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Catawba College Singers (NC) 2011 Spring Midwestern Tour

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Dear Choral Colleagues:
 
The Catawba Singers, the highly regarded 60-voice touring concert choir of Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina is departing on a tour of the Midwestern United States and may be performing in your area. We invite you to attend the concert, and are hopeful that you will bring with you, or send students that you think might be interested in study at Catawba College. Should you wish to come as our honored guests, please contact Rose Ann Pannell (rpannell@catawba.edu) so that we can reserve seating for you and/or for your singers. Also, we want to have an opportunity to meet you personally before or after the concert.
 
The concert repertoire includes two masterworks of J. S. Bach, several movements from the Duruflé Requiem, masterworks of Howells, Randall Thompson, and Chesnokov; Appalachian folk music arranged by Wilberg and Jennings; contemporary pieces by Waldemar Åhlén, Eleanor Daley and James Quitman Mulholland; along with spirituals and gospel songs. The choir is accompanied by Dr. Robert Hallquist, a brilliant pianist, and Dr. Mory Ortman, our very gifted guest organist for this tour. A complete list of repertoire is attached.
 
This is the fourth tour under the direction of Professor Paul E. Oakley, Artist-in-Residence in Choral Music, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist. The master conductor Robert Shaw wrote of Mr. Oakley: “Everything I know and intuit about him is absolutely first-rank. He is a superb performer who understands the score and the deeper musical meanings found within the score. He has an extraordinary acquaintance with historical and contemporary choral literatures. He certainly is the best-equipped choral scholar-performer I have met in many years.”
 
The Catawba Music Department is listed as one of the “33 best music schools in the nation” for four years in a row by In Tune Magazine. The department is one of the fastest growing music departments in the southeastern United States, and it offers concentrations in Music Performance, Music Education, Sacred Music and Music Business. At Catawba, students sing in the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Chorale, Catawba Singers, Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, and one of the many Vernacluars ensembles, our popular music bands. Catawba College is ranked nationally by the Princeton Review for its excellent programs in theatre and musical
theatre.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Catawba’s Music Business concentration offers the opportunity for students to earn an academic degree while studying Popular Music, one of very few programs like this in the nation. A recently redesigned Sacred Music curriculum is uniquely structured and extremely relevant for students seeking to have a successful career in the music ministry of the church. At Catawba, we are fortunate to perform in the beautiful Omwake-Dearborn Chapel with its Casavant pipe organ and splendid acoustics.
 
Please come to hear the inspiring Catawba Singers when they are in your area.
 
CATAWBA SINGERS 2011 TOUR ITINERARY
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
            Fifth Avenue Baptist Church
            1135 5th Avenue
            Huntington, West Virginia  25701                                                       
            www.fifthavenuebaptist.org
            Contact: Dr. Jeff Pappas, Director of Music
           
Friday, March 4, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
            Cathedral Church of Saint Benedict
            1328 Lincoln Avenue
            Evansville, Indiana  47714
            www.saintbenedictcathedral.org
            Contact: Jeremy Korba, Director of Liturgical Music & Organist
 
Saturday, March 5, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
            Westminster Presbyterian Church
            533 South Walnut Street
            Springfield, Illinois  62704
            www.wpcspi.org
            Contact: Dale T. Rogers, Director of Music and the Arts 
           
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.
            Residency and ACDA Convention Prelude Performance
            ERIC WHITACRE - CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER
            PARADISELOST: SHADOWS & WINGS
            Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
            430 South Michigan Avenue
            Chicago, Illinois  60605
 
Wednesday, March  9, 2011 (Ash Wednesday) – 7:00 p.m.
            Saint Andrew United Church of Christ
            2608 Browns Lane
            Louisville, Kentucky  40220
            www.saintandrewucc.org
            Contact: J. R. Cannaday, Minister of Music
 
Thursday, March 10, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
            First Presbyterian Church
            701 Florida Avenue
            Bristol, Tennessee  37620-4009
            www.fpcbristol.org
            Contacts: Steve and Vicki Fey, Directors of Music Ministries
 
Friday, March 11, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
            Corinth Reformed Church
            150 16th Avenue Northwest
            Hickory, North Carolina  28601
            www.corinthtoday.org
            Contact: Dr. Peter Corneliussen, Music Director/Organist
 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 3:00 p.m.
            First United Methodist Church
            501 North Tryon Street                                                                                              
            Charlotte, North Carolina  28202
            www.fumccharlotte.org
            Contact: The Reverend Elizabeth Coppedge-Henley, Senior Minister
 
HOME CONCERT: Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.
            St. John’s Lutheran Church
            200 West Innes Street
            Salisbury, North Carolina  28144
            www.stjohns-salisbury.org
            Contact:
            Robert J. Durocher, Director of Music Ministries
 
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