Carrying on a beloved annual tradition, the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club will offer a musical holiday celebration including singalong carols (featuring the virtually assembled choirs), seasonal poetry readings, and recordings from past Christmas services Dec. 16.
The Cornell Gamelan Ensemble presents two days of Indonesian performances at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art with visiting guest artists from Java and Bali. On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., guest artists Gusti Sudarta (Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar) and Darsono Hadiraharjo (SEAP Visiting Critic) will perform excerpts of traditional wayang (shadow puppetry), providing audiences a rare opportunity to experience both Balinese and Javanese forms of this vital art form.
On May 5 in Bailey Hall, the Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus, orchestral musicians from NYS Baroque, and six internationally-renowned vocal soloists, including tenor Rufus Müller, will perform the music of J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Twenty years ago, a musical collective of Cornell and Ithaca College faculty joined together to create an ensemble dedicated to presenting new musical works, and Ensemble X is still going strong. On Sunday, April 15 at 8:00pm at Barnes Hall, they will perform the blockbuster concert of their season in celebration.