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.

June 14-20–Galena Street East performs in New York City

Galena Street East Productions
Sacramento, California
Jeri and Richard Clinger, artistic and musical directors
Ron Cisneros, lead choreographer

“The Spirit of America”

Monday, June 17, 2013
Appx. 11:00am
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
One Intrepid Square
12th Avenue and 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 (map)

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About the artists…

Galena Street East (GSE) is a non-profit organization established in 1972 by professional performers and educators, Richard and Jeri Clinger.  Their goal is to enrich the lives of young performers by developing their artistic gifts, encouraging high moral values and giving them the opportunity to serve with their talents.

For 41 years Galena Street East has traveled around the world as California’s Young Performing Ambassadors.  Galena represented the United States at international peace festivals in the Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico and Taiwan.  In 2008 they represented the United States in Beijing, China at pre-Olympic events.  In 2012 they gave Ambassadorial tour throughout Mexico. They are always favorite performers at Disneyland and Disney World.

In June 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger selected Galena to represent California in the “Festival of States” in Washington, D.C., where they were a triumphal success performing for veterans of World War 2 , Korean, and Vietnam War. They were also guest performers at the Washington D.C. Temple, Visitors Center

Galena Street East has been voted as the “Best of Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine and Best Performing Group on the KCRA TV’s “A List.”

Jeri and Richard Clinger, artistic and musical directors
The Clingers are the originators, directors and driving forces of Galena Street East. Entering their forty-first year of Galena, they create the artistic concepts, musical arrangements and then develop the talent for this highly energetic group of young performers. The Clingers have distinguished musical and theatrical careers and bring years of professional experience to Galena. With degrees in Music and Special Therapy, they both have received honors for outstanding work in their respective fields.

As educators they enjoy teaching at Sacramento City College. Together they recently were awarded the prestigious “Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award” for fostering patriotism in youth for over forty years. In July of 2012, they received the lifetime service award for community service from the President of the United States. The Clingers have appeared in concert in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, the Caribbean and across the United States. Their performances in Los Angeles were with Lawrence Welk and Disney. Jeri has an extensive background in theater, music, and ballet. Richard has appeared several times as a guest piano soloist with the Utah Symphony and on national radio in a tribute concert to Chopin. They directed the children’s chorus for the Sacramento Opera company for over ten years.

The Clingers believe in giving back to their community and have directed the productions for the opening of the Sacramento Railroad Museum, the Sacramento Community Center, and Pony Express Monument, the reopening of Old Eagle Theater and worked for Sacramento Music Circus over a span of fifteen years. Their students have gone on to professional careers on Broadway, television, communications, attorneys, teachers and leaders in their communities. They feel their greatest accomplishments are reflected in the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Ron Cisneros, lead choreographer
Fondly referred to by many as the “heart” of children’s musical theatre for the Sacramento Area, Ron Cisneros provides the creative vision for Galena Street East’s annual productions of Holiday Tapestry.  His very impressive career includes many years dancing with Disney and television, as well as, working in television and movies with personalities like Lucille Ball, Andy Williams, and Elvis Presley.  He worked as the assistant choreographer for the world tour of the Wizard of Oz.  The show played in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall, where Ron played the role of the Cowardly Lion.

Director of Cisneros Studio of Dance, he has been recognized three times by Sacramento’s Elly Awards for outstanding choreography.  Ron taught for over 15 years for Sacramento High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.

In addition to working with other performing arts groups, such as River City Theatre Company, he currently teaches at Natomas Charter School for the Performing Arts.

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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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June 16, 2013 – Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble perform at Church of the Intercession

Duke Ellington String Orchestra_CROPPED!!!

Duke Ellington Guitar Ensemble

Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble
Heather Haughn and Isaac Daniel Jr., conductors

Sunday, June 16, 2013
3:30pm
Church of the Intercession
550 West 155th Street
New York, NY 10032 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:
String Orchestra
Mozart | Serenade No. 6, Serenata Notturna, K. 239
Grieg | Elegiac Melodie, Heart Wounds and Last Spring
Amaya | Viola Concerto No. 1, Movement 3, Tone Poem
Dmitri Shostakovich | Sinfonia Op. 110 (String Quartet No. 8)

Guitar Ensemble
Selections to be chosen from:
Handel | Water Music
Mozart | Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Vivaldi | Concerto in G minor, Adagio and Allegro
Tchaikovsky | Scherzo
Dvorak | Slavonic Dance No.
Mozart | String Quartet, K. 160, Movement I, II, III

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About the Artists…

Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra
The award-winning Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra has gained popularity among Washington, D.C. audiences since its inception in 2009.  In addition to giving classical concerts and opera performances at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the String Orchestra has performed with celebrated artists Earth Wind and Fire and Patti LaBelle at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.   Members of the string orchestra have performed at the White House, Vice President’s residence, Corcoran Art Gallery, Kennedy Center and French Embassy.  The group has won multiple awards at festivals including Best Orchestra, Top Rating Ensemble, Gold Medal and First Place

Heather Haughn, conductor
Heather Haughn, violin, enjoys a diverse career as an active chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher.  She performs regularly as the violinist of the West Shore Piano Trio.  Ms. Haughn currently plays with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and the National Philharmonic.  She is on the faculty of Goucher College and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Ms. Haughn has performed as soloist and concertmaster with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (under the direction of Kent Nagano), the San Francisco Sinfonietta, and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra.  She has also served as concertmaster for Cal Performances, Golden Gate Opera, Pocket Opera, Opera Vivente, Ballet San Joaquin, and North Bay Opera.  She has played associate concertmaster for the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and the Schlossfestspiele opera orchestra in Heidelberg, Germany.  She was formerly the associate principal second violinist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Haughn has performed chamber music throughout the United States.  As a member of the Sierra Ensemble for violin, horn, and piano, she performed throughout northern California.  The trio released a CD, “Heartstrings”, in 2006(produced by Museum Music).  She was formerly the first violinist of the Bella Cosi String Quartet.  The quartet was a semi-finalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and was featured on a CD, “Lullaby, and Good Night”, produced by KHFM. The group was the quartet in residence for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Education and Outreach Program, Chamber Music Albuquerque’s Education Program, and the Golden Gate Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.   The Bella Cosi Quartet coached with members of the Alexander, American, Cleveland, Concord, Juilliard, Kronos, Penderecki, and St. Lawrence Quartets.

Also a dedicated pedagogue, Ms. Haughn was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley for four years.  She also conducted the youngest orchestra of the Golden Gate Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and was on faculty at the Community Music Center of San Francisco. Ms. Haughn was formerly on faculty at the Houston Conservatory and taught for the Rice University Preparatory Division.

Ms. Haughn received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Lynn Blakeslee.  She received a Master of Music degree from Rice University where she studied with Kathleen Winkler.  Ms. Haughn has performed in master classes for renowned artists including Isaac Stern, Roland and Almita Vamos, and Zvi Zeitlin.

Ms. Haughn lives in Baltimore with her many pets.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, salsa dancing, discovering great vegan restaurants, and being an advocate for animal rights.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Guitar Ensemble
The Duke Ellington Guitar Ensemble is comprised of members from several ethnic backgrounds and represents grade levels 9 through 12.  The group performs a variety of classical music and, on occasion, jazz transcriptions.  They have performed nationally and have competed and received a superior rating.  In addition to several local engagements, the ensemble has performed for the Vice President of The United States at his residence in Washington, D.C.

Isaac Daniel, Jr., conductor
Mr. Isaac Daniel, Jr. is the Instrumental Music Department Chair, Orchestra Director, Musical Director for special ensembles, staff arranger, and guitar instructor for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.  Mr. Daniel comes with a wealth of experience as a musician, educator, and retired Naval Officer of the United States Navy Band.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York State University and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Memphis.

Under his direction, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Orchestra has earned several national competition awards.  His instrumental groups have performed masterworks such as “Porgy and Bess”, Handel’s “Messiah”, and the Original Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” with a featured guest appearance by the original “Dreamgirl” Jennifer Holliday.  Mr. Daniel has also served as Musical Director for student ensembles performing with legendary stars such as Patti LaBelle; John Legend; Earth, Wind and Fire; and Smokey Robinson at world-renown arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.  In addition to directing an orchestra, Mr. Daniel teaches a full scale guitar studio of both classical and jazz guitar styles.

Mr. Daniel is also an active performing artist serving internationally as musical director and guitarist for programs and artist such as Ollie Woodson; Platters; Drifters; Mercer Ellington Orchestra; Damon Harris and the Temptations; Martha Reeves and the Vandellas; Gloria Gaynor; Gene Chandler; Nancy Wilson; Sarah Vaughn; Tokens; Jay and The Americans; Little Anthony and the Imperials; Dorothy Norwood; V. Michael McKay; Stephen Hurd; Patrick Lundy; and a host of other performers.

In addition to performing, Mr. Daniel has organized instrumental music clinics for school children of all ages, providing hands-on experience while exposing them to various instruments, musical styles and cultural diversities.  He has also served as clinician and guest conductor both nationally and internationally.

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June 1, 2013 – Dearborn High School Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Orchestra Perform at Church of the Intercession in New York City

Dearborn HS 10th concert band

Dearborn HS 9th concert band

Dearborn High School Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Orchestra
Jeff Oshnock, director

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00pm
Church of the Intercession
550 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10032

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Concert Band:
Padilla | El Relicario
King | Aces of the Air

Symphony Band:
Cohan | Star Spangled Salute
Holst | Second Suite in F
Gibson | Pegasus
Sousa | Stars and Stripes Forever
Sousa | Washington Post

Orchestra:
Handel | Air from Water Music (with flute)
Bach | Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring

Dearborn HS Symphony Band

Dearborn HS Orchestra

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Concert and Symphony Bands perform 3 major concerts per year. In addition to these performances, the bands are also asked to perform at several senior complexes including the Henry Ford Village, and Oakwood Commons. The bands have earned consistent first division ratings at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Band Festival held each March.

Dearborn High also offers other musical opportunities including solo and ensemble festival, pit orchestra, and AP Music Theory.

The Dearborn Michigan community is known for its dedication and support of the arts. Dearborn High School is proud of its rich heritage and has had a strong arts program since its inception in 1893. Mayor John O’Reilly and current principal Chuck Baughman are commended for their strong support of the Dearborn High School Music Program.

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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May 31, 2013 – Dearborn High School Jazz Band Performs at the Trump Tower in New York City

Dearborn High School Jazz Band
Jeff Oshnock, director

Friday, May 31, 2013
3:00 PM
Trump Tower
725 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Sentimental Journey
Ebb Tide
Ice Castles
Conga
Wonderful World
Under My Skin
Basically Blues
Birdland
Ain’t No Sunshine
Land of Make Believe
Misty
Tenor Madness

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Jazz Band performs four major concerts per year and also performs extensively in the Dearborn, Mich. community.  The group performs before Motor City Brass Band Concerts, for the Henry Ford Village Community, and for various city of Dearborn functions.

The Jazz Band is made up of 17 dedicated and select members. They rehearse before school daily at 6:20 am. Through the jazz program, students develop an understanding of music history, theory, and improvisation skills needed to perform in a jazz ensemble. Jazz Band also provides students the opportunity to be creative and explore, as well as teaching the discipline and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in life. 

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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May 30, 2013 – Dearborn High School Marching Band Performs in New York City

Dearborn High School Marching Band
Jeff Oshnock, director

Thursday, May 30, 2013
1:00pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Washington Post
Stars and Stripes Forever
Armed Forces Salute
Reeling in the Years
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Peg
Josie
Everybody’s Everything
Detroit Rock City
Stairway to Heaven
Kung Fu Fightin’
Walking on Sunshine

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Marching Band performs at all home football games, one major concert per year and also performs in the Dearborn, Michigan Memorial Day Parade. This group has performed for former President Clinton and at many interesting venues including Liberty Island, the Guinness Storehouse, and the St. Patrick Day parade in Dublin, Ireland.

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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May 24, 2013 – “Songs, Dances, and Marches” – Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra Performs at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra
Sara Edgerton, Conductor
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, Baritone Soloist

Friday, May 24, 2013
7:30 PM
Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
New York, NY 10022 (map)

Songs, Dances, and Marches

Program:

Mozart | Impresario Overture
Khachaturian | Masquerade Suite
Delius | On Hearing of the First Cuckoo of Spring
Delius | Summer Evening
Delius | Marche Caprice
Sousa | The Stars and Stripes Forever (full orchestra version)
Vaughan Williams | Five Mystical Songs for solo baritone and orchestra

FREE ADMISSION

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About the Artists…

The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert of “Songs, Dances and Marches” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at Saint Peter’s Church in Midtown. The concert will feature baritone soloist Dr. Timothy Schmidt performing Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Five Mystical Dances” along with other orchestral works including Aram Khachaturian’s “Masquerade Suite” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”.

The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, in residence at Southeast Missouri State University, is in the twelfth year of its highly successful subscription series. The orchestra has collaborated with nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists, such as Grammy Award winning violinist Mark O’Connor, trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti, and concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, David Halen. In 2009, the group toured China, performing at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, Shanghai Normal University, and the prestigious Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.

The group is led by Artistic Director Dr. Sara Edgerton, professor of cello and string bass at Southeast Missouri State University. Under her direction, the orchestra has commissioned and presented a number of world premieres, including most recently “River” by Robert Fruehwald and “Two Brothers” by Jim Stephenson. Edgerton maintains an active performing career as a cellist and has collaborated with such composers as Aaron Copland, Karel Husa, Claude Baker and Morton Subotnick in performances of their works. She received her undergraduate degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Cornell 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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