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Chamber Singers present an evening of ‘Songs and Sweets’

The Alfred University Chamber Singers presents an evening of food, beverage, and non-stop song during “Song and Sweets,” Saturday, Oct. 27 in Howell Hall at 7 p.m. The evening begins with a cash bar followed by appetizers and a dessert bar.

“Songs and Sweets” will feature works from musical theater spanning the early operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan to today. Choral works, solos, and small ensembles from “The Pirates of Penzance” will start off the evening. The night will also include selections from “Guys n Dolls,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Fantasticks,” and “Wicked.”

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Luanne Crosby, professor of voice and Chamber Singers director, at or by calling 607-871-2572. Tickets are $35 per couple, $25 single, or $120 for a full table of eight.

“Songs and Sweets” is the first fundraiser of the year for the group which is working towards a tour of Italy in June 2013. The group of singers will present concerts in Rome, Venice and Florence.

Crosby has sung professionally with the Cleveland Opera, Aspen Opera Theater, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Fredonia Chamber Players.

She earned a doctorate in musical arts from the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Crosby teaches courses in music appreciation, American music, and world music as well as voice classes and private lessons in voice. Her students have won awards at National Association of Teachers of Singing events and have been accepted into national choirs.