Rensselaer Holiday Concert
In celebration of winter and the turning of the year, Rensselaer invites you to the holiday concert at EMPAC – establishing a new tradition on campus. Inside what The New York Times calls “the concert hall of the 21st century,” listeners will hear the Antioch Chamber Ensemble, performing holiday and winter songs, among others the Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, Mid-Winter Songs by Morten Lauridsen, and other festive music for the season. This “spectacular example of what a classical choir should sound like” debuted at the gala opening of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and is now coming to our concert hall. Harp and voices will float through this pristine performance place especially well suited for vocal music. After the applause dies down, linger awhile in the cascading lobby spaces of EMPAC at the top of the hill and gaze out through the endless glass wall at the lights of Troy and the Hudson Valley spread out below. The perfect close to Fall 2009 series of events and performances - and to a little over a year as THE national center dedicated to the convergence of art, science and technology and to ever new experiences for mind and soul.