May 26, 2013 – Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Perform at Church of the Intercession in New York City

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin, directors

Sunday, May 26, 2013
4:30pm
Church of the Intercession
550 W 155th Street
New York, NY 10032 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Choir:

Bernon | Throw Open Your Shutters!
Arr. Robinson | Deep River
Morley, arr. Leavitt | Fyer, Fyer My Heart
Gershwin, Heyward, arr. Hayes | Summertime
Martin| Come to the Music
Arr. Wilhousky | Battle Hymn of the Republic

Orchestra:

Arr. Hearshen | Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof
Whitacre | Lux Aurumuque
Albeniz, arr. Lipton | Cordoba
Schwartz, arr. Ricketts | Highlights from Wicked
Arr. Wilhousky | Battle Hymn of the Republic

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About the Artists…

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra has been performing together since 2008 and is a combination of the top two instrumental music groups at the Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. At its conception, the symphony included select members of the Wind Ensemble, the top band, and the entirety of the Symphonic Strings, the top orchestra. As Gilbert Classical Academy grew, the Symphony Orchestra evolved to include all members of the Wind Ensemble.

The Symphony Orchestra performed together at a regional contest for the first time last year and was honored with an “Excellent” rating. Members of the orchestra have made all-state and central regional ensembles, have received “Superior” ratings in solo and ensemble competitions, and have participated in numerous area festivals, receiving several “Excellent” and “Superior” ratings. The group is under the direction of Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin.

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale
The Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale was created in 2012. The Chorale performed at the Fall Choral Festival in Arizona receiving an “Excellent with Distinction” rating. They also performed at their first State Competition this past March. The group is under the direction of Rebecca Joslin, who joined the Gilbert Classical Academy music family in 2011.

Jason Delfing, conductor
Jason Delfing has been the Music Department Chair since the Gilbert Classical Academy opened in 2007. During his eight years he has taught band, orchestra, choir, jazz band and music theory classes at the Academy. Mr. Delfing graduated from Cleveland State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and received his master’s degree in education and administration from the University of Phoenix.

The Gilbert Classical Academy Bands have received ratings of “Excellent” and “Superior” in various festivals in Arizona. In 2011, the GCA Wind Ensemble received a “Gold” rating at the Forum Music Festival in California. Every year since 2010, Mr. Delfing has had at least one student participate in the competitive Arizona Music Educators Associations Central Regional Honor Band.

Mr. Delfing also serves as testing coordinator and website designer at GCA. In addition to his music teaching, he has coached junior high baseball, junior varsity and varsity baseball, junior varsity girls basketball, and junior varsity and varsity volleyball. Mr. Delfing has one sister who teaches Special Education students near Cleveland, Ohio.

Rebecca Joslin, director
Rebecca Joslin, a native of Tempe, Arizona, is completing her second year teaching choir and orchestra at Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree before coming to Gilbert Classical Academy.

As a violinist, Mrs. Joslin has participated in many groups such as the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, the MusicaNova Orchestra, and the Allegro Quartet. As a pianist, she has accompanied various soloists, choral groups, and school ensembles. As a stage performer, she was most recently seen on the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois performing multiple shows every day for an entire summer. In addition, Mrs. Joslin has served as a music theater instructor and occasional assistant music director for the prestigious Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix for six years.

As an educator, Mrs. Joslin’s choirs and orchestras have received ratings of “Excellent” in various festivals in Arizona. In both 2012 and 2013, her students auditioned into the Arizona Music Educators Association’s All-Regional Honor Orchestras. She currently serves as the Orchestra Chair for the Central Region in Arizona.

Mrs. Joslin currently resides in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

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May 25, 2013 – Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Performs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin, directors

Saturday, May 25, 2013
2:00pm
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Flight Deck
One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue & 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Choir:

Arr. Mary McDonald | America
Arr. Greg GilpinArmed Forces: The Pride of America!
Irving Berlin, Arr. Roy RingwaldGod Bless America

Orchestra:

Smith/Key, Arr. Peter BreinerThe Star-Spangled Banner
Kander/Ebb, Arr. Bob Cerulli | Theme from New York, New York
Gershwin/Gershwin; Arr. John WhitneyStrike up the Band 

Arr. Peter J. WilhouskyBattle Hymn of the Republic, featuring the Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

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About the Artists…

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra has been performing together since 2008 and is a combination of the top two instrumental music groups at the Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. At its conception, the symphony included select members of the Wind Ensemble, the top band, and the entirety of the Symphonic Strings, the top orchestra. As Gilbert Classical Academy grew, the Symphony Orchestra evolved to include all members of the Wind Ensemble.

The Symphony Orchestra performed together at a regional contest for the first time last year and was honored with an “Excellent” rating. Members of the orchestra have made all-state and central regional ensembles, have received “Superior” ratings in solo and ensemble competitions, and have participated in numerous area festivals, receiving several “Excellent” and “Superior” ratings. The group is under the direction of Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin.

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale
The Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale was created in 2012. The Chorale performed at the Fall Choral Festival in Arizona receiving an “Excellent with Distinction” rating. They also performed at their first State Competition this past March. The group is under the direction of Rebecca Joslin, who joined the Gilbert Classical Academy music family in 2011.

Jason Delfing, conductor
Jason Delfing has been the Music Department Chair since the Gilbert Classical Academy opened in 2007. During his eight years he has taught band, orchestra, choir, jazz band and music theory classes at the Academy. Mr. Delfing graduated from Cleveland State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and received his master’s degree in education and administration from the University of Phoenix.

The Gilbert Classical Academy Bands have received ratings of “Excellent” and “Superior” in various festivals in Arizona. In 2011, the GCA Wind Ensemble received a “Gold” rating at the Forum Music Festival in California. Every year since 2010, Mr. Delfing has had at least one student participate in the competitive Arizona Music Educators Associations Central Regional Honor Band.

Mr. Delfing also serves as testing coordinator and website designer at GCA. In addition to his music teaching, he has coached junior high baseball, junior varsity and varsity baseball, junior varsity girls basketball, and junior varsity and varsity volleyball. Mr. Delfing has one sister who teaches Special Education students near Cleveland, Ohio.

Rebecca Joslin, director
Rebecca Joslin, a native of Tempe, Arizona, is completing her second year teaching choir and orchestra at Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree before coming to Gilbert Classical Academy.

As a violinist, Mrs. Joslin has participated in manygroups such as the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, the MusicaNova Orchestra, and the Allegro Quartet. As a pianist, she has accompanied various soloists, choral groups, and school ensembles. As a stage performer, she was most recently seen on the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois performing multiple shows every day for an entire summer. In addition, Mrs. Joslin has served as a music theater instructor and occasional assistant music director for the prestigious Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix for six years.

As an educator, Mrs. Joslin’s choirs and orchestras have received ratings of “Excellent” in various festivals in Arizona. In both 2012 and 2013, her students auditioned into the Arizona Music Educators Association’s All-Regional Honor Orchestras. She currently serves as the Orchestra Chair for the Central Region in Arizona.

Mrs. Joslin currently resides in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

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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.