Who knew mass music could be so unique and fun?!
May 2015 – Opera Goes to Church
Music restores sense of joy
As I age in this loud, overwhelming, bad news society I hear myself at times making statements that are less than positive about our world in general, our country and our city. I was, therefore, shocked by an outstanding happening last Friday evening.
A friend invited us to enjoy a performance by the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus at the Church of the Assumption in Fairport. This was a low charge performance titled “Opera Goes To Church,” and our expectations were none other than to look forward to our friend singing.
I am struggling with words that would explain the surprise we felt when the incredibly beautiful music began filling our souls. Music resounding into the depth of our being and releasing such joy. How does one thank a group of people for bringing back a balance of what is beautiful in this often maligned society?
– Elizabeth S, Pittsford
I had a friend who said it was the best $12 he ever spent and another who said it was a holy moment in her life.
– Lita Boudakian, GVOC member
A man was telling his friends about the phenomenal concert that he had attended. He raved about the choir, the orchestra, the soloists, the violin solo, and the conductor to his 3 friends who all agreed that they would have to look for our next concert!
March 2014 – All Creatures Great and Small: A Musical Menagerie
December 2013 – A Christmas Garland
Many selections of various genres kept me fondly entertained for two full hours! From the challenging “Wachet Auf” Cantata to the delightful narration of “Brother Heinrich’s Christmas,” it is apparent the depth of talent in GVOC! – Andrea Meier
December 2012 – With Joyous Note
“Wonderful GVOC concert tonight! I thought there was much more enthusiasm than ever before. Dynamics and enunciation were great. I especially liked having much less accompaniment which allowed voices to be heard. Program choices were good, too. And, what a nice big audience! Merry Christmas!” – Judy Karsten
“What I really liked about the Christmas concert was the variety of music. I especially enjoyed the woodwind quintet. Over-all, the performance was fantastic!” – Craig D. Hill