"BATAVIA -- Almost two years ago, an audience of 300 or so people listened as the Genesee Symphony Orchestra introduced a musical piece inspired by a 12th century female Crusader.
It began with violinists plucking the strings of their finely-tuned instruments with their fingers. Villagers sang. Then, came eerie notes from a lone uilleann pipes player.
For 270-seconds the drama built.
And as quickly it started it was over.
That changes in March when the Genesee Chorale and the Chorale Orchestra perform the full 45-minute 'Aelinor' oratorio. Ric Jones will conduct the concert."