Presented by Albany Pro Musica and the University at Albany
with Guest Conductor Elizabeth Eschen Cacciola
Saturday, February 17, 2024
University at Albany
Festival Finale Concert: 6:00 PM
TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL CONCERT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON JANUARY 26.
We are thrilled to host the 2024 Pro Musica High School Choral Festival again this year at University at Albany! This year’s festival brings exciting opportunities, challenging and interesting repertoire, and a world-class vocal educator!
This year’s guest conductor is Resident Conductor of the Radcliffe Choral Society and Director of the Holden Voice Program at Harvard University, Elizabeth (Liz) Eschen Cacciola. As a mezzo-soprano, Liz’s singing career spans everything from new music (Lorelei Ensemble founding member) to opera (Boston Lyric Opera’s 2016 Carmen) to musical theatre (Ensemble in the 2016 Studio Cast Album of Hunchback of Notre Dame), and she finds herself now enjoying a career in choral music and solo oratorio. Liz works with students of all ages and meets them wherever they are on their musical journey. Her students have earned entrance into top voice programs and Honors choirs across the country, and perhaps more importantly, have been inspired to make singing an integral part of their lives. Liz has chosen an exciting program of music for this festival.
The student Honor Choir is a chamber group of 16-24 singers who will participate in a workshop with Dr. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo and APM Chamber Singers. During the workshop they will prepare a piece to perform as a featured group during the concert.
Any questions? Contact us!
APM Manager of Educational Programs
Watch WMHT’s AHA! segment about our 2023 festival to learn more!