The Ithaca College Women's Chorale, conducted by Janet Galván, is one of five choral ensembles in the School of Music. The group includes between 50 and 65 singers, both music and non-music majors, freshmen through graduate students. The Women’s Chorale has distinguished itself for its innovative programming and performs a variety of repertoire that balances master composers from all musical periods, compositions of high quality from less celebrated composers, contemporary pieces that stretch the boundaries of choral sound, and works that embody the world's many musical heritages.
They have performed on tour in Ireland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, and, as part of the Choral Union, at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Other performances have taken place at the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, the national and regional conventions of the Music Educators National Conference, and at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference. The ensemble was the resident artist choir at the first International Women in Song Festival in Toronto, Canada. They have worked with many guest artists including Horace Boyer, Libby Larsen, Chen Yi, Gregg Smith, Lukas Foss, Ron Nelson, and Samuel Adler. The Women's Chorale can be heard on their CD, Cantan which feature the treble compositions of Francisco N??ez, produced in collaboration with the composer, and on numerous CDs of live performances at music conventions.
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