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“The Spirit of All That Is Art,” honoring President Elizabeth H. Bradley, November 5, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – A choral concert honoring Vassar’s Eleventh President, Elizabeth H. Bradley, will take place on Sunday, November 5, 3:00 pm in Skinner Hall’s Martel Recital Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature Handel's Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Ola Gjeilo’s Luminous Night of the Soul, and a newly commissioned work “I cannot hold thee close enough” by Eric William Barnum with text by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, class of 1917. The Vassar College Choir, Women's Chorus and members of the Orchestra perform with guest artist Rita Costanzi, harp, and faculty members Linda Quan, violin, and Sophie Shao, cello. Christine Howlett will conduct.

This event is sponsored by the Music Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, October 20, 2017