University singers to present annual concert
Published 3:37 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The concert will feature musical performances by the club and the Fairfield University Chamber Singers, conducted by Carole Ann Maxwell, with accompanist Beth Palmer and the Rev. Charles H. Allen, chaplain. Also performing will be Sweet Harmony, an all-female ensemble of chamber singers directed by Lindsey Gorgol, Nicole Raposo and Diana Lordi, and the Bensonians, an all-male a cappella group directed by Robert Preli.
The club, the university's oldest club founded in 1947, has more than 130 undergraduate and graduate singers, according to a release. The group, whose next European tour will be to Prague and Berlin in March 2014, is the parent organization of Sweet Harmony and the Bensonians.
The chamber singers, the first mixed choir on campus, founded in 1982 by Maxwell and Orin Grossman, is an ensemble of auditioned singers.
The combined choirs, under Maxwell's direction, have presented concerts in churches, schools, recital and concert halls throughout Europe, and sung in concert sites such as Carnegie Hall, Westminster and Southward cathedrals in London and the Aula Paolo VI at the Vatican.
Maxwell has served as director of choral and liturgical music for the university since 1980 and has been the artistic director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut since its inception in 1984.
Tickets are $10, $6 for students.
Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.