Over the Stone

Over the Stone
Sunday, Apr 22, 2012
7:00 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
A Welsh Celebration
Karl Jenkins: Harp Concerto
Richard W. Weymuth, Guest Conductor
Haydn: St. Nicholas Mass
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Jesse Mark Peckham, Director
Khorikos
Catrin Finch, Harp
Bryn Terfel, Special Guest
Kara Shay Thomson, Soprano
Doris Brunatti, Mezzo-Soprano
David Guzman, Tenor
Stefan Szkafarowsky, Bass
Contact us about this concert and future performance opportunities.

Participating Ensembles:

Cameron High School Chamber Choir
Cresskill High School Vocal Ensemble
Jay High School Jazz Choir
Khorikos (NY)

Cameron High School Chamber Choir

Cresskill High School Vocal Ensemble

John Von Glahn
John Von Glahn

The Cresskill High School Vocal Ensemble is the premier audition-only vocal performance group at Cresskill High School. The Cresskill High School Vocal Ensemble performs a variety of literature, from classical to jazz to pop, regularly performing within the community throughout the school year. The Vocal Ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York in 2008 and 2010.

 

John Von Glahn is serving his 20th year teaching in the Cresskill Public Schools. During his tenure, the Vocal Music Department has performed at: Sea World, Orlando, Florida; Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida; Carnegie Hall, New York. Mr. Von Glahn has served as guest conductor for the 2000 MEBCI Middle School Chorus and the 2010 MEBCI High School Chorus. Mr. Von Glahn received a B. M. in Music Performance from William Paterson University of New Jersey and a M. S. in Vocal Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University where he studied with Dr. Stephen Town and Dr. Richard Weymuth.

Jay High School Jazz Choir

Tonya Rudick
Tonya Rudick

The Jay High School Jazz Choir is the select group at JHS. Students must audition to be a part of this group. Some Jazz Choir members are All-District Honor Choir, All-State Honor Choir and National Cherokee Youth Choir members. Several have traveled to Europe on concert tours as well as a pervious trip to NYC to sing in Carnegie Hall. This group receives excellent ratings at contests. Three currant members will be on vocal scholarships next year as they begin their college career.

 

Tonya Rudick has been the director of choirs for Jay Public Schools in Jay, OK for 23 years. Mrs. Rudick is a 1987 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. Mrs. Rudick is a member of NAfME, OMEA, ACDA, and OCDA. She and her husband, Mike, have been staff members for the Oklahoma Ambassadors of Music since 2001. Every other summer they travel to Europe on a concert tour with high school students from all over the state of Oklahoma. Mrs. Rudick lives on a 110 acre farm with cows, horses, and sheep. The Rudick's have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Khorikos (NY)

KHORIKOS was founded by Mr. Jesse Mark Peckham in December 2005 in order to promote an environment for an a cappella ensemble in which artistic independence, commercial autonomy, and aesthetic excellence are paramount. KHORIKOS cultivates distinctive interpretations of musical works ranging from medieval polyphony to contemporary sound sculpture and has quickly gained a reputation for excellent programming and stunning performances. In 2008, the ensemble toured the Czech Republic as a part of the Svatovaclavsky Festival and performed the New York Premiere of Eric Whitacre's "Nox Aurumque" in 2009. In the spring of 2010, KHORIKOS released its first CD, "Modern Masters," which was nominated for Best Classical A Cappella Album for the 2011 CASA Music Awards. During the summer of 2011, KHORIKOS was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall and the Wang Theater in Boston as a part of the "Songs of Life Festival" and the World Premiere of "A Melancholy Beauty."