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Queens’ College Choir Concert to Benefit Community Works

On Wednesday, December 10, the Choir of Queens’ College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, will come to Vassar to perform a concert to benefit Community Works.

Queens’ College was first founded in 1448 by Queen Margaret of Anjou (wife of Henry VI) and was re-established by Queen Elizabeth Woodville (wife of Edward IV) in 1465. The college boasts the oldest building on the river at the University of Cambridge, the President’s Lodge (ca. 1460), the famous Mathematical Bridge, and such illustrious alumni as Desiderius Erasmus.

The Queens’ College Choir, a mixed-voice ensemble comprised of students from across the University of Cambridge, is known for its wide repertoire and innovative performances. The British choristers will be joined by Vassar’s Madrigal Singers for part of the program, which will include both sacred and secular music for the season.  President Catharine Hill and Lord John Eatwell, President, Queens’ College, will host the concert and make introductory remarks.

The concert will take place in Skinner Hall at 6:00 p.m. and will be open to the college and Poughkeepsie communities. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be available in the college’s South Lot.

Voluntary contributions at the door will benefit Vassar’s 2008/2009 Community Works Campaign. Since its inception in 2001, Community Works has raised more than $500,000 in contributions from Vassar students, staff, faculty, and administration in support of not-for-profit organizations that meet the pressing needs of people in the Hudson Valley community. 

Inquiries may be directed to the College’s Office of Regional Programs at

December 2008

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