Reviewed by Tony Villecco The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, a mainstay in the Ithaca area, celebrated 40 years of quality a cappella choral singing last Sunday (Dec. 6) in Ithaca’s First Presbyterian Church. In a concert both varied and holiday oriented, director Carl Johengen and his group of 20 singers spelled out lovely and beautifully blended tonality in selections from Byrd to Bruckner. William Byrd’s reflective and haunting Mass for Four Voices is an overlooked that was brought vividly to life by these ensemble singers, some of who hail from...
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