The Dec. 6 “Holidays at Hendricks” concert in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel will be broadcast to Central New York audiences through a unique collaboration with WCNY.
The 90-minute concert features the Hendricks Chapel Choir and Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE)—directed by Jose (“Peppie”) Calvar and James T. Spencer, respectively; Annie Laver, University organist; the University Singers, led by John Warren and accompanied by pianist Abel Searor ’10; the Windjammer jazz vocal ensemble, conducted by Jeff Welcher; the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, directed by R. Ryan Endris, with pianist Sabine Krantz; the Syracuse Children’s Chorus, led by Stephanie Mowery, with pianist Maryna Mazhukhova; and the Handbell Ringers from the Setnor School of Music, conducted by April Woltersdorf ’14.
The program includes the world premiere of Daniel Gawthrop’s “The Longest Night” for adult choirs and brass, commissioned by the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and made possible by a generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts; the Northeastern premiere of Paul Carey’s “Christmas Bells” for brass, organ, percussion and handbells; and a special brass version of “T’was the Night Before Christmas,” narrated by Chancellor Kent Syverud.
Broadcast times for television are Sunday, Dec. 20, at noon on 24.1 and Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), at 10 p.m. on 24.4 (HD).
Broadcast times for radio are Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), at 6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), at 8 a.m.
WCNY-TV is found on Channel 24 or Time Warner Channel 11, as well as on digital cable channels 850 and 853; it is simulcast in SD 24.1 and HD 24.4. WCNY-FM (CLASSIC-FM) is found at 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica and 90.9 in Watertown.