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Chorus, Chamber singers to perform 'From Darkness to Light'

The Alfred University (AU) Chorus and Chamber Singers will perform in concert, “From Darkness to Light,” on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church, 5 Church St. 

The concert program will focus on the coming of the Winter Solstice. The first pieces will reflect the cold and dark, and then the singers will transition into pieces celebrating the joy and light as the days grow longer and warmer. Featured composers include Rohn Rutter, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Z. Randall Stroope, Gustav Holst, and Dolly Parton. 

The AU Chorus and Chamber Singers are directed by Professor of Voice and Chorus Dr. Luanne Crosby. The group will be accompanied by pianist Bo Pang. The AU Chorus is comprised of student and volunteer vocalists.

Crosby has extensive experience teaching and performing, and has sung professionally with the Cleveland Opera, Aspen Opera Theater, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Fredonia Chamber Players. She earned a bachelor’s of music degree and master of music degree in music education from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a DMA in vocal performance from Cleveland Institute of Music at Case Western Reserve University.