Experience the musical magic of the traditional “Crane Candlelight Concert: Christmas Past, Christmas Present” – December 16 at 10pm

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Crane Candlelight Concert:

Thursday, December 16 at 10 pm


trombone quartet with COVID separationThe Crane Candlelight Concert 2020: Christmas Past, Christmas Present looks a bit different from other years. Filmed during the coronavirus pandemic, a large scale concert with an orchestra and full chorus was not possible. Christmas Past, Christmas Present is a compilation of new socially distanced performances from students and faculty, alongside highlights from years past by the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. This concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns from around the world with popular favorites.

Mountain Lake PBS has produced “Crane Candlelight 2020: Christmas Past, Christmas Present,” bringing together highlights from past concerts along with newly-filmed pieces featuring students and faculty from The Crane School of Music. Transport yourself to years past, when nearly 300 members of the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra filled the stage—and then enjoy beautiful solo works and small chamber pieces filmed this year, following all safety guidelines.