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CSULB Choirs on Tour-Central California

Location: California, USA
Voicing: Mixed
 
For Immediate Release                                                                December 16, 2010
CONTACT: Ian Brekke   612-210-3336    ijbrekke@gmail.com
 
California State  University, Long Beach’s Top Choirs on Tour!
 
CSULB’s  Bob Cole Conservatory of Music ensembles Chamber Choir and Pacific Standard Time present an evening of beautiful vocal music, offering a balanced mix of classical and jazz singing to their audiences. Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Talberg and Christine Guter, the ensembles will be performing a variety of repertoire ranging from the thrilling, masterful writing of J.S. Bach to the incredible density and precision of Gene Puerling. As the flagship, award-winning vocal groups of California State University, Long Beach, the Chamber Choir and Pacific Standard Time are made up entirely of music majors, including opera, classical vocal performance, music education, jazz studies, and instrumental performance. Repertoire includes music by Russian, German, Italian masters and contemporary California composers Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, jazz arrangements by New York Voices and The Singers Unlimited.
 
As part of their weeklong tour of California, performances will be happening at:
 
-Bakersfield High School Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA – January 3rd, 2011. 7:00pm
 
-Clovis Unified Performing Arts Center, Clovis, CA – January 4th, 2011. 7:00pm
 
-Shasta High School, Redding, CA – January 5th, 2011. 7:00pm
 
-San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, CA – January 6th, 2011. 7:00pm
 
 
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Dr. Jonathan Talberg is in his eleventh year conducting Chamber and University Choirs at CSULB, and is the Director of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies for the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. His 42-person Chamber Choir is comprised of the top singers at the University, and is recognized as one of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the U.S. Dr. Talberg’s choirs tour yearly, and have performed at the NCCO Convention at Yale University in 2009, ACDA Western Convention in 2008, the CMEA Conventions in 2002. International tour stops have included Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence, Budapest, Munich, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, while American appearances include Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, Segerstrom Hall, and Grace Cathedral.
 
Christine Guter is the director of the jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time, and is an accomplished jazz vocalist, educator, clinician, pianist, and studio singer. She has worked with an incredible wealth of musical talents, including Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Mel Tormé, and Bobby McFerrin, and has sung on Hollywood soundtracks including X-Men 3, Superman Returns, Charlotte’s Web, Deep Sea 3D, and Happy Feet. Her 12-member ensemble, Pacific Standard Time, performs a wide variety of vocal music in the jazz genre. The group was awarded the Outstanding Vocal Jazz Ensemble title at the first vocal jazz competition at the NexGeneration Monterey Jazz Festival, and has appeared at both the American Choral Director’s Western Division Convention and the California Music Educators Association Convention. This year, PST has been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association’s National Convention in Chicago in the spring. 
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