Dean of the Crane Music School Discusses Their Yearly Christmas Concert

Nearly 300 musicians and singers from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music joined together this past week to celebrate the season performing the Crane Candlelight Concert that has become a treasured holiday tradition not only here in Northern New York, but across the country.

The Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra performed two concerts in the Helen Hosmer Concert Hall, including several numbers with Lisa Vroman, the Broadway and opera soprano who is a Crane School alum. The Dean of the Crane School of Music, Michael Sitton, joins us this week to talk about this renowned music school, and the yearly Christmas concert that is broadcast nationwide by PBS stations across America.

Our Paul Larson talks with Lisa Vroman, who was the guest soloist for this year’s Candlelight Concert:

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Watch a bonus performance from 2018 Crane Candlelight Concert:

Watch on Mountain Lake PBS: The Crane Candlelight Concert will premiere this coming Monday, December 17th at 9pm on Mountain Lake PBS, and be re-broadcast on Sunday December 23rd at 3pm, and then again on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th at 8pm.
The concert will also be syndicated nationally on PBS stations across the country in December of 2019.