The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Monday, Mar 25, 2013
7:00 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
René Clausen, Composer/Conductor
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International
 
Special appearance by The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band
Contact us about this concert and future performance opportunities.

Participating Ensembles:

Century Concert Choir (OR)
Chautauqua Lake Secondary Chorus (NY)
Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Choral Society (OH)
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota (MN)
Newcastle High School Choir (WY)
Oak Grove Lutheran School Concert Choir (ND)
Wausau Conservatory Of Music's Choralation (WI)
The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (NY)

Century Concert Choir (OR)

Mary Kay Babcock
Mary Kay Babcock

Century High School Concert Choir has a very proud performance history. The choir has performed at The United Nations and The Cathedral of St John the Divine and competed at the state level in 2010 under the direction of Mary Kay Butcher-Babcock. The current students have performed at local competitions and festivals and were invited to perform at this year’s Portland Festival of Lights-Grotto. The students are thrilled to add to their résumé their performance at Avery Fisher Hall – Lincoln Center! Some members will be traveling to Europe this summer to perform on the Oregon Music Ambassadors tour.

 

Mary Kay Butcher-Babcock is a 1990 graduate from Cheyenne, Oklahoma. She studied piano with Lorena G. Males and Dr. James Breckenridge and voice with Dr. Debra Spurgeon and obtained her undergrad degree in Music Education K-12 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford, Oklahoma. In 2010, Mary Kay graduated with Master of Education Degree in Education Administration from Concordia University - Portland, Oregon. In 2003, she became the choir director for Century High School for Hillsboro School District Hillsboro, Oregon. Mary Kay and her husband Ron currently reside in Hillsboro along with their two Shar Peis, Drizzle Babcock and Louie Babcock.

Chautauqua Lake Secondary Chorus (NY)

The Chautauqua Lake Secondary Chorus is a curricular ensemble open to students in grades 9-12. In addition to school performances the group hosts and participates in the NYSSMA Choral Major Organization Festival. The Chautauqua Lake Central School District is located in Mayville, NY and has around 900 students in grades pre-k through 12.

 

Jennifer Davis is a vocal and general music teacher at Chautauqua Lake Secondary School in Mayville, NY. She directs 3 vocal ensembles in addition to teaching general music, guitar, songwriting and piano/theory. A native of Rochester, NY, Davis earned a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Fredonia (1995) and a Master of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music (2000). Davis is also active in the New York State School Music Association, serving on the Curriculum Committee and as a presenter for both winter and summer conferences.

Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Choral Society (OH)

Kim Schultz
Kim Schultz
The Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Choral Society is the outreach and educational arm of the 120-voice symphonic chorus. Currently in their 3rd season, the Chamber Singers work to inspire people to develop a life-long love of choral singing. Each year they tour high schools with an eclectic and educational choral program; they also host a workshop with local high schools and colleges culminating in performance of a major choral work. This year's workshop will feature Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. The Chamber Singers host an annual Messiah sing-along, and other performances feature many collaborative events with local performing arts groups.



 
Kimberley Schultz is the founder and conductor of the Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Choral Society. She serves as Director of Music at First Christian Church in Colorado Springs. She received her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, and her Bachelor of Arts in Music and History from Duke University. Ms. Schultz was selected as a conductor for the National Conductor’s Symposium in Vancouver, B.C. in 2010. She teaches piano and voice, and also serves as clinician and adjudicator for choral festivals in the Pikes Peak region.

Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota (MN)

Newcastle High School Choir (WY)

Janelle Ellis
Janelle Ellis
Newcastle High School Choir is a non-audition choir for grades 9-12. The choir has received Superior ratings at Festivals and smaller ensembles from within this group have performed across the state of Wyoming singing the National Anthem at State Athletic Events. Individuals have performed at All-State, All-Northwest, and National Choirs.

Janelle Ellis has been the director of choirs for grades 6-12 in Newcastle, Wyoming for the past 30 years. She is a graduate of Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and taught in Martin, SD and Sundance and Gillette, Wyoming before taking her present job. She also team teaches the bands and the Advanced Music Classes. This past year Janelle was the Wyoming recipient of the National Federation of High School Music Educators.

Oak Grove Lutheran School Concert Choir (ND)

Aaron Zinter
Aaron Zinter

Oak Grove Lutheran School is in its 107th year of integrating Christian faith and learning in Fargo, North Dakota. A Christian faculty and staff are dedicated to helping young people, not only academically, but in personal growth and faith formation. The student body numbers nearly 450 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Oak Grove maintains high standards of education, character, and conduct. The school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 58-voice Concert Choir consists of sophomores, juniors, and seniors selected by audition. There is also a 12-member Madrigal Ensemble within the Concert Choir that has won an Outstanding Performance at the State Music contest the past 6 years in a row. The Oak Grove Concert Choir performs quality choral literature at a high level of artistry and spirit. Each year appearances are made throughout the region and an extensive tour is taken annually. Through the years the choir has been invited to perform for numerous regional, state, and national conventions. The 1995 choir was designated as "The Governor's Choir" for the state of North Dakota.

 

Aaron Zinter is the Director of Music at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo, ND. He teaches AP Music Theory at the high school and conducts five ensembles including the Concert Choir which takes an annual 10 day Concert Tour in late March. He studied composition and conducting at Concordia College where he received a B.A. in Music Education. Aaron also holds a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Illinois State University in Normal, IL, and is the current conductor of the Master Chorale of Fargo / Moorhead. His published compositions are with Abingdon Press in Nashville, TN and he sings in a professional male a cappella ensemble named Chanson. He lives in Fargo with his loving wife, Brittany, and their beautiful 12-month old daughter, Lydia.

Wausau Conservatory Of Music's Choralation (WI)

Choralation is an auditioned group comprised of singers from the Central Wisconsin area. Since its creation in 2002, Choralation has performed in concert locally with John Greiner and his SwingShift Big Band, Wausau Lyric Choir and The Wausau Symphony. They delight audiences every December with a "Madrigal Wassail" in full period costume. The choir has taken three trips in their first decade, singing at Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center. On those occasions they have had the opportunity to work with some of the best know composers/conductors of our time - John Rutter, Eric Whitacre and Stephen Alltop.

 

Julie Burgess holds a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12) - Carroll University with a Piano/Vocal emphasis. Memberships include Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, Wisconsin Choral Directors Association and American Choral Directors Association. She is currently the Director of Choral Activities at DC Everest Middle School in Schofield, Wisconsin. Julie is also the Choral Director and an organist at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Julie began at WCM as the director of the Conservatory's Youth Choir, The Choraliers, and as a piano instructor in 2002. In 2003 she expanded the choral offering by starting the High School Choir, Choralation.

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (NY)

Brian Worsdale
Brian Worsdale
Award winning conductor and educator Brian Worsdale has been the artistic director and conductor of The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps since 2005. In his eight years as artistic leader of this ensemble he has brought them to new levels of achievement and extended their work with the LGBT community throughout the artistic community. Under his direction the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps returned to Brooklyn, performing at the historic church of St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, Symphony Space, Columbia University and in 2009 its first appearance as a symphonic band at Carnegie Hall. He is deeply involved with the national gay band movement and is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician at many national events.
As a conductor and artistic leader Brian is in high demand. He is the founder and conductor of The ISO Symphonic Band, New York's only private youth ensemble dedicated to the concert band medium. He is the Artistic Director & Conductor of the French Woods Festival of The Performing Arts in Delaware County, New York. Here, Brian leads the symphony orchestra and runs one of the largest performing arts camps in the United States.
He has served on the faculties of Wagner College, Brooklyn College, and The Third Street Music School and on the staff of The Manhattan School of Music. At these institutions he taught trombone, conducting and served as orchestral manager.
Brian has conducted the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, The Bergen Youth Orchestra, The City of Coventry Youth Orchestra, The Capital Pride Symphonic Band, The Westchester Symphonic Winds, The Royal Spa Brass Band, The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, The Youth Pride Band of South Florida, Experience The Music Festival in Indianapolis, The ISO Symphony and The Brooklyn College Wind Ensemble. Brian has also worked with a wide array of artists including Laurel Zucker, Glenn Egner, Steven Reineke, Tituss Burgess, Jim Caruso, Klea Blackhurst, John Lynch, James Earl Jones, Julie Wilson, Kitty Carlisle Hart and countless others.
Brian began his conducting studies as a protégé of Jonathan Strasser. He continued The Manhattan School of Music and was in the apprentice conducting program of the New York Philharmonic where he worked with conductor Kurt Masur and other luminaries. He now studies with Anthony Maiello of George Mason University and has served as his assistant with The Honor Orchestra of America along with Music Director Larry Livingston.
As an educator Brian has appeared at numerous state and regional festivals as adjudicator, clinician and conductor. He will be the next guest conductor of The Williamsburg Consort in September of 2013. Future appearances include The Williamsburg Consort, The Capital Pride Symphonic Band, The LGBA National Festival in Atlanta Georgia and numerous regional bands and orchestras.