The younger generation will take over the Amphitheater stage for an afternoon when the New York State Summer School of the Arts choir performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The choir and its subdivisions, a men’s chorus and women’s chorus, are comprised of a selective group of students, ages 13 to 19, from throughout New York State — Buffalo to Brooklyn.
They are from all different backgrounds, said Hugh Floyd, artistic director of the NYSSSA School of Choral Studies.
“Some of them come from a musical theater background, some come from a gospel background and some come from a children’s choir background. So they have naturally different voices from one another,” Floyd said. “What we want to do is create a blended sound of individuals rather than just make them all sound alike.”Continue reading