NEXT UP FOR THE OACC
Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM! The OACC will present "The Musical World of Disney" in the auditorium of Oneida High School. The concert will feature the "All In" barbershop quartet as well as elementary singers from the Oneida City Schools, and there will be plenty of fun and surprises for all!
FOR US THE LIVING EMOTIONAL, UPLIFTING
An audience of about 400 enjoyed the concert, "For Us The Living", on Sunday, March 11. The beautiful St. Patrick's Church in Oneida provided a perfect setting for the special concert that focused on expressing grateful affirmation of the gift of life, as well as expressing comfort, consolation and hope to all who have suffered loss. The traditional words of Alfred Fedak's "For Us the Living: A Requiem" and other pieces, combined with his masterful organ accompaniment and the beautiful solos by Juliane Price presented the audience with a healing and emotionally uplifting afternoon. Director Kimberly Nethaway and the 95 community chorus singers were proud of their performance as they continued their tradition of presenting live choral music in the Oneida area.
Chorale offers HS Senior Scholarship
The Oneida Area Civic Chorale is offering a $500 scholarship to an area high school senior who has shown outstanding achievement in music, has participated in school and community performances, and has plans to continue to study music beyond high school as a music major or in extracurricular activities. Applicants must submit a completed application form, a performance CD or DVD displaying solo and/or ensemble achievements, and a letter of recommendation from a music teacher. The scholarship will be awarded in May. Applications, letters of recommendation, and CDs/DVDs must be received by April 1, 2018. Applications may be obtained from music teachers and guidance counselors at local high schools, from Chorale representative Kathryn Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at www.oneidachorale.org/scholarships.
"Bravissimo!" for a GOLDEN CHRISTMAS
The Oneida Chorale's "Golden Christmas" holiday concert was a fabulous success. Oneida High School auditorium was near capacity, at about 700 audience members, and the reviews have been nothing short of Bravissimo! Our orchestra and soloists were superb, and our singers were at peak performance level. The concert was masterfully conducted by Kimberly Nethaway. "Golden Christmas" was a fitting conclusion to this 50th year of the Oneida Area Civic Chorale...a year of remembrance and celebration of live choral music in Central New York presented by a very special organization!
Composer, Mark Hayes, enjoys the Rome area.
When composer, arranger, conductor, pianist Mark Hayes decided to do an arrangement of the traditional tune “The Erie Canal”, he didn’t know much about our famous CNY waterway. He knew the tune and liked it, and that was about it. When he learned that the OACC would perform the tune in their concert and that he would actually be conducting the song a mere mile from the canal itself, he was quite impressed! While in Rome, Mark enjoyed dining at The Beeches and The Savoy, and even got a quick glance of the Erie Canal! He enjoyed working with the singers in the Community Choir and the OACC, and was quite impressed with their quality, enthusiasm, and high degree of preparation by Kimberly Nethaway. He returned to his home in Kansas City, Missouri, with a book and hat as souvenirs of the Erie Canal, and hopefully many good memories of his part in the OACC 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Chorale Ensemble completes European Tour
An Oneida Area Civic Chorale tour ensemble recently returned from an eleven day European tour. Chorale Director Kim Nethaway, of Rome, led the group of 45 singers and friends from Central New York as they toured and performed four outdoor concerts in the Bavarian and Tyrolean areas of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. (MORE)