Tune in for A Ceremony of Carols.
Julia Figueras welcomes Voices, a chamber choral group founded by Eastman School of Music professor William Weinert. Weinert will direct the choir in a program of Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and other music for the season, accompanied by harpist Kathleen Bride. Backstage Pass airs Monday, December 13 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1. It repeats on Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
Mr. Weinert serves as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus and supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting. He is also Roger Wilhelm's successor as the Sanctuary Choir Director at Asbury First United Methodist Church. Mr.Weinert founded Voices in 2007.
Ms. Bride is Professor of Harp at the Eastman School of Music, and only the third professor of harp since the School's founding in 1921. She has appeared as recitalist in London and the Netherlands, in addition to appearances in major cities across the U.S. Ms. Bride was a solo guest on Backstage Pass in 2007.
Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists – giving Classical 91.5/90.3/FM-HD 91.5-1 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.