Rensselaer Concert Choir & Orchestra Perform at St. Paul's Church in Troy


Rensselaer Concert Choir & Orchestra Perform at St. Paul's Church in Troy

St. Paul's Church, 58 3rd St. Troy NY 12180

April 19, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, will return to the beautiful and historic setting of St. Paul's Church in downtown Troy to present a concert on Sunday, April 19, at 3pm.

The concert is free, but donations are encouraged and will go toward ongoing fundraising efforts to build a new organ at St. Paul’s Church. This is the second time the Rensselaer ensembles have performed at the church to the benefit of their organ building project, which is lead by St. Paul's Music Director, Brian Hoffman.

The church has been in downtown Troy for more than 200 years, first at the intersection of Third and Congress streets in 1804 and later moving down Third Street to the intersection of State Street. The church has had an organ since the early 19th century. The organ in use today was installed in 1921.

The ensembles will perform Bach's Cantata 150, selctions by Fauré and Messiaen, as well as new works by Chicago-based composer Kim Diehnelt, and Rensselaer Arts Professor Pauline Oliveros. The concert will feature Rensselaer's 20-voice Concert Choir, and a chamber orchestra drawn from members of the Rensselaer Orchestra. The group will also be joined by keyboardist Mary Simoni, Dean of the School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences.

Rensselaer Concert Choir & Orchestra
J.S. Bach's Cantata 150
Sunday, April 19
St. Paul's Church
58 3rd St.
Troy, NY
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