Celebration & Reflection

Celebration & Reflection
Friday, May 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Vladimir Silva, Director
Danilo Guanais​: Missa de Alçacuz (20th Anniversary)
Dieter Wagner Conducts
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
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Participating Ensembles:

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

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).
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Julie Cassia Cavalcante
Julie Cassia Cavalcante Soprano and vocal teacher (Franco-brazilian); she was born in Brazil, where she studied Music Education, Singing and Pedagogy of Singing at the University of Pernambuco. Her studies have been completed with prestigious professors such as Régis Oudot (FRA), Martha Herr (USA) 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 Municipal School of Music of Gien in Loiret, she was soloist: Ensemble Almeria (since 2000); Dixit Dominus (Handel) and Gallia (Gounod) with the Capitole Orchestra (2001); The Verdi’s year for the city of Carcassonne; The Spassov Festival in Bulgaria (2003). She has regularly played in concerts and recitals in Brazil and in Europe. Moreover, she has already launched discs spreading participated Brazilian erudite music. (Photos by Nathanael Charpentier)

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).

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.