Alfred State College presents the 58th Annual Alumni Choral Spring Concert, under the direction of Anthony Cappadonia, ASC director of vocal music emeritus. The concert will be held Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center Auditorium on the Alfred State College campus.
The concert is open to the public free of charge and features the Alfred State College Alumni Choir; the Alumni Jazz Singers; the '87 Collegiate Quartet; and the '57 Varieties Instrumental Group.
The Alfred State Alumni Jazz Singers' roster includes David Bay, Webster; Elaine Burrows, Colden; Bebe Cappadonia, Almond; Paula Graham, Rochester; Jennifer Griffith, Hornell; Jerry Howe, Dansville; Carole Klotzbach, Buffalo; Peter Klotzbach, Buffalo; Chris McCabe, Fulton; Merri-Lou McKeever, Rochester; Annie Peiffer, Palmyra; Nancy Schrader, Newark; Todd Thatcher, Perry; John Thompson, Dalton; and Keith Zimmerman, Marilla.
Don Lynskey serves as the Alumni Choir accompanist; Patricia Wiggers serves as Alumni Singers' accompanist; and Rob Griffith and Keith Zimmerman serve as recording engineers.
Cappadonia, professor of music emeritus, earned his bachelor and master degrees in instrumental and vocal music from Ithaca College and continued graduate work at Syracuse and Alfred universities. He has authored many articles in the Choral Journal, a national publication. He is also an accomplished composer, most recently honored by performance of his Alleluia, Prayer, and Amen at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Cappadonia is a member of the American Choral Directors' Association and has served as guest conductor and adjudicator for many county and area all-state choirs throughout New York and Pennsylvania. He was presented the ASC College Council Outstanding Service Award in May 2000.
The Alfred State Concert Choir Alumni Organization was formed in 1957 and maintains an active membership of over 400. This organization has supported the college concert choir with donations and fundraising efforts over the years to provide scholarships for college choir members. The ASC Choir Alumni also established the Anthony C. Cappadonia Scholarship Fund to be used by the college to assist future students. In the spring, alumni from across the United States return to Alfred to attend the Annual Choir Alumni Weekend which includes rehearsals, a dinner/dance, and concert.