RIT Presents: ‘Hymn of Praise’
Ensemble concert celebrates 200th birthday of composer Felix Mendelssohn
Feb. 19, 2009
by William Dube
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In observance of the 200th anniversary of the birth of noted composer Felix Mendelssohn, Rochester Institute of Technology is presenting a performance of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, “Hymn of Praise.”
The concert features the RIT Singers and Orchestra, members of the St. Anne Church Choir, and guest vocal soloists Elizabeth Phillips (soprano) and Grady Bailey (tenor), conducted by Michael E. Ruhling, associate professor of music and director of the RIT Orchestra.
The event will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at St. Anne Church in Rochester. Suggested donations of $5 to $10 will be accepted at the door.
Felix Mendelssohn is generally regarded as one of the finest composers of the Romantic Period. “Hymn of Praise” was composed in 1840.
WHAT: “Hymn of Praise”
WHO: RIT Singers and Orchestra and St. Anne Church Choir
WHEN: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22
WHERE: St. Anne Church, 1600 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester