Story Categories: Music Department

August 25, 2017
The Festival Chorus of Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) will present a concert on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in memory of two Wagner College music professors, Ronald Cross and Arnold Rosner. The concert will be hosted by Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 122 West 69th St., New York. […] Keep reading →
Post Image for New book on Wagner Choir history published
August 10, 2017
Wagner College has a powerful choral tradition of more than 80 years. A new book published by Wagner College Communications, "We Found Our Voice," tells the choir's full history for the first time. Keep reading →
Post Image for The story behind ‘Beautiful Upon a Hill’
December 10, 2015
Wagner College’s original alma mater, written by a student in 1918, was called ‘We Stand United’ Keep reading →
Post Image for Wagner College Choir 1975 LP
December 1, 2015
During its 1975 tour of Austria and Germany, the Wagner College Choir stopped in Berlin and worked into the small hours of the morning to record their tour program. The album was recorded in Berlin's Church of the Twelve Apostles (Zwolf-Apostel-Kirche) by recording engineer John Proffitt. The choir was directed by Arnold J. Running. Thanks […] Keep reading →
Post Image for Wagner College Choir's 1949 recording now online
November 2, 2015
Bruce Bainbridge '73 recently donated a boxed three-disc set of 78 rpm recordings made by the "Wagner College A Capella Choir" in 1949 under the direction of his father, John L. Bainbridge, who took over the choir in 1944. (We're not entirely sure why it was called the "a capella choir," since most if not […] Keep reading →
Post Image for Choir’s fall concert tour: ‘A Wedding of Sorts,’ Nov. 8, 14 & 15
October 30, 2015
Performances in Staten Island, Kingston & Syracuse will feature a program with ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ Keep reading →
Post Image for Wagner College Choir releases archival LPs, home movies
September 22, 2015
We have recently located three long-playing vinyl choir albums recorded in 1955-56, 1964 and 1968 — plus a home movie of the choir's 1955-56 tour. Catch it all here! Keep reading →
Post Image for In the news: Wagner observes Black History Month with performance by Opera Ebony
February 23, 2015
Opera Ebony combined music and storytelling in an emotional Black History Month performance last Friday at Wagner College Keep reading →
Post Image for Advance: ‘Female a cappella group wows Wagner College audience’
October 22, 2014
Staten Island Advance photojournalist Jan Somma-Hammel posted this video and news story about Wagner College's all-female a capella group, Vocal Synergy, on the community newspaper's website. Watch the video and read the story, below, and visit the Advance website to view an exclusive accompanying slideshow. Vocal Synergy: Female a cappella group wows Wagner College audience […] Keep reading →
Post Image for Schulenberg’s groundbreaking new book explores music of C.P.E. Bach
August 19, 2014
Wagner College music historian David Schulenberg’s new book, “The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach,” will be published next month by the University of Rochester Press, a partner of the humanities publishing house Boydell & Brewer. Of the four sons of J.S. Bach who became composers, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88) was the most prolific, the […] Keep reading →