Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Arts@Ascension Festival

Dear all,
I’d like to welcome you to the first Arts@Ascension Festival happening this Spring at Church of the Ascension, Rochester, NY. The Arts festival this year will feature a great number of events, ranging from an orchestral concert, an organ recital by Prof. Nathan Laube of the Eastman School of Music, services for Easter and Ascension Day, an event in collaboration with the American Guild of Organists and more. In particular, I hope the below event will be of interest to all of you, initially.
Our first event at the festival will be a Come and Sing: Fauré Requiem with myself at the organ (a wonderful Skinner organ from the 1920’s, an orchestral masterpiece at heart), and Dr William Weinert, Chair of Choral Activities at Eastman School of Music
 conducting and expertly leading us through this wonderful work.
As it stands, our rehearsal will be at 1pm, with an informal performance at 3pm. We will be able to provide scores for those who don’t have one, and we will also provide refreshments between the rehearsal and performance, as well as a reception afterwards. There is no charge/cost for this event. We welcome participants to sing at this, and also welcome those who would like to listen to this amazing work, at 3pm on the same day.
We hope you will be able to join us for this extremely exciting event, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: jameskealey@me.com or on (585) 309-2068. Please also email me if you’d like to book a place and what voice part you sing, so we can keep track of who will be with us at this extraordinary event.
I’m greatly looking forward to this, and I really do hope to see many of you there.
If anyone has any questions, I’d be only too happy to talk more!
With all good wishes,
James Kealey
Master of Music candidate,
Eastman School of Music
Music Minister,
Church of the Ascension,
Rochester, NY
t: +1 (585) 309-2068
e: jameskealey@me.com