With a song in their heart, the Hofstra University Chamber Choir from the Department of Music will go on tour this spring break (April 8-12), presenting concerts across four states. This is the fourth year the Hofstra students and their director, Dr. David Fryling, have taken their talent on the road.
Dr. Fryling explains that between performances, he and the students make time for exchange workshops with various high school and community choruses. “We’ll sing for them; they’ll sing for us; and we’ll answer questions about what it’s like to sing in college. The kids stay with host families along the way, and do an amazing job representing Hofstra. I have found over the past three years that this opportunity is a great bit of ambassadorship for the University and the Music Department.”
The tour currently includes the following concerts:
Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Storrs Congregational Church in Storrs, CT.
Hofstra students will be performing with the University of Connecticut and Edwin O. Smith High School choirs.
Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Bethany Congregational Church in Foxborough, MA
Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls, NY
Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, New Hope, PA
Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, NJ
The repertoire of the Hofstra University Chamber Choir spans centuries of unaccompanied music – from the Renaissance to the 21st century – and covers genres from South African work and resistance songs to songs of Stephen Foster’s America; folk songs from Scandinavia to folk songs of South America, and everything in between.