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
10:00am
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

Program:
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

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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.

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June 11 and 13, 2013–Moose Lake High School Concert Choir performs in New York City

Moose Lake High School Concert Choir
Moose Lake, Minnesota
Dane Froiland, director

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
11:30am
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

Thursday, June 13, 2013
1:00pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
(Broadway and Fulton Street)
209 Broadway
New York, NY 10007 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:
Aguiar | Salmo 150
Christiansen | Lost In The Night
Christiansen | Beautiful Savior
Hogan | Wade In The Water
Jennings | Keep Your Hand On The Plow
Johnson | Ain’t Got Time To Die
Whitacre | Lux Aurumque
Whitacre | The Seal Lullaby
Chilcott | MLK
Bach | Jesu Meine Freude
Fleming | Give Me Jesus
Arr. Young | Here I Am, Lord
Hovland | Stay With Us
Ticheli | Earth Song

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About the artists…

The Moose Lake High School Concert Choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12 by vocal audition. Students in Concert Choir perform a varied repertoire of music for three large concerts, as well as smaller performances throughout the year. The Moose Lake Concert Choir also participates in the Minnesota State High School League Vocal Music Contests, the St. Olaf Choral Festival at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and other various honor choirs throughout the region.

Dane Froiland, director
Dane Froiland received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of North Dakota in 2008. He also has a minor in vocal performance. While at UND, Dane was a featured performer in the Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismark, Thief River Falls, and Minneapolis communities. He was the featured soloist with the North Dakota Collegiate Honor Choir, as well as with the University of North Dakota Concert Choir, and the Varsity Bards. He is also a member of the Thief River Falls, Minn. based ensemble Molto Voce, whose Christmas Album was released in 2010 at all Target stores nation-wide. He began teaching in Moose Lake in 2010. His Concert Choir and Jazz Choir have received superior ratings every year at the Minnesota State High School League State Music Contest. His vocal students have also received numerous superior ratings at contest. Currently, he is pursuing his Masters of Music Education from Kent State University.

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Plainfield High School Central Campus Choir Sings at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City

Plainfield High School – Central Campus Choir
Alanna D. Frederiksen, director

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:15 PM
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Hogan | I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Orbán | Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Ticheli | Earth Song
GrinerGawthorp | Sing Me to Heaven
BatesWardarrLaRocca | America the Beautiful
Arr. Koepke | Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Traditional Spiritual
Arr. McGlynn | Jerusalem, Traditional Irish Melody
Arr. Grundahl | ‘Tis A Gift
Arr. Szymko | Amazing Grace
Pachelbel, arr. Petker | Sing Songs of Jubilation, Gigue from Partia No. VI in B-flat major, from Musicalische Ergötzung

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About the artists…

Plainfield High School – Central Campus (PHS-CC) is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois. It is one of four high schools in one of the top five largest school districts in the state of Illinois.

The choral program is composed of three curricular groups: Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Mixed Choir; and five extra-curricular ensembles which perform at numerous school and community events throughout the year.

Plainfield’s choral program recently performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall Centennial Celebration Concert with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and has yearly performances in conjunction with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. They have also been featured performers at Disney World. In addition, the group traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for the Midwest Regional Choral Festival and won first place in its division, and also placed as ‘Best Overall’ choir.

The PHS-CC choral groups enjoy performing for numerous community organizations such as the local Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and area festivals. This 87-member program performs not only at school events, but also is requested at professional sporting events throughout the Chicagoland area. Many of Plainfield’s choral students have placed at district and state levels of the Illinois Music Educators Association annual choral festivals, as well as solo and ensemble festivals each year. The PHS-CC choral program is designed for independent musicians, leaders and educators who go forward to the collegiate level and the performing arts arena.

Alanna Frederiksen, director

A native of South Mississippi, Alanna Frederiksen came to Plainfield Central High School after completing her Master of Music in choral conducting in the spring of 2007. She also holds the degree of Bachelor of Music Education with a choral/vocal emphasis. She teaches Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and Music Survey during the curricular school day. Extra-curricular choirs over the past six years include Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Ensemble. In addition, she directs the school’s annual Madrigal Dinners and the spring musical.

Before coming to Plainfield, Mrs. Frederiksen held a full graduate assistantship in choral music while pursuing her Master of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to this, Mrs. Frederiksen taught junior high choirs for four years and was instrumental in creating a sight-reading requirement for Mississippi state junior high choral festivals. During this time she held an additional position as music director at a local church. She studied conducting and educational pedagogy under Gregory Fuller, Timothy Koch, and Chris White.

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Plainfield High School Central Campus Choir Sings at Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City

Plainfield High School – Central Campus Choir
Alanna D. Frederiksen, director

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
1:00 PM
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Hogan | I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Orbán | Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Ticheli | Earth Song
Griner, Gawthorp | Sing Me to Heaven
Bates, Ward, arr. LaRocca | America the Beautiful
Arr. Koepke | Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Traditional Spiritual
Arr. McGlynn | Jerusalem, Traditional Irish Melody
Arr. Grundahl | ‘Tis A Gift
Arr. Szymko | Amazing Grace
Pachelbel, arr. Petker | Sing Songs of Jubilation, Gigue from Partia No. VI in B-flat major, from Musicalische Ergötzung

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About the artists…

Plainfield High School – Central Campus (PHS-CC) is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois. It is one of four high schools in one of the top five largest school districts in the state of Illinois.

The choral program is composed of three curricular groups: Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Mixed Choir; and five extra-curricular ensembles which perform at numerous school and community events throughout the year.

Plainfield’s choral program recently performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall Centennial Celebration Concert with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and has yearly performances in conjunction with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. They have also been featured performers at Disney World. In addition, the group traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for the Midwest Regional Choral Festival and won first place in its division, and also placed as ‘Best Overall’ choir.

The PHS-CC choral groups enjoy performing for numerous community organizations such as the local Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and area festivals. This 87-member program performs not only at school events, but also is requested at professional sporting events throughout the Chicagoland area. Many of Plainfield’s choral students have placed at district and state levels of the Illinois Music Educators Association annual choral festivals, as well as solo and ensemble festivals each year. The PHS-CC choral program is designed for independent musicians, leaders and educators who go forward to the collegiate level and the performing arts arena.

Alanna Frederiksen, director

A native of South Mississippi, Alanna Frederiksen came to Plainfield Central High School after completing her Master of Music in choral conducting in the spring of 2007. She also holds the degree of Bachelor of Music Education with a choral/vocal emphasis. She teaches Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and Music Survey during the curricular school day. Extra-curricular choirs over the past six years include Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Ensemble. In addition, she directs the school’s annual Madrigal Dinners and the spring musical.

Before coming to Plainfield, Mrs. Frederiksen held a full graduate assistantship in choral music while pursuing her Master of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to this, Mrs. Frederiksen taught junior high choirs for four years and was instrumental in creating a sight-reading requirement for Mississippi state junior high choral festivals. During this time she held an additional position as music director at a local church. She studied conducting and educational pedagogy under Gregory Fuller, Timothy Koch, and Chris White.

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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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