NEWTON, NJ - Christ Church Newton will host a performance by the renowned Ithaca College Choir on Friday, March 14th, at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Janet Galván, the Ithaca College Choir is recognized through its annual tour and many appearances as one of the most innovative ensembles at the collegiate level. The performance is free and open to the public, although a free will offering will be taken. Christ Church is located at 62 Main Street, in the heart of downtown Newton.
The Ithaca College Choir has toured extensively on the east coast and in the mid-west, and it has presented major concerts at the American Choral Directors Association Convention; Music Educators National Conference; Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall; Carnegie Hall; Symphony Space; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Cooper Union; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Troy Savings Bank; and the Strand Theatre, among others. In addition to their a capella tradition, the choir has performed with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble, as well as other professional ensembles.
Dr. Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities at Ithaca College, conducts the Ithaca College Choir and Women’s Chorale, and is Artistic Director for the Ithaca Children’s Choir. She received the American Choral Directors Association New York Outstanding Choral Director award in 1995. Dr. Galván has conducted national, regional and all-state choruses throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Washington’s Constitution Hall, Minneapolis’ Symphony Hall and others. Dr. Galván has been a guest conductor and clinician in the United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece and Brazil, and she has been recognized as one of the world’s leading conducting teachers. She was on the conducting faculty for the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute, the Transient Glory Symposium in February 2012.
For information about the performance by the Ithaca College Choir at Christ Church Newton, call Joe Mello at 862-268-4720, or visit the church website at http://www.christchurchnewton.org.