This year’s edition of the Tribute will bring together many of the colleges ensembles and special guest artist, Dorian Lake, in a wide ranging salute to the genius and artistry of many of the finest African American composers, lyricists, and performers. The concert will also mine the riches of African American tradition with a variety of spirituals and gospel songs. Wagner College Choir, Thomas Juneau, conductor, will perform belovèd spirituals, and Baba Yetu, an African version of the Lord’s Prayer. Dorian Lake will perform Dream Variations by Margaret Bonds on poetry of Langston Hughes. The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Roger Wesby, will perform spirituals and gospel music and will feature Dorian Lake on the stirring Trouble at the River. The Hildegard Ensemble will pay tribute to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Stretto Vocal Ensemble will perform works by Thelonius Monk and Wayne Shorter. The Wagner College Jazz Ensemble, Ben Sher, director, will perform works by Roy Hargrove, Thelonious Monk, Branford Marsalis and Stevie Wonder.
Winter, You’re Nothing but a Villain!
Wagner College Chamber Singers, Stretto Vocal Ensemble, Hildegard Ensemble with Roger Wesby, conductor, James Lubrano, piano present
An afternoon of exquisite choral repertoire, from the Italian Renaissance to the present, including the Trois chansons of Debussy, settings of the Song of Songs by Willan, Bairstow and Cooman,
Works by Palestrina, Barber, Eriks Esenvalds and Jake Runstadt. In addition, bluegrass hymns, spiritual and jazz standards and Joni Mitchell and Beatles songs will be performed.
Sunday, February 24 at 4 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Paul's Avenue, Staten Island, New York
Admission: $15 (students enter free with I.D.)
The Wagner College Choir will perform Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" in the inestimable Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00PM.
This concert will feature other choirs from around the world performing additional works by Dan Forrest and an orchestral performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Ticket information may be found through Carnegie Hall at www.carnegiehall.org
Love and some Good Music - that’s all you need!”
Wagner College Treble Concert Choir and Hildegard Ensemble with Kelly Birgfeld and Roger Wesby, conductors
Treble Concert Choir performance will include a diverse repertoire of madrigals, gospel music and a pop song by AVICII and will feature Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” for violin, piano and choir.
The Hildegard Ensemble’s offerings will include works by Fauré, bluegrass style folk hymns, and songs by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. The campus community is cordially invited to what promises to an inspirational concert.
Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
309 St. Pauls Avenue
Staten Island, New York
Vocal Jazz Set
Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m.
Campus Hall Music Performance Center
Stretto Vocal Ensemble, joined by a fine quartet and guest soloists performs an evening of jazz, fusion, standards, R & B, bluegrass and popular songs by the Beatles and Joni Mitchell. Selections by Thelonius Monk, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, James Taylor and Mali Music will be performed.
Soundscapes of Yesterday and Today
The outstanding Wagner College Choir will perform a myriad of dynamic choral works spanning the centuries including a premiere by Wagner's own Connor Gibbs '17.
Other works on the program will include the atmospheric Cloudburst by Eric Whitacre, Dixit Dominus by W.A. Mozart, Sudden Light by Thomas Juneau and a variety of classics, spirituals and secular works for chorus.
Trinity Lutheran Church
309 St Pauls Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304
Admission: $15 Students admitted free with ID