Friday, August 24, 2007

We're doing Mozart in December!

The UMass Department of Music and Dance announced today that there will be a performance of Mozart’s Requiem by the UMass Chamber Choir, University Chorale, Symphony Band and Orchestra in December. The venue at this point is St. John’s Church in Northampton (the site of one of three performances of Brahms’ Requiem last year). Next week I’ll be meeting with the choral director Deanna Joseph and a few others to discuss the logistics of the semester, and I plan to express my desire to move the performance to either Greene Hall at Smith College (if they want to keep it in Northampton) or to UMass. A thousand bucks should do the trick, right? Stay tuned for more info on this as it becomes available. I’ll hyperlink to the actual event once it’s up on the UMass website.

Also, a belated congratulations to Thomas Cole, who was named interim chancellor at UMass. Cole comes to us via Clark Atlanta University, a historically black college which he has been associated with for most of his career (including when Clark and Atlanta U were two separate schools). Welcome, Dr. Cole.

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