Malmgren Concert Series


About the Malmgren Concert Series
The Esther Drake and John Vincent Malmgren Concert Series was made possible by a generous gift from Syracuse University alumna Esther Malmgren to Hendricks Chapel in 1991.  The series offers the Syracuse community the highest quality of arts at no cost.  The series typically includes three-to-four concerts each year at Hendricks Chapel, many of which feature the organ, Esther Malmgren’s favorite instrument.

For more information, contact Hendricks Chapel at or call (315) 443-2901.

2018-2019 Malmgren Concert Series:

Boston Brass
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3 p.m.

The Boston Brass, a perennial Malmgren Series favorite, returns to kick off this year’s series. The unique blend of classical repertoire, jazz standards, and exciting arrangements has endeared audiences to this experienced quintet for more than 30 years. The group has made numerous recordings ranging from music of Chick Corea to Shostakovich, performed in 49 states and 30 countries, and has been featured on The CBS Early Show and National Public Radio’s Performance Today, The Great American Brass Band Festival. This concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. so that the group can collaborate with the Honors Youth Wind Ensemble on their 5:00 p.m. concert in Setnor Auditorium.

Sweet Honey In The Rock®
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.

The internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock®
makes a rare stop in Syracuse as part of its 45th anniversary season.
The group’s powerful performances rooted in African-American history
and culture embrace uplifting messages of equality, empowerment and
education, peace, love, and solidarity. Sweet Honey In The Rock® has performed across the globe, including at numerous international embassies, Carnegie Hall, and the White House, to name only a few. This performance will be accompanied by American Sign Language interpretation.

Hymn and Anthem Festival: Music by Calvin Hampton
featuring organist Kola Owolabi and
the Hendricks Chapel Choir, J
osé “Peppie” Calvar, director
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Former Syracuse University Organist Kola Owolabi returns to Hendricks Chapel to collaborate with José “Peppie” Calvar and the Hendricks Chapel Choir on a hymn and anthem festival devoted to the works of late Syracuse alumnus Calvin Hampton. This Malmgren concert will be the concluding event for the Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference, a three-day festival and symposium honoring the contributions of three important figures with ties to Syracuse University: Arthur Poister, Walter Holtkamp, Sr., and Calvin Hampton. Community members who wish to attend an extra rehearsal on Saturday, March 30, have the option to help lead the hymn-singing with the Hendricks Chapel Choir for this concert.

For more info about the Hymn and Anthem Festival, find all the details at the event website here.


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