The Sacred and Profane: Carmina Burana

The Sacred and Profane: Carmina Burana
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Monday, May 28, 2018
7:00 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
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William Powell, Guest Conductor
Rosephanye Powell, DCINY Composer-in-Residence
Rosephanye Powell: Gospel Trinity (New York Premiere)
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Orff: Carmina Burana
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
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Participating Ensembles:

Providence Baptist Church Choir
Kauai Chorale

Providence Baptist Church Choir

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Dr. Thomas R. Smith
Dr. Thomas R. Smith Dr. Thomas R. Smith has been Minister of Music at Providence Baptist Church for 43 years, Until his retirement, he served as Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Auburn University. He received the B.M in Church Music from Samford University, the M.A. degree in Music Theory from the University of Iowa, and the D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Colorado. As a member of ACDA, Dr. Smith was Program Chair for the 1985 Convention in Salt Lake City, the 1987 Convention in San Antonio, the 1995 convention in Washington, D.C., and the 2003 Convention in New York City. Dr. Smith is also conductor of the Alabama Singing Men.

The Providence Baptist Church is the main worship choir for the church located in Opelika, Alabama. As a part of an active Music Ministry, the choir has toured annually for more than 35 years, including two European tours. The Church Choir sings a varied repertoire from the sacred classics to gospel and spirituals. For the choir, performing the "Gospel Trinity" at Lincoln Center is an experience that will last a lifetime.

Kauai Chorale

Lois Ricciardi holds a BM and MM from University of Hawaii in composition. She has studied choral music with Donald Neuen, Robert A Harris, and John Rutter at various conferences. She has been conductor of the Kauai Chorale for 28 years, and has performed Vivaldi Gloria and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the Honolulu Symphony. The Kauai Chorale is a community chorus and has performed works from classical to "pop." Ricciardi is also an accomplished pianist, has performed in concert as solo performer as well as accompanist. She is also music director and organist of Lihue United Church. She has been recipient of ASCAP scholarship, and Woman of the Year in the Arts by the YWCA, recognized by the senate of the state of Hawaii and received a proclamation from the mayor of the county of Kauai.

The Kauai Chorale is a community chorus comprised of members from all over the Island of Kauai. They are from all walks of life and commit to weekly rehearsals. Some members are professional singers and some do not read music, but all work extremely hard and are committed to do the best performance possible. They have performed works such Bach 'Wachet Auf", Vivaldi "Gloria", Handel's "Messiah," as well as fun, challenging pieces such as Chorister's Covert Concert, voice