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Custom piece to be performed at Immaculata Academy fall concert

SING IT — Pictured are two members of Immaculata’s Vox Caeciliae. Photo submitted by Kimberlee Marciniak.
[photo1[HAMBURG — Immaculata Academy’s Vox Caeciliae will present a piece written by composer Caroline Mallonee for its fall performance. Mallonee will also be in attendance, that evening. Mallonee, a local composer who currently lives in Buffalo, has had her pieces performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Tribeca New Music Festival; they were also broadcasted on National Public Radio several times.

Her pieces have also been performed in the Netherlands, Wales, England, Iceland, Japan, Italy and Mexico. The piece composed for the academy is titled “Like a Bird” and is based on an 18th century canon that choir has been singing for the past three years.

Mallonee said that she used the canon as inspiration when composing this new piece, which she said is “ultimately about discovering and following one’s dreams.” Music Director Kathleen Bassett said, “These young singers are really excited to perform a musical work written especially for them.”

The fall concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 in Immaculata’s auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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