Who Are The Brave: Music in Honor of President’s Day

Who Are The Brave: Music in Honor of President’s Day
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Mack Wilberg, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Mack Wilberg
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Joseph Michael Martin, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Joseph Martin
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Robert Istad, Guest Conductor
Christopher W. Peterson, Guest Conductor
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Hanson: Song of Democracy

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Contact us about this concert and future performance opportunities.

Participating Ensembles:

Chariton High School Concert Choir
Deseret Chamber Choir
Sycamore Community Singers (Ohio/United States)
Minnesota Saints Chorale
The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church of Perry
Gold Coast Concert Chorus
Kennesaw United Methodist Church Choirs
Great Falls Community Gospel Choir
The Anson Singers
Community United Methodist Church Choir
Citrus Community Concert Choir
First Presbyterian Chancel Choir
Sunset High School Choir
Shelby County Texas
Emmanuel Baptist Singers
Sydney Jewish Choral Society Inc
Riverside Poly High School Choir
Fanshawe Chorus London and Chorus Hamilton
Laingsburg Community Singers
California State University, Fullerton Symphonic Chorus

Chariton High School Concert Choir

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Tyler J. Urich
The Chariton High School Concert Choir is under the direction of Mr. Tyler Urich. Mr. Urich earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College in 2007, and has completed graduate work through the University of Northern Iowa. While at Wartburg, he had the opportunity to perform in some of the most famous opera houses and cathedrals in the world. In May of 2014, he was awarded the Professional Educators of Iowa Teacher of the Year award. He is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching and his seventh year at Chariton High School.

The Chariton High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Mr. Tyler Urich, is the premiere vocal ensemble at Chariton High School, Chariton, IA. This select group is chosen by audition each May. The Concert Choir is comprised of 60 singers in grades 9-12. The choir rehearses and performs music of varying styles and genres. Each year, the choir looks foreword to presenting four concerts. In February, 2017, the Concert Choir made their Carnegie Hall premier, under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson.

Deseret Chamber Choir

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Brandon A. Stroup
Brandon Stroup, Director of Choirs at Cibola High School, is in his sixteenth year of choral music education. A first-generation college graduate, Stroup received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Capital University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Messiah College, and is pursuing a PhD in Music Education through the Liberty University School of Music. Stroup has been named Teacher of the Year three times, and in 2016 was the youngest person ever to receive the Tribute of the Muse award, in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the arts in Yuma, Arizona.

Deseret Chamber Choir was founded in 2016 and is comprised of singers of various backgrounds and faiths; singers for whom music is their vocation, and singers for whom music is their avocation! Despite the multi-faceted backgrounds of the members, DCC is united by a desire to make positive contributions to Southwest Arizona. The choir strives to go beyond entertainment, providing meaningful experiences for musicians and audience members alike; experiences that provide hope, joy, peace, and the witness that all of these can be found in and through faith. Most recently, the choir presented Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.”

Sycamore Community Singers (Ohio/United States)

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Linda Gartner
Linda Gartner has led choral music in Cincinnati since 1980, beginning with church choral music as well as 34 years as the Director of Choral Music at Sycamore Junior High. After retirement, Mrs. Gartner decided to give back to her supportive community and founded the Sycamore Community Singers. Gartner received her Bachelor's in Music Education and Master's of Choral Conducting at Bowling Green State University under the mentorship of Dr. Ivan Trusler. She and tenor husband, Neil, are the parents of Mark/Shannon Gartner and Matthew/Belinda Gartner as well as the grandparents of two lovely grandchildren.

The Sycamore Community Singers, a multi-aged, auditioned, adult volunteer community choir was founded in 2016 under the direction of Linda Gartner. Our 115-member choir ranging from novice to highly-trained singers perform a varied repertoire of secular and sacred choral music, rehearsing every Tuesday morning at 7 AM. Combining another of Gartner’s passions, group travel, a sub-group of this choir traveled and performed throughout Germany and Austria in the spring of 2018. A future European concert tour includes Ireland and Scotland in 2021. At the end of its third season, an annual scholarship program was created for a student interested in pursuing choral conducting. Please visit us at www.sycamorecommunitysingers.com

Minnesota Saints Chorale

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Barbara Thibaudeau
Barbara Thibaudeau is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Minnesota Saints Chorale. She has been with the Chorale since 2007. She attended BYU-Idaho, Brigham Young University, and the University of Minnesota where she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in music. In addition to professionally teaching music at the high school and elementary school levels, Barbara is also the founding director of Bravo Performances for Schools, a performance-based music appreciation program which introduces elementary school children to the performing arts. She has studied both piano and vocal performance, and she sang in the a cappella choir at BYU-Idaho. She taught piano in her private studio for 20 years and has performed both as an accompanist and vocalist. As a music specialist in her church, she has conducted regional children, youth, and adult choirs, including performances in church and community settings. She has written and produced two stage-productions that included vocal, theatrical, dance, multi-media, and instrumental performers. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN). She and her husband, Patrick, reside in Oakdale and find great joy in their six children, all of whom are musicians.

The Minnesota Saints Chorale is a 70-voice, auditioned choir comprised of musicians from the Twin Cities and surrounding area who share a love for singing and for Jesus Christ. Founded in 2004, the choir strives for choral excellence in singing a varied repertoire of sacred and secular works in both concert and worship settings throughout Minnesota. The choir has performed over 150 concerts with a repertoire of 250 pieces including major works such as Mozart’s “Requiem”, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 “Hymn of Praise” and Rob Gardner’s Easter Oratorio “Lamb of God”. In 2012, the Minnesota Saints Orchestra was organized to expand the sound, repertoire and mission of the chorale. The choir values collaborative opportunities with other ensembles to build bridges of unity that inspire goodwill. Some recent collaborative concerts include the North Star Boys’ Choir, North Hennepin Community College Chamber Singers, the Choir of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the Northern Lights Chorale and the Apollo Male Chorus. The choir was honored to be featured at the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) Annual State Conference in 2017. Regular performances include concerts at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and springtime.

The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church of Perry

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Warren Rogers
Warren Rogers currently serves as the Worship Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Perry, Georgia. As a 36 year veteran of worship ministry, he has traveled all over the world in mission and concert programs. As a Worship Pastor and as a member of The Sons of Jubal and The Jubal Brass, he has played and sang in places such as China (Beijing), North Korea (Pyongyang), Israel (Jerusalem), Palestine (Bethlehem), Venezuela (Caracas), Moldova, and throughout the United States. He is married to Jerilyn Rogers and is the proud father of Joshua, Caleb, Hannah, and Jonathan.

The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church of Perry has a long-standing tradition of providing quality musical leadership to the worship programs of their church. They not only lead worship each Sunday throughout the year, but they also provide great annual community worship events such as "A Night of Joy", "A Night of Worship", and the patriotic extravaganza, the "God Bless America Day". The Celebration Choir is comprised of all volunteers and it's membership is open to any interested church attender. The choir is under the direction of Rev. Warren Rogers and is accompanied by Brenda Bullard.

Gold Coast Concert Chorus

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Elizabeth Helms
As conductor, music director, collaborative pianist, music educator, and church musician, Elizabeth Helms plays an integral part in building and sustaining a strong, vibrant musical community in Ventura County. She currently works with Gold Coast Concert Chorus, Pacific Shores Philharmonic Foundation, Ventura College Music Department, Church of the Foothills and in her private music studio. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Redlands, and Master of Arts from California Lutheran University in 2005. ​The 2018-19 season marks her 18th year with the Gold Coast Concert Chorus. As Artistic Director since 2006, she has led the chorus in its continued success, including a journey to Carnegie Hall in New York City. She was principal accompanist for the GCCC from 2000 to 2005 under the direction of her late husband, Kenneth Helms. ​As Principal Collaborative Pianist and Associate Conductor of the Master Chorale of Ventura County, her skills have been given high praise by such choral luminaries as Vance George, Conductor Emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Boris Brott, Music Director Emeritus of the New West Symphony; and Paul Salamunovich, Music Director Emeritus of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. ​Creating challenging learning and performance opportunities in a positive, generous environment, and helping students of all ages to find and nurture their musical voice is the focus of her work with the students of Ventura College, the singers in her choirs, and the many piano and vocal students she has taught. Ms. Helms’ deep belief in the value of music education and her enthusiasm for the collaborative arts makes her sought after as teacher, accompanist, and conductor.

The Gold Coast Concert Chorus began in January, 1988. For its first program, the Chorus’ original 35 singers and two other choirs in Ventura, presented Mendelssohn’s “Hymn of Praise” to celebrate Trinity Lutheran Church’s 50th anniversary. The original goal of the chorus was to “provide an opportunity for people to sing, but without the stringent qualifications required by organizations with a classical repertoire.” This philosophy piqued the interest of the choral community and the chorus quickly expanded. Today, the Gold Coast Concert Chorus is proud to be Ventura’s largest community chorus consisting of over 100 active singers. ​The Chorus adopted a format of presenting a holiday concert incorporating familiar tunes, a mid season concert consisting ofchoral classics, and a spring concert of light mixtures of choral selections. The GCCC has also actively participated in several community outreach events throughout the years. In 1996, the Chorus began “Klassics for Kids”, a special performance program brought to children as a means of introducing them to the world of choral music. Gold Coast Concert Chorus has represented Ventura’s musical community in several successful concert tours including performing in Carnegie Hall (under the direction of John Rutter) and Lincoln Center in 1991, Great Britain -1995, and to France, Italy and Croatia in 1998. The chorus toured Central and Eastern Europe in 2001 and performed the British premiere of Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” with members of the English Symphony Orchestra in 2004. In February of 2013, this versatile group came full circle and returned to Carnegie Hall on an invitation to participate in a joint choral concert of Carol Barnett’s “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.”

Kennesaw United Methodist Church Choirs

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Christine Edwards Salazar
Christine has been directing choirs of all ages for ten years and brings her passion for music and worship to this wonderful experience at Carnegie Hall. She began her ministry while studying music education at Kennesaw State University, and went on to broaden her spiritual abilities through masters studies in Worship Arts at Dallas Theological Seminary. She is grateful for Kennesaw United Methodist Church, where she has had the opportunity to engage in both modern and traditional worship with her husband, Guillermo. Christine looks forward to continuing her ministry work in service of Jesus Christ for many years to come.

Kennesaw United Methodist Church is proud home to two children’s choirs, a youth choir, and two adult choirs. Nestled in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA, KUMC is a diverse and welcoming church, and the choral ensembles reflect that passion for showing God’s love to the community. The combined youth and adult choirs present two full-length concerts every year with a professional orchestra aside from leading in weekly worship services. The choir is excited about the opportunity to stand the Carnegie Hall stage and perform with Joseph Martin, one of their favorite composers. Praise God for this amazing opportunity.

Great Falls Community Gospel Choir

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Christell Engram-Benson
Christell has a rich and vibrant background. After a traumatic brain injury, she continues to rise above all seemingly limitations. At the age of 10 yrs. Christell began her musical journey, attending Iris Daniel Engel School of Music and expanded her repertoire to add classical music. Her experience includes being a back-up singer for several Gospel Recording Artist. Traveling abroad to minister, such as Slovakia and other European countries. A graduate of Florida College of Natural Health, and is a passionate entrepreneur, motivational speaker, published author and mother of (5) adult children. She was a television hostess and originator of a local morning show, "New Beginnings" and a recipient of the HOMETOWN Hero Award for Great Falls, Mt. as well as the Professional Woman Network (PWN) Award in Chicago. As a military dependent the journey broadened and the world of music expanded. I'M FULL OF MUSIC, I'M MADE OF MUSIC, MUSIC IS MY MAIN ENTREE.

Great Falls CommUNITY Gospel Choir is a non- denominational ministry with the sole purpose of glorifying God in Praise and Worship. We all live in Montana, Each voice brings a uniqueness to the audience that exudes joy. The members represent over a dozen different churches in the community. Singing in venues such as Governor and Mayor Prayer Breakfast, Montana State University, University of Providence, Black History Month celebrations, MLK Day, Harlem Globe Trotters, Weddings, Funeral, Fundraisers and many more celebrations. We love to manifest Love in song and offer our ministry of song in the hope that our voices will lead to greater UNITY in the CommUNITY.

The Anson Singers

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Emily Privette
Emily Privette is no stranger to the world of music and performing arts. Having two music educators as parents, Privette found her path to music at an early age. She is now an elementary music teacher, Director of Music at First UMC in Wadesboro, NC, a performer with the Ansonia Theatre, and Director and Founder of the Anson Singers. When Privette started the Anson Singers in 2011, she never imagined the group would perform at Carnegie Hall! While music is Privette's passion, her joy is found in the faces of her husband, Rodney, and two beautiful children, Greyson and Brooks.

The Anson Singers is a community choir with members from Anson and surrounding counties. The group performs a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire, including old American hymns, folk songs, Broadway's best, poems in choral settings, Christmas classics, and well-known works such as Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah. The group is directed by Emily Privette, accompanied by Gail Litaker. and meets at First United Methodist Church in Wadesboro, NC.

Community United Methodist Church Choir

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Martha Springstead

Dr. Martha Springstead has served as Director of Music at Community United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach for 28 years. A public school music educator for over 40 years, she is a sought after accompanist and choral clinician. Currently, Dr. Springstead is a university supervisor of vocal music student teachers, and a collaborative pianist for two universities.


The Chancel Choir at Community United Methodist Church has been in existence for over 60 years and participates in weekly worship. The music ministry has choirs at every level, including a men's choir and a women's choir, youth and two children's choir, along with hand bells and an orchestra.

Citrus Community Concert Choir

Ms. Medrano took over the choir in 2018 from its founding director, Jacki Scott. She is also Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church, Inverness, FL, and organizes annual festival choirs to raise funds for Habitat For Humanity.

This is the choir's 2nd trip to Carnegie Hall with DCINY, and they are thrilled to be participating in this concert. The choir is made up of volunteers who purchase their own music. All donations and proceeds go to scholarships for students continuing with their musical education.

First Presbyterian Chancel Choir

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Karen Thomasy
The 2020 season marks Karen Thomasy’s eighth year as the Music Director at First Presbyterian Church in Clifton, Texas. Karen was also on the founding committee of the Bosque Civic Music Association and the Bosque Chorale. Following four years as a principle soloist in the Texas Lutheran University choir Karen worked in both vocal and instrumental music in the public schools, and founded and directed the Bosque Area Christian Homeschool Choir. While Karen has sung a number of lead roles, her primary calling to encourage others to serve the Lord through music.

First Presbyterian Church is located in a small Texas town, but has a big reputation for wonderful, worshipful music. It has recently been called the second performance hall in Clifton, Texas, along with the Bosque Arts Center. This church family is known for its friendly, supportive and loving hand that reaches out to the entire community. The group performs a cantata or two every year in an effort to touch hearts for Christ.

Sunset High School Choir

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Christopher Rust

Christopher Rust has been the director of choral activities at Sunset High School for the last fifteen years. In addition to singing, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking, skiing and playing (winning) board games.


Sunset High School has a rich, sixty year history of choral excellence. One of our claim to fames it Sunset graduate, choral composer Morten Lauridsen. Sunset's four choirs and two acappella groups enjoy performing throughout the community and keeping that rich choral tradition alive.

Shelby County Texas

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Chris Watlington

Chris Watlington is the music director of FUMC Center, TX. He is also finishing his 30th year as theatre director of Center High School. Before his time as church music director, Watlington was keyboardist for several contemporary Christian bands and Nashville recording artists including the Gary Ritchey Band, Kacey Lansdale, and Miranda Lambert.


The Shelby County singers are musicians from a rural county in east Texas. They include --David Mathis, choir director at First Baptist (FBC), Center -- Barbara Mathis, soprano and accompanist at FBC, Center --Melody Golden, soprano and long-time member of choir at FBC, Center --Linda Kay Russell, attorney and vocalist/band leader of Linda Kay and the Country Gentlemen --Danny Paul Windham, singer/songwriter and recording artist, band leader of The Pack of Strays --Sally Windham, singer and member of The Pack of Strays --Keaton Watlington, musician and student of Berklee Music School, Boston

Emmanuel Baptist Singers

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Pamela McClain

Pamela McClain is a retired music educator having taught choral music and class piano for 33 years in public schools. She holds a B.A. in Music Education, a Master of Arts in Liberal Learning as well as post graduate studies in music education. Mrs. McClain is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Federation of Music Educators and the teacher sorority Delta Kappa Gamma. She has been selected as County Teacher of the Year, WV Vocal Association Teacher of the Year, Who's Who Among American High School Teachers, and was a 2017 Grammy Music Educator of the Year Finalist. She currently resides in Parkersburg, West Virginia where she maintains a private voice and piano studio. She is the Director of Music Ministry at the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Parkersburg. She is wife to Steve and mother to Merideth.


The Emmanuel Baptist Singers, a 21 member ensemble, is comprised of church choir members and singers from the Parkersburg, West Virginia area. The singers come from varied, musical backgrounds. Many have studied privately, have sung in numerous choirs, or have music degrees. Though musically diverse, their vision is unified...to exalt the name of the Lord through song as one body in Christ.

Sydney Jewish Choral Society Inc

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Rose Grausman
Born and raised in Russia, Rose trained at the Moscow Musical College and the Gnesinski Musical Institute. She worked at a Moscow school for musically talented children and at the Kabalevsky Laboratory before migrating to Australia in 1989. Since her arrival in Sydney, Rose has taught piano and musicianship in schools and privately. She worked as a choral conductor with the Sydney Children’s Choir and Singers 2000 and became the musical director of the Sydney Jewish Choral Society in 1989. Her leadership, guidance and mentorship has seen the Society successfully meet the challenges of a rigorous performance schedule.

Formed 33 years ago, the Sydney Jewish Choral Society has established itself on Sydney’s cultural scene. Its members come from a wide range of professions, countries and musical backgrounds. Its repertoire has been wide ranging too, taking in classical, opera, jazz and musicals, popular and folk music in many languages. But within the variety there is a common note: the love of the choristers for singing and performing. Using music as a bridge between the Jewish and wider communities, the Society aims wherever possible to support worthy causes, and to promote harmony and tolerance.

Riverside Poly High School Choir

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Kristen Walton

Kristen Walton is in her seventh year as the director of choirs at Riverside Poly High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from CSU Fullerton. She currently sings as a member of Pacific Chorale and serves on the board for the Southern California Vocal Association.


Riverside Poly High School Choir is comprised of members from two ensembles, Chamber Singers and Bella Voce. These students are part of a very active program that performs throughout Southern California and the United States. Students from this ensemble regularly participate in regional and national honor choirs as well as numerous Southern California Festivals.

Fanshawe Chorus London and Chorus Hamilton

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David Holler



Dr. David Holler studied at Western University, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, and received his Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Toronto. He is the founder of the Mercredi Musique String Chamber Ensemble & Chorus and music director at St. Julia’s Church. He has performed with York University’s Professional Opera Training Workshop, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Choralis Camerata, and the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival as a tenor soloist. Dr. Holler directed the Men’s Chorus at the University of Toronto for two years and is currently the artistic director of Chorus Hamilton and Fanshawe Chorus London.




Fanshawe Chorus London is an auditioned, mixed-voice choir that performs a diverse repertoire, with an emphasis on classical and rarely performed symphonic choral works. Known for adventurous programming and compelling performances, their repertoire ranges from choral and orchestral masterpieces such as Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s St John Passion, and Handel’s Messiah to contemporary works, including Karl Jenkins’, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. This internationally traveled chorus has twice won the prestigious Ontario Lieutenant-Governor’s Award and was selected to sing at the Canada Day celebrations at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, during the visit of HRM Queen Elizabeth II.



Founded in 1968, Chorus Hamilton is a 75 member semi-professional choral society in Hamilton, Ontario. The ensemble performs a large variety of music – from chamber music to the greatest large scale works in the choral repertoire with orchestral accompaniment and world class soloists. Chorus Hamilton has been invited to perform with the University of Guelph Symphony, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the Redeemer University Sinfonia, the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Burlington Symphony Orchestra and has collaborated with the McMaster University Choir and Fanshawe Chorus London. The choir performs concerts throughout Southwestern Ontario. www.chorushamilton.ca

Laingsburg Community Singers

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Steven Easterling

Mr. Easterling has a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music Education from Central Michigan University. He has been the conductor of the Laingsburg Community Singers for 20 years and has taught elementary music in Laingsburg for 15 years. Mr. Easterling has many passions but singing and riding his Harley-Davidson are at the top of the list.


Since 1976 the Laingsburg Community Singers have been providing choral music for Laingsburg and the mid-Michigan area. The group is made up of people who love to sing and want to work hard to produce a quality experience for the listener. Our members come from a variety of communities in mid-Michigan and from all walks of life who all have singing in common. We wish to continue bringing choral music enrichment to the lives of our communities for the future.

California State University, Fullerton Symphonic Chorus

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Dr. Robert Istad

Dr. Robert Istad is Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Istad regularly conducts and collaborates with Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Sony Classical Records, Yarlung Records, Berkshire Choral International, and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Istad and Pacific Chorale are featured on two upcoming recordings: an album of Tarik O’Regan’s compositions on Yarlung Records and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s live recording of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony on Deutsche Grammophon. Istad has prepared choruses for a number of America’s finest conductors and orchestras, including Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carl St.Clair and the Pacific Symphony. Istad is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. He was recognized as CSUF’s 2016 Outstanding Professor of the Year. He and his singers brought staged performances of David Lang’s little match girl passion throughout Spain in 2019. They performed a retrospective of Tarik O’Regan’s music for DCINY at Carnegie Hall in November 2015. They have performed at numerous regional and national ACDA conferences including the 2018 ACDA Western Division Conference and 2013 ACDA National Conference in Dallas, Texas. They also performed for the 2013 National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference in Charleston, SC.


California State University, Fullerton’s Symphonic Chorus, directed by Dr. Robert Istad and Christopher Peterson rank among the nation’s premiere collegiate choral ensembles. The Singers have performed throughout the world on its own and regularly perform with a variety of professional orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. They have earned praise for their work with conductors Carl St.Clair, John Mauceri, John Williams, Eugene Kohn, Sir Neville Marriner, James Conlon, and Keith Lockhart. Internationally acclaimed for their exquisite musicianship, they have been invited to perform at conferences organized by the American Choral Directors Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization and the Music Educators National Conference. Recently, the CSUF Singers performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli, Kathleen Battle, recorded an album with composer John Williams and Sony Classical. They released a commercial recording with Yarlung Records for international wide release in November 2017 entitled Nostos: The Homecoming of Music. The ensemble was in residence in Paris in June 2015 for a series of performances, and performed a concert of Tarik O’Regan’s music in Carnegie Hall in November 2015. The Singers have performed at the 2018 and 2012 Western Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association, 2013 National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference, and the 2013 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association . Recent international concert tours have included stops in Austria, Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and just returned from a concert tour in Spain. They have sung at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, for UNESCO in Pisa, Italy, and at the Ottobeuren and Eingen Festivals of Music in Germany. The Singers have also recently performed with Juanes, M83, Andrea Bocelli, Beck, Beach House, Sean Lennon and can be seen in the PBS production “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.”