May 25, 2013 – Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Performs at Nicholas Senn High School’s Senn Hall in Chicago

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
William C. White, director

With special guests:
YOURS Project Orchestra
Hibbard Elementary School
Sylvia Carlson, director

Saturday, May 25, 2013
4:00pm
Senn Hall, Nicholas Senn High School
5900 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 (map)

Program:

Bernstein | Overture to West Side Story
Debussy | “Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Hanson | Suite from Merry Mount
Glière | “Russian Sailors’ Dance” from The Red Poppy
Higdon | SkyLine
Marquez | Danzon No. 2
Bizet | Farandole (with YOURS Project Orchestra)

FREE CONCERT!  Reserve your tickets by clicking here!

Suggested donation to benefit the YOURS Project Orchestra and the Nicholas Senn High School Music Program

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About the Artists…

A vital part of Cincinnati’s musical culture since its beginning in 1964, the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is the city’s premier ensemble for talented high school orchestral musicians. The CSYO is dedicated to the cultivation of young talent and provides outstanding instrumental students the opportunity to perform repertoire not always available to them in their area schools. Under the auspices of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), CSYO members gain an appreciation for the arts and learn the value of excellence and discipline which they take back to their individual school music programs. Students attend CSO concerts at Music Hall, study with CSO musicians in sectionals held several times throughout the season, and perform their own concerts, often with peer soloists. Students graduate to become professional symphony musicians and advocates for the arts.

The CSYO was founded in 1964 as the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra by Max Rudolf who was Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony orchestra and by area music educators who recognized the importance of providing talented young musicians with the opportunity for serious training and extensive orchestral experience. The first conductor of the CSYO was Sigmund Effron, CSO Concertmaster, who was convinced that “it was vitally important to the community and to these youngsters that they meet other young people of the same interest” and that they have “an opportunity to play in a symphonic group which devotes itself to the works of the great masters.” Sigmund Effron guided the CSYO until 1970 when he was followed by a series of distinguished conductors including Keith Lockhart. This season marks the second for William White as CSYO Conductor and Assistant Conductor of the CSO.

Now in its 49th season, the 2012-2013 Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra is made up of approximately 100 musicians from high schools in southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana.

William C. White currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. Mr. White holds degrees from Indiana University (M.M. Orchestral Conducting) and the University of Chicago (A.B. Music). Prior to his positions in Cincinnati, he served as Music Director of the Hyde Park Youth Symphony in Chicago, Ill.

Mr. White has long-standing associations with a number of musical organizations, including the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors in Hancock, Maine, which he first attended as a student in 2004 and now serves as Conducting Associate. He has regularly given pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony since 2008.

Mr. White hails from Bethesda, MD, where he began his musical training as a violist. He maintains a significant career as a composer, writing works for concert, film and theater.

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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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April 8, 2013 – Aiken High School Marching Band Performs at Disney’s Epcot Theme Park in Florida

Aiken High School Marching Band
Ryan Westberry, director

Monday, April 8, 2013
10:30 AM
Future World at Disney’s Epcot Theme Park
1320 Avenue of the Stars
Bay Lake, FL 32830 (map)

Come join the festivities at the world famous Epcot Theme Park as the Aiken High School Marching Band, led by director Ryan Westberry performs and marches through Future World at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 8, 2013 as part of Disney Performing Arts.

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about the artists…

Aiken High School is a 3A high school located in Aiken, SC. With a rich history of superior ratings at concert, jazz, and marching festivals, the Aiken High School Band has received many awards and honors for its performances and community service. Most recently, the band had the honor of representing South Carolina in the 2012 Independence Day Parade.

Ryan Westberry earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Furman University and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina where he served as a graduate assistant with the Carolina Bands. Mr. Westberry is in his ninth year of working with the Aiken High School bands. He was the band director at Aiken Middle School for four years before becoming the band director at Aiken High School in 2008. Prior to coming to Aiken, Mr. Westberry taught at Busbee Middle School in Cayce, SC and Effingham County High School in Springfield, GA.

Mr. Westberry’s ensembles have consistently earned Superior and Excellent ratings in marching contests, concert festivals and jazz festivals in South Carolina and Georgia. He was the Teacher of the Year at Aiken Middle School in 2005 and was awarded the Golden Apple from WJBF TV in Augusta, GA in 2006.

Mr. Westberry is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, South Carolina Band Directors Association, American Schools Band Directors Association, and Phi Beta Mu.

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Orange Community Master Chorale and Eastminster Choir Sing Joint Concert at Eastminster United Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Orange Community Master Chorale
Michael Short, director

Eastminster Choir
Jacqueline Sadler, director

Thursday, April 11, 2013
7:00 PM
Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 1N6 (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
DawsonAin’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.

The Eastminster Choir, under the direction of Jacqueline Sadler, makes its home at Eastminster United Church in the heart of Danforth Village in Toronto, Canada. The 40 member choir is comprised of four professional soloists and a dedicated team of pro-am singers. Ms. Sadler holds the Guinness World Record in Marathon Church Organ Playing. Singing everything from Bach to Broadway to the Beatles, the choir performs regularly at Eastminster. In addition, they have performed as guest artist at Heart & Music (The Elgin-Winter Garden), The Vaughan City Playhouse, and Heart & Vision (Metropolitan United). The group has also participated in fundraising efforts for Out of the Cold, the relief effort in Haiti, Sick Kids’ Hospital, Toronto Greening Initiatives, Riverdale Share, and many more. In December 2012, the choir gave several performances of The Story (Evergreen Brickworks) and sang back-up for Elvis Tribute Artist Stephen Kabakos in The Wonderful World of Christmas (Burlington Performing Arts Centre, The Flato Markham Theatre). The Eastminster Choir was pleased to make their Carnegie Hall debut in February 2013 with Distinguished Concerts International New York. Their CD, Seasons of Song is available for sale through the Eastminster Church office or from choir members. http://www.eastminsteruc.org

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Orange Community Master Chorale Sings at St. Andrew’s Church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Orange Community Master Chorale
Michael Short, director

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Church
82 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5N9 (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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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

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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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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University of Utah Wind Ensemble Performs at Rose Schnitzer Manor in Portland, Oregon

University of Utah Wind Ensemble
Scott Hagen, director

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 PM
Rose Schnitzer Manor
Zidell Hall
6140 SW Boundary St.
Portland, OR 97221 (map)

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

Program:

Ticheli | Blue Shades
Grainger | Molly on the Shore
Sparke | Fiesta
Sparke | Concerto for Tuba
Yagisawa | Machu Picchu – City in the Sky
Giroux | One Life Beautiful
Maslanka | Symphony No. 4

Download Concert Poster

For more information:
(800) 395-2036
cindy@musiccelebrations.com

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About the artists…

The 60-member University of Utah Wind Ensemble gives the school’s most accomplished wind and percussion players, both graduate and undergraduate, the opportunity to perform the finest wind literature; exploring both traditional compositions and cutting edge newly-composed works at the forefront of the repertoire. Performing three concerts each semester, the group frequently welcomes guest conductors and artists, creating a challenging learning environment as they feature such renowned artists as Adam Frey, euphonium; Jeff Nelson, French horn, of Canadian Brass; Mark Inouye, principal trumpeter of the San Francisco Symphony; and Gene Pokorny, principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony.

The Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at many conferences, most recently in 2010 at the Utah Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association Conferences. In 2013, the Wind Ensemble will travel to Oregon and California to perform outreach concerts for area high schools, as part of its biennial tour. Twice a year, the ensemble collaborates on concerts with area high schools, offering our students the opportunity to mentor younger musicians.

Scott Hagen, Director

Scott Hagen has established himself as one of Utah’s most sought after music educators and clinicians bringing with him to his position nearly 30 years experience. He serves as the Director of Bands at The University of Utah School of Music teaching both undergraduate and graduate conducting, as well as conducting the University of Utah Wind Ensemble. Under his direction the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and other performing groups have performed at the National MENC Conference, Western Region College Band Director’s Conference as well as performing internationally in Japan and Europe.

Hagen maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician for many local high schools as well as numerous ensembles throughout the United States. Performances under the direction of Hagen have won the praise of notable musicians such as Tony DiLorenzo, Jeff Nelson, Adam Frey, Mark Inouye, David Maslanka and Gene Pokorny. His ensembles are known for their unique timbre, blending each individual instrument to create a warm and rich sonority. When programming repertoire, Hagen brings a fresh approach to works from the past, and continues to strive in exploring works of the present.

Hagen holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota as well as a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Minnesota.  In 1995 the Associated Students of the University of Utah named him “Teacher of the Year.”  He was the conductor of the official Utah Olympic Spirit Band for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and for the 2003-2004 school year Professor Hagen was the recipient of the Student’s Choice Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts. Hagen was recently named Music Director and Conductor of The Utah Wind Symphony a newly established professional wind ensemble in Salt Lake City, Utah. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Utah Music Educators Association, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma Music Sorority.

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