Upcoming Concert

Festival Celebration Choir Presents High Notes from Opera to Broadway
May 20th at 3pm

Habanera from Carmen
Georges Bizet

Chorus of Wedding Guests from Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti

Voyagers’ Chorus from Ideomeno
W.A. Mozart

Spinning Chorus from Der fliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
Giuseppi Verdi

Brindisi from Traviata
Giuseppi Verdi


Almost Like Being in Love from Brigadoon
Frederick Loewe
Arr. Harry Simeone

Can’t Help Lovin that Man from Showboat
Jerome Kern
Arr. Kirby Shaw

Circle of Life from Lion King
Elton John
Arr. Keith Christopher

We Sail the Ocean Blue from H.M.S. Pinafore
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Arr. Bryceson Treharne

I Got the Sun in the Morning from Annie Get Your Gun
Irving Berlin
Arr. Kirby Shaw

Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Arr. Ed Lojeski

All Good Gifts from Godspell
Stephen Schwartz
Arr. John Leavitt

If I were a Bell from Guys and Dolls
Frank Loesser
Arr. Mark Brymer


Soprano Rosanne G. Hargrave, artist member and past president of the Monday Musical Club of Albany, has studied voice with Karen Ranung and coaches with Michael Clement. She has performed roles with Opera Excelsior, Family Players of Northeastern New York, and collaborated with comic baritone, Mark Levy, in a cabaret entitled “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus…The Musicale” (2005).  Rose is featured vocalist on the CD entitled, “Mis Suenos de Tango” (2006) with Spiral Ensemble, and a more recent recording, “Armenian Genocide Centennial Memorial Concert” (2015) with Andrew Krystopolski (piano). She performs benefit concerts throughout the Capital region and greatly enjoys collaborating with other musicians. She can be reached at rosehargrave@nycap.rr.com






Tenor John Spinelli has appeared with the Octavo Singers as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. He has performed as a soloist with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady Choir, the First Reformed Church of Schenectady Choir, the Union College Choir, and Upstate Chamber Opera. He won first place in the adult division of the 2017 ENY/NATS Art Song Festival and has been a member of several area choral ensembles, including the Octavo Singers and the Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus, for many years. When he is not singing, John is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Union College. He studies voice with Michael Clement.