Sage Singers, directed by Michael Musial, in concert in May 2016
singing Dan Forrest's “Requiem for the Living"
The Sage Singers, founded by Michael Musial in the fall of 1995, is a 75-voice chorus consisting of Russell Sage College students and New York Capital Region community members presenting performances of a wide and varied repertory of choral music. The chorus has gained a reputation for performing challenging programs, stretching the boundaries for both performer and audience alike.
The choir presents two concerts each year, one in December and one in April, and is also featured in the annual Victorian Stroll Christmas concert at the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Based at the historic Russell Sage College Campus in Troy, NY, the choir offers area singers a unique opportunity to perform choral literature extending from intimate chamber pieces of the Renaissance to larger scale dramatic works for soloists, chorus and orchestra.
Rehearsals for our Fall 2016 season will start on Wednesday, August 31st.
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21st Anniversary Winter Concert
Songs without words for women’s voices
by Zoltán Kodály
Christmas Day - Choral Fantasy on Old Carols
by Gustav Holst
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7 pm
St. Augustine’s Church
25 115th Street, Troy NY 12182
In celebration of Russell Sage College’s Hundredth Year Anniversary, Mountain Nights is an atmospheric setting for women’s voices. We are performing the first of five movements. The title Mountain Nights is represented by the wordless music, and expresses the composer’s deep love for mountains — in particular, the Tatra, Mátra and the Swiss Alps — among which he spent so many enjoyable holidays during his long life. “Mountains,” he told his biographer Lázlo Eösze, “have their own songs.”
Gustav Holst's Christmas Day - a Choral Fantasy on Old Carols was written in 1910, six years before the composition of his masterpiece The Planets, with its astrological and Theosophist symbolism. With Christmas Day, Holst wrote a choral work that was very much motivated by the Christian tradition.