Hamilton College Choir Kicks Off Annual Tour

Acting Choir Director Thomas Lloyd and the43-member Hamilton College Choir will begin its annual choir tour in Cleveland,Ohio on Saturday, March 9. From Cleveland, the group will move throughIndianapolis, Ind.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio and Buffalo, N.Y., beforemaking its final stop in Toronto, Canada. All concerts are free and open tothe public.

Under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, visiting assistant professor of music,the Choir will present a varied program of music ranging from EnglishRenaissance masters to Samuel Barber's beloved "Reincarnations." They will alsoperform two rhythmically exciting musical proverbs from Ghana, a lyricalmovement from the "Talmud Suite," unaccompanied vocal jazz (sung by the CollegeHill Singers) and will close with selections from Leonard Bernstein's"Candide."

The Hamilton College Choir has a history of performance dating back for over acentury. As part of a college firmly committed to the liberal arts, itsmembers represent a wide variety of academic interests and pursuits. Thechoral program at Hamilton also includes the College Hill Singers, a chambervocal ensemble that draws its singers for the college choir, and the OratorioSociety, an organization of over 100 singers from both the college andsurrounding communities that performs major works with orchestra. The choirperforms a series of concerts every year during Spring Break, and includes atrip abroad every fourth year.

Hamilton College is a highly selective, privately endowed liberal arts collegeof 1,650 students. Chartered in 1812, it is one of the oldest colleges in theUnited States.

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