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.

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.