June 18-22, 2013–Children’s Chorus of San Antonio performs in New York City

Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Marguerite McCormick, director

Friday, June 21, 2013
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

Byrd | Non nobis Domine
Copland | Simple Gifts
Hogan | I am His Child
Zulu | Siyahamba
Traditional | Dona Nobis Pacem
Brahms | Wie melodien
Papoulis | A World We Cannot See
Anonymous | Welcome to our Music Feast
Rutter | For the Beauty of the Earth
Tindley | The Storm Is Passing Over
Rutter | The Lord Bless You and Keep You


About the artists…

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio was founded in 1983 with the mission to bring the highest quality choral music education and performance opportunities to our children and youth. Singers represent the metropolitan area of San Antonio as well as surrounding communities and perform in a variety of concerts, both formal and informal, throughout the city. CCSA’s advanced choirs have traveled across the state and around the world with feature performances at state, regional and national music education and choral conventions and have toured Scotland, Italy, Ireland, England, Canada and France. Our singers regularly perform with the San Antonio Symphony and Mastersingers and have been featured on NBC-TV’s Today Show and NPR’s Performance Today. Through immersion in music from all over the world, and our local flavor that is such a mixture of varying cultures, CCSA celebrates the diversity that is America and San Antonio.

Marguerite McCormick, director
Since earning the Bachelor of Music degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Marguerite McCormick has spent 30 years in public and private education, teaching classroom and choral music in Texas and Missouri from preschool through high school level. She also holds a Master of Music degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to her work with CCSA and in schools, Mrs. McCormick serves as a choral clinician at schools and churches throughout Texas. While teaching in San Antonio’s North East ISD, she was chosen Teacher of the Year at her school, was recognized as a Nationally Registered Music Educator by the Music Educators National Conference, and was twice elected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She has received further honors from The University of Texas at San Antonio, including being named an Outstanding Alumnus in 1994, and receiving the Division of Music’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996 as well as the UTSA Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001.  Mrs. McCormick furthers her conducting studies each year with Dr. Doreen Rao of the University of Toronto, and was awarded the distinction of Artist-Teacher by the Association for Choral Music Education. She is a member of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and has served as the Children’s Choirs Repertoire and Standards Chair for the American Choral Directors Association, Southwestern Division. Marguerite McCormick is currently a Series Adviser for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., in the Building Bridges Choral Music Experience series.

April 13, 2012 – Rush-Henrietta Singers concert in Notre Dame de Bon Secours

Rush-Henrietta Singers
Christine Sargent, director
Friday, April 13, 2012
Notre Dame de Bon Secours
400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4 (map)


Program scheduled to include…
Consecrate the Place and Day — Lloyd Pfautsch
Sing Joyfully — William Byrd
Great Day — Joseph Martin
A Jubilant Song — Rene Clausen
My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord — arr. Moses Hogan
Fields of Gold — arr. Greg Jasperse
Dubula — arr. Stephen Hatfield
…and much more

About the artists…

The Rush-Henrietta Singers performed as the featured choir in the National Youth Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall. This auditioned group of 10-12 grade students has performed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, San Marco Cathedral in Venice, Il Duomo in Milan and numerous other venues in Italy, Switzerland and Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia  In addition, the RH Singers have had the honor of premiering the oratorio, Prelude to Glory in Washington’s Constitution Hall with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. In Montréal, the RH Singers performed in Notre Dame Basilica and St. Joseph’s Oratory.  Locally, the singers have performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Penfield Symphony, the Rochester Oratorio Society, the Hochstein Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble, the Geneseo Chamber Singers and the Mansfield College Chamber Singers.

Christine Sargent holds a master of music education degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Dr. Donald Neuen, Dr. Samuel Adler and Masako Toribara.  Mrs. Sargent has been the director of the Rush-Henrietta Singers for the past 17 years. During that time she has also served as the president of the Monroe County School Music Association and was a past recipient of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Outstanding Choral Music Educator Award and Henrietta Commerce Network for its Cultural Contributions to the Community Award.