Concert Details for March 1 and March 7

The Freudig Singers of Western New York and their music director Roland E. Martin will present two concerts–on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church; and on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph University Church–featuring the winning entries in their international composition competition.

In addition to the winning entry, “On This Mountain” by Paul Ayres of the United Kingdom, and the runner-up, “Nonesuch” by Sarah Jaysmith of British Columbia, the program will premier a newly-commissioned piece by Valerie Showers Crescenz celebrating The Freudig Singers 30th anniversary season: “Sing To The Lord a New Song.”

The concert will also include works by Ivan Erod, Brian Holmes, Martin J. Wimmer, Roland E. Martin, and additional pieces by Crescenz.

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church is located at 4369 South Buffalo Street in Orchard Park and St. Joseph University Church is at 3269 Main Street in Buffalo.

Tickets for the performances are available in advance and at the door for a suggested donation of $10.00. Please call Elizabeth at 716-551-6870 for tickets, reservations and information.

30th Anniversary Concert Schedule Announced

In Flanders Fields: Music of the First World War

Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Seminary

A Christmas Pie

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. Kenmore Presbyterian Church
Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 p.m. Blessed Trinity R.C. Church

Choral Composition Competition Concert

Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:00 p.m. Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:30 p.m. St. Joseph University Church

30th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, May 17, 2015 3:00 p.m. Buffalo Seminary

David Bednall

DB Publicity HRDavid Bednall combines an extensive freelance career with the positions of Organist of The University of Bristol and Sub Organist at Bristol Cathedral, and Directorship of The University Singers. He studied with Dr. Naji Hakim and David Briggs and was Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral.

He won prizes in Improvisation and Performance at the examination for FRCO and has given recitals at La Trinité, Paris, and many English Cathedrals. In June 2008 he gave a recital at Notre-Dame de Paris.

He has performed all the major works of Messiaen and his solo recording and CD of improvisations with Malcolm Archer received excellent reviews. He has improvised on live radio and in concert, and appeared as stunt-organist on Dr Who.

He is increasingly recognized as a composer and the CD Hail, gladdening light was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice. A number of his works have been broadcast on radio, and recent work has included Missa Sancti Pauli for by St Paul’s Cathedral. His

Requiem has been recorded to international acclaim, and a further recording of his choral music, Flame Celestial, received a Gramophone Recommendation. His largest work to date, Welcome All Wonders, has been released on Signum to excellent critical acclaim.

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Singing Freudigly since 1984