School of Music
Women's Choir


School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151
Women's Choir

The Fredonia Women's Choir

Dr. Vernon Huff, director


About the ensemble:

Established in 1999, the Fredonia Women's Choir is a select ensemble with a membership of approximately 35 voices. This ensemble performs a broad spectrum of repertoire ranging from early Renaissance motets through major works of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century.  Dedicated to promoting significant activity for women’s chorus, they frequently collaborate with professional soloists as well as with the Fredonia College and Chamber Orchestras. Notable performances include their annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, New York State School Music Association’s statewide conference, master classes with world-renowned choral experts, and local television broadcast. Most recently, the Women’s Choir performed a world premier performance of America Windows by Rob Deemer which was composed for this ensemble and chamber orchestra.  

In 2001, the ensemble received a major grant to fund a Culture of Peace Memorial Library for Women's Choral Music.  Since that time, they have had the opportunity to commission, publish and perform new pieces by such esteemed composers as Gwyneth Walker, Karl Boelter, Sean Doyle and Robert Deemer.  Among these commissions is Let Evening Come by Gwyneth Walker.  This piece was selected by the American Choral Directors Association National Committee as a Best New Publication for Women’s Chorus.


Additional Selected Repertoire

     
Brahms   Vier Gesänge für Frauenchor, zwei Hörner und Harfe, Op. 17
    Vier Lieder aus dem Jungbrunnen, Op. 44
     
Britten   Ceremony of Carols
    Missa Brevis in D
     
Debussy   Nocturnes (Les Sirenes)
     
Haydn   Dixit Dominus
     
Holst   Choral Hymns from the Rig-Veda, Group III
     
Kodaly   Hegyi Ejszakak (Mountain Nights)
     
Mendelssohn   Motets, Op. 39
     
Monteverdi   Canzonette a tre
     
Nelson   Three Mountain Ballads
     
Nuñez   Four Spanish Lullabies
     
Persichetti   Spring Cantata (text, cummings)
     
Poulenc   Petites voix
     
Rachmaninoff   IIIECTb XOPOB, Op. 15

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