Celebration & Reflection

Celebration & Reflection
Friday, May 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Thomas Scott, Director
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Hudson Festival Chorus and Orchestra (OH)
Vladimir Silva, Director
Danilo Guanais​: Missa de Alcaçus (20th Anniversary)
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Dieter Wagner, Director
The Music of Felix Mendelssohn​

Doppelchor/8st.:
Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt op. 69,2

Deutsche Liturgie
       Ehre sei dem Vater
       Kyrie
       Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
       Heilig, heilig, heilig
       Richte mich Gott

Frauenchöre:
Veni Domine, op. 39/1

mit Klavier/Orgel:
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, op. 23/1
       Choral
       Fuge
       Arie mit Chor
       Choral

Hör mein Bitten

Distinguished Concerts Singers International
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Participating Ensembles:

Hudson Festival Chorus & Orchestra
Coro de Câmara de Campina Grande
Loiret's Singers
Tutti Choir BSB
Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau
Church Choir Oberbuchsiten Switzerland
Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau
Projektchor Peter&Paul Aarau

Hudson Festival Chorus & Orchestra

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Thomas Scott
Thomas More Scott thought that, at one point in his life, he would have to choose between his two earliest musical influences: Brubeck and Bach. Happily, he rejected that thinking and spent the rest of his life pursuing the parallel tracks of jazz and sacred vocal music. Scott, who has his Ph.D. in music theory and composition, has spent decades writing, performing and recording jazz music, having played with luminaries like Bill Watrous, Clark Terry and Bob Hope. Recently, he performed in Paris with François Moutin. 
Thomas has also conducted choirs at the Vatican, the Duomo in Florence, and St. Mark’s in Venice, and now at Carnegie Hall. Robert Page called his ensembles “deeply musical.” Having studied conducting with Joe Miller at Westminster Choir College, William Weinart at Eastman and Mark Shapiro at the European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) at La Schola Cantorum, Paris, Dr. Scott cites the keyboard works of J.S. Bach as his constant source of inspiration.
Thomas More Scott is the Director of Music Ministries at The First Congregational Church of Hudson, OH.

 

Coro de Câmara de Campina Grande

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Vladimir Silva
Vladimir Silva, conductor, tenor, and composer, holds a DMA in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University (USA). He has performed as a conductor and soloist in Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, Austria, Germany and the USA. He has collaborated as guest professor, artist-in-residence and lecturer in various universities and conservatoires in Brazil, North America and Europe, where his papers are also available. His choral compositions have been performed and published in Brazil and in the United States. Currently, he teaches at Federal University of Campina Grande and is the Artistic Director of the Campina Grande International Music Festival.

The Campina Grande Chamber Choir, founded in 2010 and conducted by professor Vladimir Silva, has already participated in many local, regional, national and international events in Brazilian states, in the USA, and in France. Different guest conductors, including Kenneth Fulton (LSU), Randall Hooper (TAMUC), Sara Lynn Baird (AU), and Gary Packwood (MSU), have conducted the ensemble that has already won three prizes, two regional, the series “Concertos do Nordeste” (2012 and 2013), and a national one, “Concertos Didáticos FUNARTE” (2013). The choir has also performed the world première of important Brazilian composers, such as Reginaldo Carvalho, Eli-Eri Moura and Danilo Guanais.

Loiret's Singers

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Julie Cassia Cavalcante
Julie Cassia Cavalcante – Soprano, vocal teacher (Franco-Brazilian) she studied Singing and Pedagogy of Singing at the University of Pernambuco (Brazil). Her studies have been completed with prestigious singers such as Régis Oudot (FRA) and Masters Classes with Montserrat Caballé (AND). At the Conservatoire d'Orléans, she won a first prize for singing and, unanimously, a first regional chamber music prize. Singing Teacher’s at the Conservatory of Olivet City and of the Music School of Gien in Loiret, she was soloist: Ensemble Almeria (since 2000); Capitole Orchestra (2001); The Spassov Festival in Bulgaria (2003). She has regularly played in concerts and recitals in Brazil and in Europe.

Loiret's Singers is a group of singers of the singing classes of Mrs. Julie Cassia Cavalcante, in the Conservatories of the department of Loiret, in the region Center of France. The singers come from the cities of Olivet, Gien and Chécy and have an academic experience in solo and ensemble vocal practice. Elodie Bigé, Marie-Lou Vinchon, Emmanuelle Bardet, Laure Crotte and Patricia Felix (sopranos); Annie Delbecq, Chérryl Nagot and Danièle Rossi (altos); Eric Flandry, Mahmoud Idir and Steeve Place (Tenors) and Gérad Barbier and Yannick Nagot (barytone-basses).

Tutti Choir BSB

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Daniel Souto de Moraes
Daniel holds a Bachelors degree in Arts and Music Education from the University of Brasília (UnB), a graduate of Sacred Music, with a specialization in Piano, from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary of Brazil (STBNB) in Recife. In more than 15 years in his experience as conductor, he acted as regent of several musical groups in the cities of Recife and Brasília. Participated in Workshops and national and international courses in Brazil and abroad and in his musical activities, has already presented from north to south of Brazil, as well as in countries of South America, North America and Europe. He is currently the executive director of Soncietà and the master of the Choral Officials of Banco do Brasil, Coral of the Ministry of Education, Coral dos Correios and Tutti Choir.

The Tutti Choir consists of about 32 members, men and women of different age groups, some professional musicians and other amateurs and has the privilege of having two masters as their rehearsers: the maestro Daniel Souto de Moraes and the teacher Priscila Martins Bispo. The choir came up in the proposal of friends who love to sing and have sung together for many years and were not participating in any musical group, solving making music for the art. His repertoire includes sacred, erudite and popular songs, from diverse composers, from the Baroque period to contemporary music. It was created with the support of Soncietà, a company that has been dedicated exclusively to music production and music education for more than 5 years in Brasilia and other cities in Brazil.

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau

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Dieter Wagner
Dieter Wagner is one of the best well known young conductors in Switzerland. He has conducted concerts in Austria, Japan, USA, Ukraine, Palestine and Israel, Finland, Norway, Italy, Svizzerland, Germany, Hungary and Bolivia. He is the director of the Festival Mendelssohntage Aarau and Adventsmatineen St. Margarethen. He is also asked as a member of the choir in the competition Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition/Japan and 1. International Improvisationswettbewerb Aarau. He works with the orchestras Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, davinciorchestra, argovia philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, Concerto Wohlen, Orchester des Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

The choirs Singkreis Wohlen/Bern, Projektchor SMW/Frick and Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau are conducted since nearly 10 years bei Dieter Wagner. They had concerts together in the big concerthalls in svizzerland. For example Carmina Burana, Christmas Oratorio, Elias, Paulus, Messiah, the creation and Requiem by Verdi, Brahms and Mozart. Singkreis Wohlen/Bern made 2015 the premier world recording of Robert Schumann Neujahrslied and sing Bach in the television 2016. In the future the choirs will have a concerttour to Peru (Lima and Cusco) and Verdi Nabucco in Milano and Svizzerland 2019.
 

Church Choir Oberbuchsiten Switzerland

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Iona Haueter
Iona Haueter was born 1988 in Switzerland, into a family of musicians. She completed her bachelor of arts in choral conducting in 2012 at the Conservatory of Lucerne. In June 2015, she completed her master degrees in school and church music there. Since 2013, she teaches music at a Junior High School in Switzerland. Beside that, she conducts the church choir Oberbuchsiten, plays the organ in various churches and sings in different ensembles and choirs.

Since 2013, the about 30 singers of the church choir Oberbuchsiten are conducted by Iona Haueter. The choir was founded in 1876. Since then, various demanding mass compositions and motets are performed. Our main task is the musical arrangement of about 12 services per annum. Beside the church performances, we also perform concerts and secular song gigs. In the earlier years, the liturgy was celebrated in Latin. Gregorian chorales were an important part of the repertoire. Since almost 50 years, the service is held in German and therefore, modern vocals were included in our repertoire.

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau

Dieter Wagner (*1972) is one of the best well known young conductors in Switzerland. Concerts took him to Austria, Japan, USA, Ukraine, Palestine and Israel, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Bolivia. He is the director of the festival Mendelssohntage Aarau and Adventsmatineen St. Margarethen. He is also asked as a member of the jury in the competition Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition/Japan and 1. International Improvisationswettbewerb Aarau. He works with the orchestras Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, davinciorchestra, argovia philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, Concerto Wohlen, Orchester des Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

The choirs Singkreis Wohlen/Bern, Projektchor SMW/Frick and Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau are conducted since nearly 10 years bei Dieter Wagner. They had concerts together in the big concerthalls in svizzerland. For example Carmina Burana, Christmas Oratorio, Elias, Paulus, Messiah, the creation and Requiem by Verdi, Brahms and Mozart. Singkreis Wohlen/Bern made 2015 the premier world recording of Robert Schumann Neujahrslied and sing Bach in the television 2016. In the future the choirs will have a concerttour to Peru (Lima and Cusco) and Verdi Nabucco in Milano and Svizzerland 2019.

Projektchor Peter&Paul Aarau

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Katja Deutschmann
Katja Deutschmann was born in Switzerland. After graduating from high school with specialized subject in Spanish she made a Bachelor in Sacred Music (conducting and organ) at the Lucerne School of Music, Switzerland, and will complete her studies with a Master Degree in School Music in summer 2017. Katja Deutschmann is responsible for church music at the Peter & Paul parish in Aarau, Switzerland. She is coach and conductor of several choirs (children, youth and adults), plays the organ and sings in a number of vocal projects.

The Project Coir Peter & Paul, Aarau, Switzerland, was formed especially for the New York concert at Carnegie Hall. 50 singers from all over Switzerland have been rehearsing in Aarau for this event. Besides this project all singers are engaged in classical, church, oratorio, operetta, pop or gospel choirs and their own ensembles.