Ars Choralis “Artist Within” Series Presents: Frets, Keys & Pipes

WOODSTOCK – Ars Choralis, the award-winning Woodstock-based chorus, will present Frets, Keys & Pipes on Saturday, February 1, 2020 (snow date: February 8) at 8 pm

at The Sheeley House, a B&B in High Falls. The program features singers/instrumentalists Harvey Boyer

and Greg Dinger who play keyboards and guitars respectively. They’ll be joined on several numbers by

guest artist, singer Nicole Ryan (who happens to be a band member of “Fishbowl,” of which Dinger and

Boyer are also members). Admission is by donation. Proceeds will go to sustain Ars Choralis’s mission to

further harmony among humanity through music.

Their highly unusual genre-spanning program will include songs ranging from early rock ‘n’ roll (Fats

Domino, Elvis Presley, The Beatles) to classical (Dowland, Schubert, Verdi), to Broadway (Frank Loesser,

Meredith Willson, Leonard Bernstein) to more modern rock and fusion (Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates,

Sting, The Crusaders), as well as spirituals and solo guitar music.

Boyer has been singing with Ars Choralis for about 10 years and Dinger has been with the chorussince the

1990s (and he’s currently president of the Ars Choralis board). Dinger and Boyer are seasoned performers

and music educators in the Onteora School system and at several area colleges in the Hudson Valley, and

each have performed in a variety of classical, musical theater and rock & jazz performances for many

years.

Admission is by donation, and a reception follows the show. The Sheeley House is located at 6 Fairview

Ave., at the intersection with Lucas Ave., in High Falls. Seating is limited at these concerts, so reservations

will guarantee a seat: (845) 687-4360.

Mark your calendars for Ars Choralis’s next concert, Annelies, on April 18 and 19, 2020. For more

information, please visit arschoralis.org

What: “Artist Within” – Frets, Keys & Pipes

A Fundraiser for Ars Choralis

Who: Ars Choralis Artists & Friends

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8 pm

(snow date, February 8, 2020)

Where: The Sheeley House, 6 Fairview Ave., High Falls

Admission: By Donation

For Reservations: (845) 687-4360 (limited seating)

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About “Artist Within”

“Artist Within” Concert Series is designed to showcase the diverse talents of members of Ars Choralis

and raise money for the chorus. Most of the time they are held at the Sheeley House B&B in High Falls,

which seats about 30 and usually there is a post-concert reception. Some past shows included: a

Valentine’s Day Show; Folk Jambouree; “Just For The Fun of It”; “Root Hoot” and “Trumpets & Martial

Arts”. It’s a great way to support Ars Choralis as well as enjoy an evening of entertainment.

About Ars Choralis

Ars Choralis celebrates its 55th year this season as a non-profit chorus dedicated to celebrating the human

spirit through the performance of choral music of all periods and styles. We believe music has the power

to transcend all barriers of language, culture, race, class, and emotion to unite people in a world of

increasing factionalism and violence. Ars Choralis seeks to inspire, encourage, heal, uplift, and further the

cause of world peace. The chorus is known for innovative programming, weaving together choral music

and the spoken word into an artistic expression of its own.

Drawing its membership from throughout the Hudson River Valley, Ars Choralis reflects the area’s diverse

artistic community, including professional musicians, writers, teachers, lawyers, nurses, builders,

students, clergy, gardeners, editors, etc. Though diverse in their professions and backgrounds, members

share a common joy of singing, and a deep spirituality that imbues every performance with a special

quality.

Since igniting the musical life of the Woodstock, NY arts community with its first concert on June 12, 1965,

the chorus is known for innovative programming, weaving together choral music and the spoken word

into an artistic expression of its own. Presenting a three-concert season, often in collaboration with area

orchestras, chamber ensembles, dance and theater groups, Ars Choralis performs the world’s finest choral

HARVEY BOYER: VOCALS & KEYBOARD GREG DINGER: VOCALS & GUITARS

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music, from renowned masterworks to choral chamber music of all genres as well as new commissions

and premieres. For more information, visit ArsChoralis.org.

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