This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.

Leonard Bernstein

In Remembrance

March 2nd, 7pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
$10 Advance Tickets / Suggested Donation

In a tribute to the lives lost through violence in the tragedy in Newtown CT, in our own community, and across the nation, the Buffalo Master Chorale joins with Resonance Vocal Ensemble to present In Remembrance. Conducted by John Fleischman, Associate Conductor of the BMC, and Resonance director George L. Davis II, this concert features two ensembles determined to affect social change through music.

Comprised primarily of a cappella works, In Remembrance showcases the tight-knit choral collaboration between Resonance and the BMC.

Resonance Vocal Ensemble

Founded in the Fall of 2005 by director George L. Davis II, Resonance is an 11-voice high school vocal ensemble from Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts (BAVPA).

Although Resonance’s repertoire consists primarily of contemporary pop/rock songs including covers from such artists as Michael Jackson, Imogen Heap, and The Beatles, the group also performs classical, gospel, R&B, and jazz compositions. Members of Resonance study music theory, arranging, classical and contemporary vocal styles and have participated in Erie County and New York State performing ensembles.

Since 2005, Resonance has performed with Aaron Neville, Ellis and Jason Marsalis, legendary pianist Barry Harris, Kahil El-Zabar and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, and many other talented local artists.

George L. Davis II

George L. Davis II is a full time faculty member of the Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts (BAVPA), where he teaches Music History, Theory 1, 2, 3, Advanced Placement Theory, and Voice Lessons (Contemporary & Classical). He has also directed several musicals at the school. In 2000 he founded the BAVPA Chorale, and in 2005 founded the Resonance Vocal Ensemble.

A graduate of BAVPA himself, Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from SUNY Buffalo, and Masters Degrees from SUNY College at Buffalo and Liberty University. Davis regularly performs as guest soloist for various opera companies, churches and community choirs throughout Western New York.