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Octavo Singers

by The Staff on May 1, 2014


One of the region’s venerable choral groups—they’ve been around for 80-plus years—will give their spring concert in Schenectady this weekend (Saturday). Octavo Singers will present Musical Bookends, a program featuring three of Mozart’s Regina Coelis (hymns), and Welsh composer Karl Jenkins’ 2008 Stabat Mater. The program notes explain that the latter work, “like some of [Jenkins’] other works, includes traditional Western music as well as ethnic vocals, this time focusing on the Middle East.”

Octavo Singers, under the direction of Curtis Funk, will perform Saturday (May 3) at 7:30 PM at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady (8 N. Church St., Schenectady). Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and $10 students with I.D. For more info, please call 377-2201.