Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble
...enhancing the quality of life in the North Country by promoting the performance and presentation of quality music...


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Who are we?

Now a regional choral group, The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble was first formed in 2006 with a group of 17 singers.  We presented smaller works at the United Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor with guest singers such as Robert Mack, one of the founders of Opera Noire in New York City, and Kenneth Weber, baritone from Los Angeles, CA with opera experience across the USA.  In 2008 the SHVAE joined with the Trinity Festival Singers to present Handel's "Messiah" as part of the Trinity Concert Series.  Since 2006, we have grown to a group of 55 to 60 singers from central and northern New York, presenting works with orchestra and professional soloists.  Since our inception, we have presented to northern New York the voices of:  Christine Donahue, soprano; Bruce Sledge, tenor; John Cheek, bass baritone; Mark Rucker, baritone; as well as central and northern New York talents of:  Jill Pearon, soprano; John English, tenor; Evgenyia Krachmarova Sotirov, mezzo soprano and Elizabeth Bouk, alto.  Other works we have performed include:   Brubeck's "La Fiesta del la Posada"; Mozart's "Requiem"; Honegger's "King David"; J. S. Bach's "Magnificat"; and, in 2012, Mendelssohn's "Elijah".  By continuing to present major as well as smaller works, the SHVAE brings to the "north country" a musical experience for our audience as well as our singers, generally associated only with larger venues. 





Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble
Handel's "Messiah"
December 20, 2008
Trinity Episcopal Church