John Burroughs Chamber Choir and Orchestra at the Minoritenkirche – March 21, 2012 at 7:30pm

John Burroughs Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Denise Stookesberry, choir director
Robert Carter, orchestra director
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:30pm Concert
Minoritenkirche
Minoritenplatz 1
1010 Vienna (map)

Program scheduled to include
“Gloria” from Missa Brevis in B-flat — Franz Joseph Haydn
Luci Care — W.A. Mozart
Festival Sanctus — John Leavitt
Ashokan Farewell — Jay Ungar
and much more

FREE CONCERT
Voluntary donations will be collected at the concert in support of “Streetchildren in Arad,” a project of the European Culture Initiative for the Young Generation.

About the Artists…..
Since its founding in 1923, John Burroughs School, located in St. Louis, Missouri, has been a highly-respected co-ed college preparatory school.   The fine arts play an integral part in the school’s overall philosophy and curriculum.  Burroughs students learn to pursue excellence in all their endeavors, whether it be academic, artistic, or athletic.

The John Burroughs School Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Carter, is an auditioned ensemble that provides audiences with compelling performances from repertoire ranging from traditional symphonic literature to contemporary pieces and music from the stage and screen.  The distinctive sound of the orchestra is due in part to the meticulous attention to colorful tone production, elegant phrasing, and dynamic contrast.  Students in the orchestra often play in other ensembles as well, including the venerable St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Under the direction of Denise Stookesberry, the choirs at John Burroughs have consistently received excellent and superior ratings at the Missouri All-State festival each year.   They travel each year and have performed in Chicago, Il and recently sang at Carnegie Hall in New York.  The choir is in demand to sing at many functions and events on and off campus.    John Burroughs Chamber Choir is comprised of select students from three of the school’s high school choirs that are offered.

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Dublin Jerome High School Chorale at the Minoritenkirche – March 22, 2012 at 7:30pm

Dublin Jerome High School Chorale
Jeanne Wohlgamuth, director
Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:30pm Concert
Minoritenkirche
Minoritenplatz 1
1010 Vienna (map)

Program scheduled to include
Sicut cervus — Palestrina
Ave Maria — Simon Lindley
Laudate — Knut Nystedt
Roll, Jordan, Roll — Spiritual, arr. S.V. Gibbs
Ave verum corpus — W.A. Mozart
and more!

FREE CONCERT
Voluntary donations will be collected at the concert in support of “Streetchildren in Arad,” a project of the European Culture Initiative for the Young Generation.

About the Artists….
The choirs at Dublin Jerome High School have been selected, through audition, to be one of five featured choral groups at the 2006, 2008, and 2012 Ohio Music Educator’s State Conference.  The members of the choir have been honored to sing under the baton of internationally known conductor/composer Eric Whitacre and Albert-George Schram as well as Dr. Hilary Apfelstdat and Dr. Robert Ward both of The Ohio State University.  In 2008, the choir traveled to Austria where they performed at the Salzburg Dom, Melk Abbey and Saint Stephen’s Cathedral.  In the same year they received an invitation to sing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on their Family Concert Series.  In February 2010, they returned to the stage of the Ohio Theatre to sing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and six-time Grammy award winning Irish Musical Ensemble, The Chieftains.  In the spring of 2010 they made their Carnegie Hall debut.  We are excited to be making a return trip to Austria in the spring of 2012 to share our musical passion with the very receptive audiences of Salzburg and Vienna.

Choir director Jeanne Wohlgamuth has taught choral and instrumental music for 29 years.  She is currently in her eighth year as Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Choirs at Dublin Jerome High School where she directs five co-curricular and two extra-curricular choirs.