Past Features

July 11, 2005 (Vol. 1, No. 10)

Professor Helps Bring Music to NYC Communities

For years, Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia of the Music Department has worked to make classical music more accessible to all New Yorkers. In this clip, from CUNY-TV's popular magazine show Study With the Best (Running Time: 6:21), she talks about her role as choral director of the Lehman College Chorus and the Lehman College Community Chorus, both of which are now accepting new members for the fall semester.

The first rehearsal for the Lehman College Chorus, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., will be held on Monday, August 29. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m., will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, August 30. Community members may join either chorus.

On December 11, the choruses will join the Lehman Symphony Orchestra in presenting the annual winter concert at the Lehman Concert Hall. Featuring Mozart's Regina Coeli and Solemn Vespers, the program will also include shorter multicultural compositions by Mendelssohn, Thompson, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and others.

There is no course fee required to participate, unless college credit is desired. Previous choral experience and note-reading ability are recommended. Those interested in obtaining academic credit should consult with a Music Department advisor.

For more information, call Professor Battipaglia at (718) 960-7795.