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Come to the cabaret at Vassar and celebrate tunes of the Great American Songbook during a musical fundraiser, January 27, 2012.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Come to the cabaret at Vassar College and enjoy an evening of musical standards from the Great American Songbook—Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Sondheim, and others—during a special fundraiser on Friday, January 27. Presented in conjunction with the 10th annual Modfest, Cabaret Night will feature performances by students from the Vassar College choirs (the Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Madrigal Singers) as well as members of the Department of Music. David Alpher, staff accompanist for the Music Department, will be at the piano.

A nominal admission charge will support the Vassar College Choral Ensembles’ spring 2012 tour to England and France, the first-ever international tour of the entire Vassar choral program. There will be three consecutive performances of Cabaret Night on January 27 at 5:00, 6:30, and 8:00pm in the Aula of Ely Hall. Food and beverages will be provided by the Vassar College Choral Ensembles, and there will be a silent auction held throughout the evening.

Admission for students is $5 in advance, $7 at the door; adults: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The ticket price includes one complimentary beverage. Tickets may be purchased in advance by emailing VassarCollegeChoir@gmail.com with the number of tickets and performance time, or by visiting the College Center North Atrium, Main Building, during lunchtime beginning January 18.

About the 10th annual Modfest

Modfest is Vassar College’s exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s program will celebrate the visual arts, dance, drama, film, prose and poetry, as well as music in a series of events that will take place across the Vassar campus from January 18 through February 4, 2012.  Participants in Modfest ’12 include Vassar students, faculty, alumnae/i, and guest artists as well as students from the Poughkeepsie area schools. All events are free and open to the public, except for the Cabaret Night fundraiser. Please visit arts.vassar.edu or info.vassar.edu for more information.

About the Department of Music

Music has occupied a place of prominence at Vassar College since its founding, in its curriculum, faculty, student activities, and facilities. Formed in 1865, the Department of Music offers an extensive program encompassing opportunities for majors and non-majors to explore performance, composition, history, and theory in depth. Students are encouraged to gain a broad perspective in several or all of these areas. With a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately eleven to one, and an average class size of 15, the department is able to support individual students as they work to realize their full musical potential. For additional information and details on all Vassar College Department of Music concerts, please call (845) 437-7294 or visit the website http://music.vassar.edu.

People with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Directions to the Vassar campus are available online at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, January 5, 2012