June 26- July 2, 2013 – Downingtown East High School Chamber Choir performs in Germany

Downingtown East High School Chamber Choir
Exton, Pennsylvania
Adam Speakman, director

Performances:
Friday, June 28, 2013
6:00pm
Dorfkirche Kaltenborn
Dorfstrasse Kaltenborn
14913 Niedergörsdorf
Kaltenborn (map)

Monday, July 1, 2013
12:00pm
Thomaskirche
Thomaskirchhof 1
04109 Leipzig (map)

Monday, July 1, 2013
5:00pm
Robert-Schumann-Gymnasium
Demmering-Str. 84
04177 Leipzig (map)

Program
To Be Selected From:
Scarlatti | Exultate Deo
Palestrina | Sicut Cervus
Victoria | O Magnum Mysterium
Viadana | Exultate Justi
Zimmer | Jisas Yu Holem Hand Blong Mi
Schutz | Selig Sind Die Toten
Morley | Though Philomela
Josquin | El Grillo
Morley | Sing We and Chant It
Vecchi | Fa Una Canzona
Daley | In Remembrance
Gawthrop | Sing Me to Heaven
Ringwald | Precious Lord
Simon | Let the River
Brahms | Waldesnacht
Stanford | The Bluebird
Estevez | Mata del Anima Sola
Orban | Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Aguiar | Salmo 150

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About the Artists…

These exceptional young artists from Downingtown, Pennsylvania have gained an international reputation for excellence, having toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, and China. In competitions, they generally garner first place, superior ratings, and special awards for student and staff leadership. The choral music program at DEHS has a long history of traditions and performances that enrich the lives of its members. The choirs have participated in master classes with the Barbershop Harmony Society, composer Eric Whitacre, and with several collegiate ensembles and professors. They have performed at the ROMAinCANTO Festival, Disney World, and with Festivals of Music in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. They have also appeared for numerous community functions.

Mr. Adam Speakman has been the Choral Director at Downingtown High School East Campus since 2006. In addition to conducting the numerous choral ensembles, he is also the Music Director for musical theater productions at DEHS. Mr. Speakman holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education and certification in Kodály Methodology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Principal Certification from Cabrini College, a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Susquehanna University and certification in Music Technology from the Technology Institute for Music Educators. Mr. Speakman’s students have actively participated in numerous Pennsylvania Music Educators Association events and his choirs have competed and performed in many national and international choral festivals. Mr. Speakman is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association, the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, Kodály Educators of Eastern Pennsylvania, the Technology Institute for Music Educators, the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America.

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Emmaus High School Women’s Chamber Choir – April 4, 2012


Emmaus High School Women’s Chamber Choir
Rita Cortez, director
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
11:00am Concert
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Coach Road
Kilkenny (map)

Program scheduled to include
Sicut Cervus — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Salmo 150 — Ernani Aguiar
Tota Pulchra Es — Maurice Durufle
Set Me As a Seal — Rene Clausen
I’m Gonna Wait on the Lord — Damon H. Dandridge
and more

The Emmaus High School Women’s Choir is an auditioned choir comprised of girls in ninth through twelfth grades.  They are one of six choral ensembles in a program that involves three hundred students.

The Women’s Choir focuses on singing a wide variety of repertoire from Renaissance to Twentieth-Century classical music. The girls perform regularly for the community in the Lehigh Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania.  In April 2008, the Women’s Choir was one of only twenty groups selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Rita Cortez is currently in her eighth year as choral director at Emmaus High School, after teaching in public and private schools for over twenty-five years.  She earned a B.A. and a B.Mus. from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, as well as a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.  Her groups have performed at Carnegie Hall and on international tours to Italy and Greece.

John Burroughs Chamber Choir and Orchestra at the Mozarthaus – March 24, 2012 at 8:00pm

John Burroughs Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Denise Stookesberry, choir director
Robert Carter, orchestra director
Saturday, March 24, 2012
8:00pm Concert
Mozarthaus
Mozartplatz 1
5340 St. Gilgen (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

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.

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.