves. Also on the program are several of Ginsberg’s compositions and arrangements, including the well known Irish Lullaby.

Other highlights include In Dulci Jubilo; the traditional folk tune Shenandoah, conducted by KSC music education major Melinda Abodeely (‘10); So Close, arranged by KSC music technology major and composer Tim Price (‘11); an arrangement of a Bosnian folk melody; and a traditional song from South Africa. KSC music faculty member George Loring (piano and organ) will accompany several selections.

Ginsberg is a lecturer in the music department at Keene State, teaching courses in music theory and ear training. She conducts the Hampshire College Chorus in Massachusetts and was previously the Jewish-community music director in the Springfield, Mass., area. Her compositions have been performed at the St. Moritz International Choral Festival in Switzerland, Merkin Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the American Conference of Cantors Convention, and the International Trombonists’ Workshop.

Loring frequently performs throughout New England as a soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician. He has performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Hawaii, and on New Hampshire Public Radio and Television.

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