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.

Dublin Jerome High School Chorale at the Minoritenkirche – March 22, 2012 at 7:30pm

Dublin Jerome High School Chorale
Jeanne Wohlgamuth, director
Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:30pm Concert
Minoritenplatz 1
1010 Vienna (map)

Program scheduled to include
Sicut cervus — Palestrina
Ave Maria — Simon Lindley
Laudate — Knut Nystedt
Roll, Jordan, Roll — Spiritual, arr. S.V. Gibbs
Ave verum corpus — W.A. Mozart
and more!

Voluntary donations will be collected at the concert in support of “Streetchildren in Arad,” a project of the European Culture Initiative for the Young Generation.

About the Artists….
The choirs at Dublin Jerome High School have been selected, through audition, to be one of five featured choral groups at the 2006, 2008, and 2012 Ohio Music Educator’s State Conference.  The members of the choir have been honored to sing under the baton of internationally known conductor/composer Eric Whitacre and Albert-George Schram as well as Dr. Hilary Apfelstdat and Dr. Robert Ward both of The Ohio State University.  In 2008, the choir traveled to Austria where they performed at the Salzburg Dom, Melk Abbey and Saint Stephen’s Cathedral.  In the same year they received an invitation to sing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on their Family Concert Series.  In February 2010, they returned to the stage of the Ohio Theatre to sing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and six-time Grammy award winning Irish Musical Ensemble, The Chieftains.  In the spring of 2010 they made their Carnegie Hall debut.  We are excited to be making a return trip to Austria in the spring of 2012 to share our musical passion with the very receptive audiences of Salzburg and Vienna.

Choir director Jeanne Wohlgamuth has taught choral and instrumental music for 29 years.  She is currently in her eighth year as Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Choirs at Dublin Jerome High School where she directs five co-curricular and two extra-curricular choirs.