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New Director for BPO Chorus

BPO Chorus

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus prepares its first concert under new director Dale Adelmann.By Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus presents its first concert lead by its new official conductor. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Dale Adelmann has been the Acting Director of the Ensemble ever since Thomas Swan became ill. And after Swan died last June the Chorus began a national search for his successor. Dale Adelmann was one of the candidates. And following interviews and auditions, the Chorus officially named him as its director.

You've heard Dale's work on WBFO before in his full time capacity as Organist and Choirmaster of Saint Paul's Cathedral downtown. He'll remain there but Dale says the chorus will give him an opportunity to work with a larger ensemble and to work with a wider scope of music.

Dale's first performance in this capacity will be Friday, March 1 at 8PM in the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Elmwood and West Ferry. The concert benefits Concerned Ecumenical Ministries.

And this is a busy week for Dale because the next night, he'll be conducting his Choir of Men and Boys from Saint Paul's Cathedral along with choirs from Westminster Presbyterian and Holy Trinity Lutheran in a tribute to Thomas Swan. The choirs will sing separately before joining together for Maurice Durufle's Requiem. That's on Saturday, March 2 at 8PM in Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.

And more choral music the next day as the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists brings several chapter members and choir singers to Kenmore Presbyterian on Delaware Avenue. Frank Scinta conducts more Psalm settings and works for Lent Sunday (3/3) at 4PM, and it's free.

The choir of Calvary Episcopal Church presents Mozart's Requiem Sunday (3/3) at 5PM at the corner of Cayuga and Milton Streets in Williamsville.

The Buffalo Philharmonic welcomes guest conductor Yoav Talmi for Bruckner's Seventh Symphony. And Pianist Christopher O'Reilly joins them for Beethoven's Second Concerto on Friday (3/1) at 7:30PM and Saturday (3/2) at 8PM in Kleinhans.

Buffalo Philharmonic Members John Fullam (clarinet) and Glen Einschlag (bassoon) join pianist Don Rebic in the ensemble Tremani. They will give a recital Wednesday (2/27) at 7:30PM in Canisius College's Montante Cultural Center on Main Street.

Soprano Julie Newell gives a free recital Wednesday (2/27) at noon in the First United Presbyterian Church at 19 West Fourth Street in Dunkirk.

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet joins the Hamburg High School Band and Jazz Ensemble Wednesday (2/27) at 7PM in the High School at 4111 Legion Drive.

The Fredonia State Wind Symphony performs on Wednesday (2/27), followed by the Wind Ensemble on Thursday (2/28). Both concerts start at 8PM in the King Concert Hall, and they're free.

And students from Fredonia will stage opera scenes Friday (3/1) at 8PM and Saturday (3/2) at 2PM in the Fredonia Opera House.