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Syracuse University Alma Mater

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In this video, the Alma Mater is sung by the University Singers, Syracuse University's most select choral ensemble. Its 36 members perform music ranging from the Renaissance era to contemporary compositions, and make up the University's premiere touring ensemble. SU's Alma Mater was written by Junius W. Stevens, Class of 1895. While a student, he was asked by the University’s Glee Club to write a song about Syracuse. Decades later, he described how an evening walk across campus inspired him: “I had often noticed how the setting sun lighted up the walls of Crouse College long after dusk has fallen over the city and the valley. As I walked through the empty streets, the words of a song took shape in my mind.” The song was first performed on March 15, 1893, and eventually became SU’s official alma mater. Original Orange: http://ow.ly/uUGBB