Orange Community Master Chorale Sings at Eglise Chalmers-Wesley in Québec City, Canada

Orange Community Master Chorale
Michael Short, director

Sunday, April 7, 2013
7:30 PM
Eglise Chalmers-Wesley
78, Sainte-Ursule rue
Québec City, Québec, Canada G1R 4E8 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program – to be chosen from the following:

Lotti | Miserere Mei
Biebl | Ave Maria
Durufle | Ubi Caritas
Aguiar | Psalmo 150
Lange | Esto Les Digo
Nystedt | Kyrie
Butler | Agnus Dei
Traditional | Of the Father’s Love begotten
Scott | Welsh Lullaby
Offenbach | Neighbors’ Chorus
Stroope | The Cloths of Heaven
Stroope | Homeland
Mulholland | Red, Red Rose
Martin | The Awakening
Dawson | Ain’t got time to die
Dawson | Ain’ta that Good News
Hairston | Band of Angels
Hairston | Amen
Arr. Moses Hogan | Battle of Jericho
Schubert | Mass in G
Musical Theater Solo Selections

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about the artists…

The Orange Community (OC) Master Chorale is a non-profit, community-based choir founded in 1995, located in the city of Orange, California, U.S.A. The OC Master Chorale has a reputation for being one of the finest community choral organizations in Southern California. It is open to any person in Southern California who wishes to sing.

From its founding, The Orange Community Master Chorale has been participating in and creating events that help the city’s cultural diversity and musical awareness. The chorus created the Tree Lighting and Candlelight Procession for the city of Orange beginning in 1995, as well as the Third of July Program, a patriotic program for the Fourth of July in 1996. Each of these events draws several thousand people annually. The chorus has also been a featured choir for special performances such as the Candlelight Procession at Disneyland and the Disney Community Service Awards. They also present fall and spring concerts featuring works such as Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Five Tudor Portraits, and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. In May 2009, the Orange Community Master Chorale performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Orange Community Master Chorale is a choir of 80-90 singers whose talents are in demand year-round.  They have completed four European concert tours.

Michael Short is the director and founder of The Orange Community Master Chorale, and has been the director of music at the First United Methodist Church of Orange since 1988. Mr. Short has been the director of choral activities at Orange High School since the spring of 1982. He is also the district department chairman of secondary vocal music for Orange Unified School District. In April 2004, Mr. Short was named the Choral Director for Santiago Canyon College.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Chapman College in Orange, California in 1979 and his master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the California State University at Fullerton in 1988. Mr. Short was one of the Chairmen of American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choirs from 1990-1993. Mr. Short is currently the Southern California Representative for the American Choral Directors Association and is also a busy conductor and adjudicator.

Mr. Short has been recognized as an outstanding music educator. In February of 2002, Mr. Short received the Bravo Award from the Los Angeles Music Center for excellence in music education as an arts specialist. In 2003-2004 he was Teacher of the Year for Orange Unified School District and runner up for Orange County Department of Education teacher of the year. Mr. Short was named both Chapman University’s Alumnus of the Year 2004 and City of Orange’s Citizen of the Year for 2005 by the City of Orange Chamber of Commerce.

Choirs under Mr. Short’s direction have performed with Shania Twain, Josh Groban, the Bare Naked Ladies (Canada) and Kenny Loggins. They have also appeared in two feature films, “Ed Wood” and “Sister Act 2.” Mr. Short had his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall performing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna in May of 2009. In April of 2010, Mr. Short directed the choir for the opening titles and closing credits for the feature film, “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story recorded at Capital Records in Hollywood.

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Orange Community Master Chorale Sings at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Orange Community Master Chorale
Michael Short, director

Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:00 PM
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
400 Rue Saint Paul Est
Montreal, Québec, Canada H2Y 1H4 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program – to be chosen from the following:

Lotti | Miserere Mei
Biebl | Ave Maria
Durufle | Ubi Caritas
Aguiar | Psalmo 150
Lange | Esto Les Digo
Nystedt | Kyrie
Butler | Agnus Dei
Traditional | Of the Father’s Love begotten
Scott | Welsh Lullaby
Offenbach | Neighbors’ Chorus
Stroope | The Cloths of Heaven
Stroope | Homeland
Mulholland | Red, Red Rose
Martin | The Awakening
Dawson | Ain’t got time to die
Dawson | Ain’ta that Good News
Hairston | Band of Angels
Hairston | Amen
Arr. Moses Hogan | Battle of Jericho
Schubert | Mass in G
Musical Theater Solo Selections

Download Concert Poster

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about the artists…

The Orange Community (OC) Master Chorale is a non-profit, community-based choir founded in 1995, located in the city of Orange, California, U.S.A. The OC Master Chorale has a reputation for being one of the finest community choral organizations in Southern California. It is open to any person in Southern California who wishes to sing.

From its founding, The Orange Community Master Chorale has been participating in and creating events that help the city’s cultural diversity and musical awareness. The chorus created the Tree Lighting and Candlelight Procession for the city of Orange beginning in 1995, as well as the Third of July Program, a patriotic program for the Fourth of July in 1996. Each of these events draws several thousand people annually. The chorus has also been a featured choir for special performances such as the Candlelight Procession at Disneyland and the Disney Community Service Awards. They also present fall and spring concerts featuring works such as Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Five Tudor Portraits, and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. In May 2009, the Orange Community Master Chorale performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Orange Community Master Chorale is a choir of 80-90 singers whose talents are in demand year-round.  They have completed four European concert tours.

Michael Short is the director and founder of The Orange Community Master Chorale, and has been the director of music at the First United Methodist Church of Orange since 1988. Mr. Short has been the director of choral activities at Orange High School since the spring of 1982. He is also the district department chairman of secondary vocal music for Orange Unified School District. In April 2004, Mr. Short was named the Choral Director for Santiago Canyon College.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Chapman College in Orange, California in 1979 and his master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the California State University at Fullerton in 1988. Mr. Short was one of the Chairmen of American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choirs from 1990-1993. Mr. Short is currently the Southern California Representative for the American Choral Directors Association and is also a busy conductor and adjudicator.

Mr. Short has been recognized as an outstanding music educator. In February of 2002, Mr. Short received the Bravo Award from the Los Angeles Music Center for excellence in music education as an arts specialist. In 2003-2004 he was Teacher of the Year for Orange Unified School District and runner up for Orange County Department of Education teacher of the year. Mr. Short was named both Chapman University’s Alumnus of the Year 2004 and City of Orange’s Citizen of the Year for 2005 by the City of Orange Chamber of Commerce.

Choirs under Mr. Short’s direction have performed with Shania Twain, Josh Groban, the Bare Naked Ladies (Canada) and Kenny Loggins. They have also appeared in two feature films, “Ed Wood” and “Sister Act 2.” Mr. Short had his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall performing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna in May of 2009. In April of 2010, Mr. Short directed the choir for the opening titles and closing credits for the feature film, “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story recorded at Capital Records in Hollywood.

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March 29, 2013: LaVilla School of the Arts Tour Choir Sings at Eglise Lutherienne St. Marcel in Paris

LaVilla School of the Arts Tour Choir
Shawn M. Pendry and Theresa Moreau King, directors

Friday, March 29, 2013
8:00 PM
Eglise Lutherienne St. Marcel
24 Rue Pierre-Nicole
75005 Paris, France (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Arr. Ades | Let There Be Peace on Earth
Bohm | Silent as Night
Chilcott | Can You Hear Me
Cohen | Halleluia
Leavitt | Ose Shalom
McPheeters | Miserere Nobis
Porterfield | Sanctus
Arr. Printz | Wade in the Water
Ramsey | Heaven Unfolding
Stroope | Inscription of Hope
Traditional | O Sacred Head
Traditional | What Wondrous Love

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About the artists…

LaVilla School of the Arts is a public performing arts magnet for middle school students, ages 11-14. The school is located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. There are eight choirs that meet daily as part of the vocal music curriculum. LaVilla is proud to be the only middle school in the United States that offers both a composition and vocal techniques class. The students in the France Tour Choir represent two of the advanced groups: Bel Canto & Chamber Singers. Throughout their twelve year history, LaVilla choirs have received local and national awards for their superior rated performances. LaVilla’s Vocal Music Department was proud to be invited to send a tour choir to Austria in 2003, England in 2005, Italy in 2007, Switzerland in 2009, and Greece in 2011.

Shawn M. Pendry, director

Shawn M. Pendry is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and has been a choral director at LaVilla for the past nine years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in voice from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

He spent two years as the assistant director to the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, where he started a community school of the arts to provide instrumental and vocal instruction to children in need. He was a lecturer on the need of the native children of Mali, West Africa where he spent time as a missionary. He was awarded “Teacher of the Year” at LaVilla School of the Arts in 2008 – 2009. Mr. Pendry is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Florida Vocal Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the American Synesthesia Association.

Theresa Moreau King, director

Theresa Moreau King is currently in her fourth year of teaching at LaVilla School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. While at the University of Arizona, Mrs. King taught a full studio of undergraduate music education and musical theater majors. Before coming to work at LaVilla, Mrs. King was a guest clinician with the Duval County Public School System. She served as music director for three years at Edgewater United Methodist Church. During her time there, she worked with multiple choral and instrumental ensembles and started a youth music program in association with a local chapter of the Boys and Girls’ Club of America. She was also a member of “Wakin’ the Neighbors”, a contemporary Christian rock band based out of Central Florida.

Mrs. King is also an accomplished performer, having made her European debut with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria as Mirabella in “Zigeunerbaron” by Johann Strauss II. She has been featured in numerous roles including the Principessa from Puccini’s “Suor Angelica,” Dame Quickly in Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Madame Flora for Menotti’s “The Medium,” Marcellina from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” She is a member of the Florida Vocal Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

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March 27, 2013: LaVilla School of the Arts Tour Choir Sings at Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel in Paris

LaVilla School of the Arts Tour Choir
Shawn M. Pendry and Theresa Moreau King, directors

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
10:15 AM
École Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel
70 Rue du Théâtre
75015 Paris, France (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Arr. Ades | Let There Be Peace on Earth
Bohm | Silent as Night
Carmichael | Skylark
Chilcott | Can You Hear Me
Cohen | Halleluia
Emerson | Let My People Go
Emerson | Set Down Servant
Leavitt | Ose Shalom
Loesser, arr. Brymer | Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat
Arr. Printz | Wade in the Water
Arr. Shaw | Duke Ellington Choral Medley
Shaw | Joshua Fit de Battle
Sondheim, arr. Beck | Sweeny Todd
Stroope | Inscription of Hope
Thomas | I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray

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About the artists…

LaVilla School of the Arts is a public performing arts magnet for middle school students, ages 11-14. The school is located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. There are eight choirs that meet daily as part of the vocal music curriculum. LaVilla is proud to be the only middle school in the United States that offers both a composition and vocal techniques class. The students in the France Tour Choir represent two of the advanced groups: Bel Canto & Chamber Singers. Throughout their twelve year history, LaVilla choirs have received local and national awards for their superior rated performances. LaVilla’s Vocal Music Department was proud to be invited to send a tour choir to Austria in 2003, England in 2005, Italy in 2007, Switzerland in 2009, and Greece in 2011.

Shawn M. Pendry, director

Shawn M. Pendry is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and has been a choral director at LaVilla for the past nine years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in voice from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

He spent two years as the assistant director to the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, where he started a community school of the arts to provide instrumental and vocal instruction to children in need. He was a lecturer on the need of the native children of Mali, West Africa where he spent time as a missionary. He was awarded “Teacher of the Year” at LaVilla School of the Arts in 2008 – 2009. Mr. Pendry is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Florida Vocal Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the American Synesthesia Association.

Theresa Moreau King, director

Theresa Moreau King is currently in her fourth year of teaching at LaVilla School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. While at the University of Arizona, Mrs. King taught a full studio of undergraduate music education and musical theater majors. Before coming to work at LaVilla, Mrs. King was a guest clinician with the Duval County Public School System. She served as music director for three years at Edgewater United Methodist Church. During her time there, she worked with multiple choral and instrumental ensembles and started a youth music program in association with a local chapter of the Boys and Girls’ Club of America. She was also a member of “Wakin’ the Neighbors”, a contemporary Christian rock band based out of Central Florida.

Mrs. King is also an accomplished performer, having made her European debut with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria as Mirabella in “Zigeunerbaron” by Johann Strauss II. She has been featured in numerous roles including the Principessa from Puccini’s “Suor Angelica,” Dame Quickly in Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Madame Flora for Menotti’s “The Medium,” Marcellina from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” She is a member of the Florida Vocal Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

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March 25, 2013: LaVilla School of the Arts Tour Choir Sings at Eglise Paroissiale Saint Medard et Saint Gildard in Crépon, France

LaVilla School of the Arts Tour Choir
Shawn M. Pendry and Theresa Moreau King, directors

Monday, March 25, 2013
8:30 PM
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Medard et Saint Gildard
Route de Sainte-Croix sur Mer
14480 Crépon, France (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Arr. Ades | Let There Be Peace on Earth
Bohm | Silent as Night
Chilcott | Can You Hear Me
Cohen | Halleluia
Faure | Pie Jesu
Juneau | O Vos Omnes
Leavitt | Ose Shalom
McPheeters | Miserere Nobis
Porterfield | Sanctus
Arr. Printz | Wade in the Water
Ramsey | Heaven Unfolding
Arr. Strind | Kyrie
Stroope | Inscription of Hope
Traditional | O Sacred Head
Traditional | What Wondrous Love

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About the artists…

LaVilla School of the Arts is a public performing arts magnet for middle school students, ages 11-14. The school is located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. There are eight choirs that meet daily as part of the vocal music curriculum. LaVilla is proud to be the only middle school in the United States that offers both a composition and vocal techniques class. The students in the France Tour Choir represent two of the advanced groups: Bel Canto & Chamber Singers. Throughout their twelve year history, LaVilla choirs have received local and national awards for their superior rated performances. LaVilla’s Vocal Music Department was proud to be invited to send a tour choir to Austria in 2003, England in 2005, Italy in 2007, Switzerland in 2009, and Greece in 2011.

Shawn M. Pendry, director

Shawn M. Pendry is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and has been a choral director at LaVilla for the past nine years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in voice from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

He spent two years as the assistant director to the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, where he started a community school of the arts to provide instrumental and vocal instruction to children in need. He was a lecturer on the need of the native children of Mali, West Africa where he spent time as a missionary. He was awarded “Teacher of the Year” at LaVilla School of the Arts in 2008 – 2009. Mr. Pendry is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Florida Vocal Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the American Synesthesia Association.

Theresa Moreau King, director

Theresa Moreau King is currently in her fourth year of teaching at LaVilla School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. While at the University of Arizona, Mrs. King taught a full studio of undergraduate music education and musical theater majors. Before coming to work at LaVilla, Mrs. King was a guest clinician with the Duval County Public School System. She served as music director for three years at Edgewater United Methodist Church. During her time there, she worked with multiple choral and instrumental ensembles and started a youth music program in association with a local chapter of the Boys and Girls’ Club of America. She was also a member of “Wakin’ the Neighbors”, a contemporary Christian rock band based out of Central Florida.

Mrs. King is also an accomplished performer, having made her European debut with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria as Mirabella in “Zigeunerbaron” by Johann Strauss II. She has been featured in numerous roles including the Principessa from Puccini’s “Suor Angelica,” Dame Quickly in Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Madame Flora for Menotti’s “The Medium,” Marcellina from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” She is a member of the Florida Vocal Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

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March 23, 2013: West Salem High School Orchestra and Hobbs High School Festival Choir Perform at Church of the Intercession

West Salem Orchestra_2012  Hobbs High School Choir

West Salem High School Orchestra
Daryl Silberman, Conductor

Hobbs High School Festival Choir
Ricardo P. Monreal, Director

Saturday, March 23, 2013
2:00 PM
Church of the Intercession
550 West 155th Street
New York, NY 10032 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Information: 800-395-2036
cindy@musiccelebrations.com

Program:

West Salem High School Orchestra:

Bach | Prelude and Fugue in F Major
Mozart, arr. LaJoie | Symphony #29
Haydn | String Quartet Op 76, No. 5 – Finale
Balmages | Dreaming
Britten | Playful Pizzicato
Bernie/Pinkar/Case, arr. Burch | Sweet Georgia Brown 
Bishop | Orange Jam
Parry | Lady Radnor Suite Prelude 
Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 8, movement 2 
Elgar | Larghetto from ‘Serenade for Strings’
Walczyk | Huapango

Hobbs High School Festival Choir:

Mendelssohn | Hebe deine Augen auf
Mozart  |  Jubilate Deo
Marcello | Thy Mercy, Jehovah
Dorsey, Schrader | Precious Lord Take My Hand
Gasparini | Adoramus Te
Holmes | Star in the East, Early American Hymn
Pitoni | Cantate Domino
Hafso | Down in the River to Pray

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About the artists…

West Salem High School Orchestra

The 2012-2013 West Salem High School Chamber Orchestra boasts 28 talented 9th-12th grade students who meet nine to ten hours weekly including daytime chamber orchestra, weekly chamber ensemble rehearsal and coaching, and extra sectionals and rehearsals. They play grade four through professional-level works from a variety of genres, including Baroque and Contemporary.

Many students are selected by audition to perform in the Oregon All-State and All-Northwest Orchestras, Oregon State School Activities State Solo Competition, and the highly competitive All-City Orchestra.

West Salem High School is fortunate to be in the Salem-Keizer school district which has six competitive high school orchestras with uniquely qualified music directors.

Daryl Silberman, conductor

Daryl Silberman has been the Director of Orchestras at West Salem High School in Salem, Oregon since August 2007. Under her leadership, the orchestra has traveled to Chicago and Boston, and has hosted the annual Salem-Keizer District Orchestra Festival. Her chamber orchestra has qualified and performed at the annual Oregon School Activities Association State Orchestra festival, placing first in 2011 and second in 2012.

She came to public school teaching after a successful freelance career for many years. Daryl studied the viola at the University of Colorado at Boulder, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of Southern California. Prior to coming to Oregon, she was a national clinician for Knilling String Instruments and presented clinics on contemporary string techniques. Daryl maintains a private teaching studio, and also freelances as a violist and violinist with regional and studio orchestras in the Los Angeles area. In addition, she has performed with folk artists, chamber groups, and Baroque ensembles. Daryl was also a licensed Kintermusik instructor, teaching early childhood music.

Daryl and her husband, violist Danny Seidenberg have two performing groups that keep them busy – UnBande featuring violas, cello, and classical guitar playing classical crossover, jazz, pop, and blues; and Salem Baroque featuring Baroque violins, cello, and harpsichord. In addition, they have two active children, Emma and Teddy. Her school website is http://www.titanorchestras.org, and her personal website is http://www.daryls.com.

Hobbs High School Festival Choir

The Hobbs High School Festival Choir consists of members of both the Hobbs High School (HHS) A Cappella Choir and the HHS Mixed Chorale. The HHS Choral Department has maintained a reputation for excellence in local, district, and state performances for many years.  The A Cappella Choir and Mixed Chorale consistently receive superior ratings in performance and sight-reading in the competitive Southeast District of New Mexico. In addition, from year to year many individual members are selected to be a part of the New Mexico All-State Choirs. The HHS A Cappella Choir is very active in the community, performing at the Lea County Annual Prayer Breakfast, New Mexico Junior College, First United Methodist Church, and Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. The group has also toured multiple times, most recently to San Antonio and Dallas, Texas.

Ricardo Monreal, director

Mr. Ricardo Monreal received his bachelor’s degree in music education with an emphasis in choral education from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in 2007. He studied under Dr. David Gerig and Dr. Jason Paulk, and completed his student teaching under the 2006 New Mexico Music Educator of the Year, Mr. Brian Uerling. He went on to study choral conducting under Dr. Joe Miller and Dr. Andrew Megill at Westminster Choir College (WCC) of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, where he received his Master of Music in choral conducting in 2009.

As a graduate student at Westminster Choir College, Mr. Monreal was a member of and regularly performed with the Westminster Choir. During his time at WCC, the choir traveled and performed frequently nationwide. He also performed regularly with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and served as the graduate assistant, helping to coordinate, rehearse and sing with orchestras like the NY Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt, Ton Koopman, Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, and Lorin Maazel.

Mr. Monreal is currently in his fourth year teaching in the public schools, and his third year as Director of Choral Activities at Hobbs Freshman High School and Hobbs High School, where he conducts the Beginning Freshman Choir, the Non-Varsity Mixed Chorale, the newly formed HHS Jazz Choir and the Varsity A Cappella Choir. His other responsibilities include teaching Pre-AP and AP Music Theory, serving as music director and conductor for the annual HHS musical, and serving as director and producer of the HHS Golden Revue variety show. He currently serves on the New Mexico Activities Association Advisory Committee to State Choir Contest. He also serves as Site Chair hosting the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators District Honor Choir for grades 7-9, and Site Chair hosting the SENMMEA District Large Group Performance Assessment every two years at R.N. Tydings Auditorium on the campus of Hobbs High School.

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

Rush-Henrietta Singers
Christine Sargent, director
Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00pm
Notre Dame de Bon Secours
400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

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.

May 30, 2012 Dorfkirche Marienfelde – Montana State University Chorale

The Montana State University Chorale is devoted to the artistic and inspirational performance of distinguished choral literature. Selected by audition from Montana State’s enrollment of 13,000 students, Chorale’s annual performance itinerary includes two formal concerts each semester, and frequent international tours to countries including China, the Philippines, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

The Chorale is directed by Dr. Kirk Aamot, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota with advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Aamot has studied with Anton Armstrong, Kenneth Jennings, Kathy Romey, Thomas Lancaster, Larry Kaptein, and Joan Conlon.

Montana State University Chorale
Wednesday
 May 30, 2012
7:00pm
Dorfkirche Marienfelde
12277 Berlin, Alt-Marienfelde (map)
Free admission

Program scheduled to include (subject to change)
Ubi Caritas – – Guy Forbes
Frohlochet ihr völker – – Felix Mendelssohn
Phoenix – – Ola Gjelo
O magnum mysterium – – Z. Randall Stroope
Requiem aeternam – –  Zdenek Lukas
Salve Regina – –  Orlando di Lasso
Hold On! – – arr. Marques Garrett
O sifuni mungo – – arr. David Maddux
My God Is So High – –  Moses Hogan
Abendlied – – Josef Rheinberger
How Can I Keep from Singing – – Karen Thomas

Additional 2012 Tour Performances:
May 23 – Karlskirche, Vienna
May 26 – St. Nicholas Church on Old Town Square, Prague
May 28 – Thomaskirche, Leipzig
May 29 – Berlin Dom (Evensong)

May 29, 2012 Berlin Dom Evensong – Montana State University Chorale

The Montana State University Chorale is devoted to the artistic and inspirational performance of distinguished choral literature. Selected by audition from Montana State’s enrollment of 13,000 students, Chorale’s annual performance itinerary includes two formal concerts each semester, and frequent international tours to countries including China, the Philippines, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

The Chorale is directed by Dr. Kirk Aamot, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota with advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Aamot has studied with Anton Armstrong, Kenneth Jennings, Kathy Romey, Thomas Lancaster, Larry Kaptein, and Joan Conlon.

Montana State University Chorale
Tuesday May 29, 2012
6:00pm Sung Evensong, with a short recital following the service
Berlin Dom
Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin (map)

Program scheduled to include (subject to change)
Ubi Caritas – – Guy Forbes
Frohlochet ihr völker – – Felix Mendelssohn
Phoenix – – Ola Gjelo
O magnum mysterium – – Z. Randall Stroope
Requiem aeternam – –  Zdenek Lukas
Salve Regina – –  Orlando di Lasso
Hold On! – – arr. Marques Garrett
O sifuni mungo – – arr. David Maddux
My God Is So High – –  Moses Hogan
Abendlied – – Josef Rheinberger
How Can I Keep from Singing – – Karen Thomas

Additional 2012 Tour Performances:
May 23 – Karlskirche, Vienna
May 26 – St. Nicholas Church on Old Town Square, Prague
May 28 – Thomaskirche, Leipzig
May 30 – Dorfkirche Marienfeld, Berlin

May 28, 2012 Thomaskirche, Leipzig – Montana State University Chorale

The Montana State University Chorale is devoted to the artistic and inspirational performance of distinguished choral literature. Selected by audition from Montana State’s enrollment of 13,000 students, Chorale’s annual performance itinerary includes two formal concerts each semester, and frequent international tours to countries including China, the Philippines, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

The Chorale is directed by Dr. Kirk Aamot, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota with advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Aamot has studied with Anton Armstrong, Kenneth Jennings, Kathy Romey, Thomas Lancaster, Larry Kaptein, and Joan Conlon.

Montana State University Chorale
Monday May 28, 2012
2:00pm – 2:20pm (20 minute recital)
Thomaskirche
Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig (map)
Individual entrance to the church is free, with a small donation in support of the church kindly suggested
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Program scheduled to include (subject to change)
Ubi Caritas – – Guy Forbes
Frohlochet ihr völker – – Felix Mendelssohn
Phoenix – – Ola Gjelo
O magnum mysterium – – Z. Randall Stroope
Requiem aeternam – –  Zdenek Lukas
Salve Regina – –  Orlando di Lasso
Hold On! – – arr. Marques Garrett
O sifuni mungo – – arr. David Maddux
My God Is So High – –  Moses Hogan
Abendlied – – Josef Rheinberger
How Can I Keep from Singing – – Karen Thomas

Additional 2012 Tour Performances:
May 23 – Karlskirche, Vienna
May 26 – St. Nicholas Church on Old Town Square, Prague
May 29 – Berlin Dom (Evensong)
May 30 – Dorfkirche Marienfeld, Berlin