The 13th annual Viva Italia! Finale Concert brings the college's Italian Heritage Month to a close with a celebration of the glories of Italian Music with performances by Wagner college faculty, choirs and the winners of the Italian Idol Singing Competition.
The Fall Choral Concert: Hands Across the Atlantic, explores American, Spanish, Italian, and African American music, celebrating trans-Atlantic influences and enrichments. The Choirs of the College perform works by Victoria, Verdi, Randall Thompson, Stephen Paulus, Ola Gjiello, Ivo Antognini, American folk hymns, madrigals, spirituals and jazz.
Sunday, November 6th, 4pm
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Pauls Avenue, Staten Island
Stretto and Espresso Vocal Jazz Ensembles, some of Wagner finest singers and a fine band join to offer an hour of great jazz, funk, pop and gospel.
The Holiday Concert: Mystery and Merriment explores the many of the dimensions of Advent, Christmas and Chanukah, from somber and mysterious to joyous and festive. The Choirs of the College will perform Poulenc’s Litanies la Vierge Noire, Howells’ Magnificat (Gloucester Service), Lauridsen’s O nata lux, Biebl’s Ave Maria, Busto’s O Magnum Mysterium, glorious Bach chorales, carols, ancient and modern, and the traditional Sing-Along.
Sunday, December 11th at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Pauls Avenue, Staten Island
The Choirs, Vocal Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, faculty and soloists join to celebrate the great African American performers and composers who have contributed so profoundly to American music and culture. The program will include spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, funk, and soul.