“The Sound of Space” explores architectural and acoustic elements of different Vassar campus venues in ambulatory concert, May 5, 2016

Audience members will journey across campus as the Vassar College Choir performs in seven locations to explore and celebrate each space’s architectural and acoustical elements.  “The Sound of Space” concert will be held on Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm and will begin at the Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

After the Chapel, the concert will move to the following locations:

  • Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center North Atrium
  • Students’ Building, 2nd floor
  • Kenyon Hall Volleyball Court
  • Kenyon Hall Squash Courts
  • Kenyon Hall Sun Court
  • Kenyon Hall, Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater

Music selections to be performed include works by Tallis, Victoria, Rheinberger, Estevez,  Hogan, and Whitacre.

Audience members will walk between the venues in this unique, ambulatory concert and seating is limited.  Therefore, individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the Campus Activities Office, (845) 437-5370. Reservations are encouraged; please email by May 1.

This event is sponsored by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines Initiative at Vassar, which is generously supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

About Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD)
In 2014, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Vassar College a grant for this multi-year initiative to enhance integration of the creative arts across the college curriculum. CAAD utilizes artist residencies, thematic programming, faculty and curricular development initiatives and student creative projects to broaden collaboration across academic disciplines. Each academic year, CAAD has focused on one of the five senses. The theme for the 2015-16 year is hearing.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (

Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.


Posted by Office of Communications Monday, April 25, 2016