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Music Notes: Farewell to a Local Choir Director

Dale Adelmann
Dale Adelmann

Noted local choirmaster is moving to California.By Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Saint Paul's Cathedral are looking for new music directors. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

After 12 years in Buffalo, Dale Adelmann will become Director of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California, where one thousand people attend services every Sunday.

Dale succeeded the late Thomas Swan as director of the BPO Chorus about two and a half years ago, while continuing to build the music ministry at Saint Paul's. He's especially proud of getting more women involved, through founding a part-time adult choir and strengthening the Cathedral Girl's Choir.

Dale Adelmann's Final Service at SaintPaul's Episcopal Cathedral will be on Sunday, August 17th at 10 a.m. All three choirs will join in singing works written especially for Saint Paul's.

At the Chautauqua Institution, Uriel Segal leads the Chautauqua Symphony on Tuesday (7/29) with pianist Ory Shihor as soloist and Thursday (7/31) with Violinist Miriam Fried. Jack Everly leads a pops concert on Saturday (8/2), all starting at 8:15 p.m. Visit the Chautauqua web site for the repertoire.

The Chautauqua Opera stages Mozart's Don Giovanni in English Friday (8/1) and next Monday (8/4) at 7:30 p.m. in Norton Hall. And the North Carolina Dance Theatre joins the Chautauqua Ballet Wednesday (7/30) at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheatre.

The Carillon Concert Series welcomes Carilloneur George Gregory Wednesday (7/30) at 7 p.m., followed by the Choir of Calvary Episcopal Church along Milton Street in Williamsville.

UB's Summer Reading Chorus concludes Wednesday (7/30) at 8 p.m. with Roland Martin leading Faure's Requiem and Christmas Day by Holst. You are invited to come and sing. Scores will be provided in Room 250 of Baird Hall on the North Campus.

The Clarence Summer Symphony gives its season finale Sunday (8/3) at 7 p.m. in Clarence Town Park. Arie Lipsky leads a family concert including a Disney Medley, Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

For band music, the Lancaster Town Band performs Tuesday (7/29) at 7:30 p.m. in Como Park. The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas goes to Lincoln Park on Parker Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda Thursday (7/31) at 7:30 p.m. And the Akron Community Band is at Russell Park on Main St. in Akron Friday (8/1) at 8 p.m.