Announcing 2013 Festival Choir

Announcing 2013 Festival Choir

Date posted: 2013-10-04 12:58:53

Continuing the tradition, Rensselaer is pleased to invite community participation from across the Capital District for its annual Holiday Festival Choir. This SATB volunteer choral group will present a concert at the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the RPI campus in partnership with the Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM.



No audition is required, however, participants should be aware that rehearsals will be fast paced and musically intensive. All participants in the Festival Choir should be comfortable reading choral scores, have some familiarity with sung diction in Latin, and are strongly encouraged to have prior choral singing experience. Participants are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals.



Monteverdi – Ecco mormorar l’onde

F.J. Haydn – Te Deum in C for Maria Theresia

Handel – Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah


Scores will be provided for all participants.


Rehearsal & Performance Schedule


West Hall (on the RPI Campus / Troy, NY):

Tues. Nov. 12:            7-9 PM

Tues. Nov. 19:            7-9 PM

Tues. Dec. 3:              7-9 PM

Thurs. Dec. 5:             6-8 PM rehearsal with Rensselaer Orchestra & Concert Choir

Tues. Dec. 10:            7-9 PM

Sat. Dec. 14:              9:30 AM – 12 PM rehearsal with Rensselaer Concert Choir


EMPAC Concert Hall (on the RPI Campus/Troy, NY):

Sat. Dec. 14:              4 PM – 6 PM dress rehearsal with Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir


Sun. Dec. 15:              12:30 PM – 2 PM warm up/sound check with Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir


Performance (EMPAC Concert Hall):

Sun. Dec. 15:              3 PM


A reception will immediately follow the concert at EMPAC.


Up-to-date Information can be found at:

Direct all questions to Nicholas DeMaison:

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March 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Studio 1

A video installation of an essay film meditating on the 1977 Oscars and a documentary on Rhodesia which aired at the same time one month and one day before the essay filmmaker, Maureen Jolie Anderson, was born.