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Upcoming Concerts

Christmas Pie

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church
4112 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13214

Revel in the beauty of the season as we sing stirring holiday music set to timeless texts. Our traditional pie reception completes the celebration! One performance only. Ryan Endris conducts.

Spring Celebration

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:30 PM
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 E Genesee St, Syracuse 13214

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse 13202

Help us usher in spring with music conducted by the always-energetic Peppie Calvar. This is your chance to chase away the winter blues and make way for a new season.

SVE Extra: Vocal Jazz

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 PM
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 E Genesee St, Syracuse 13214

Back by popular demand, SVE is at its versatile best singing great vocal jazz. Get a jump on summer and feel the beat! One performance only. Not included in season subscription. Jeff Welcher conducts.

Past Concerts

Rejoice! Music for Chorus and Organ

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:00 PM
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University campus

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles 13152

Rejoice is the theme as SVE sings works by Purcell, Westra, Franck, and Benjamin Britten. Thrill to the playing of Brian Glikes, the 2015 winner of the Arthur Poister Competition in Organ Playing. Joseph Downing conducts.

A Pacific Rim Tour

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 PM
Liverpool First United Methodist Church
604 Oswego St., Liverpool

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM
St. David's Episcopal Church
14 Jamar Dr., Fayetteville

Our final concert of the season features a multi-cultural choral festival from the Pacific Rim. Aboriginal as well as folk arrangements from Japan, India, Korea, Bali, Taiwan, and Australia come together with traditional Latin settings of the Ave Maria from Paert, Rachmaninoff, and Matsushita. Please come to enjoy colorful choral works from the Far East and witness SVE's multilingual mastery!

Guest Conductor: Yunn-Shan Ma, Eastman School of Music

Christmas Pie with a Latin American Flair

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
310 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church
4112 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Deck the Halls in 7/8 time, Joy to the World with salsa rhythms, and A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas complement modern settings of timeless texts such as O Magnum Mysterium (Custer), Cantico de Isaias (Calvar), and From Light to Light (Cherwin/McDermid) on this varied program. The Latin American favorite Navidad Nuestra, festive dancers from Syracuse's La Casita, and our traditional pie reception complete the celebration!

Guest Conductor: Jose (Peppie) Calvar, Syracuse University

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"The music filled the space with incredible blend and rich, warm harmonies ... It was a truly stunning reading of these lesser performed gems."
Love and Light concert, March 2014
Abel Searor, Syracuse Post Standard
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"SVE gave a remarkable performance and the mundane concerns of life were transcended ... the audience held its collective breath, hesitating, unwilling to disturb the intensity of the experience."
The Rakhmaninov Vespers, 2010
Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post Standard
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"I have been a heartfelt fan of Syracuse Vocal Ensemble for many years. Every single concert by this fabulous group of singers has been musically engaging and often deeply moving ... I keep coming back to hear great music superbly sung."
Kevin Moore, pianist

"[SVE's concert] was, simply put, the finest choral performance I have ever heard in person."
Crystal LaPoint, composer

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