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SVE congratulates artistic director Robert Cowles for receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the Sibelius Academy in Finland during the 2014-2015 season.

Poetry and Psalms

John Warren, guest conductor

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 E Genesee St., Syracuse

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:00 PM
University Methodist Church
1085 E Genesee St., Syracuse

Concert features Ken Meyer, guitar, with guest conductor John Warren, Syracuse University

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 students (available at the door)


Christmas Pie with a Latin American Flair

Jose Calvar, guest conductor

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

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

Guest Conductor: Jose (Peppie) Calvar, Syracuse University

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 students (available at the door)


A Pacific Rim Tour

Yunn-Shan Ma, guest conductor

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

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

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

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 students (available at the door)



Past Concerts

Love and Light

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
310 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia United Methodist Church
Seminary and Lincklaen Sts.

This collaborative performance by SVE and and Society for New Music features Lux Aeterna, a work for chorus and chamber orchestra by Morten Lauridsen, recipient of the 2007 Medal of Arts; and Valentines and Graffiti, a work for ensemble, soloist, clarinet and piano by Earl George.

The concert features guest artists Laura Enslin, soprano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; and Ida Trebicka, piano.


A Taste of the Mosaic: A Sampler Event of the Mosaic Collective

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 4:00 PM
St. Paul's Cathedral
310 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A performance by members of the Mosaic Collective: Dance Theater of Syracuse, Paul Robeson Performing Arts Co., Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, and Syracuse Community Choir.

Free admission.


A Family Christmas Pie

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM
Liverpool First United Methodist Church
604 Oswego St., Liverpool

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church
4112 E. Genesee St., Dewitt

Music for the young and young at heart!

Join SVE for light seasonal music, an appearance by the Dance Theater of Syracuse and audience participation carols, followed by our after-concert sumptuous pie reception and Family Photo Booth.

Ideas Collaborative This concert is made possible in part by the IDEAS Collaborative


Classical Meets Bluegrass

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
SUNY Oswego Campus

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7:30 PM
St. James Church
4845 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Concert features The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett, with Joe Davoli, fiddle; Nick Piccininni, banjo; Perry Cleveland, mandolin; John Cadley, guitar; Zachary Fleitz, bass; Maureen Henesey, vocal soloist.

Also including choral arrangements from Appalachian roots, Syracuse Country/Contra Dancers, and instrumental bluegrass classics.


SVE Extra! Jazz Benefit Concert

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:00 PM
Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church
2112 S. Geddes St., Syracuse

An hour of choral vocal jazz and solo standards, featuring ensemble singers and pianist Jerry Exline, directed by Jeff Welcher. Free will offering to benefit Syracuse Vocal Ensemble's 40th anniversary season.


Partner with SVE

Make the 2014-15 season a success and help welcome our guest conductors:

  • John Warren
  • Jose (Peppie) Calvar
  • Yunn-Shan Ma

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"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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