Catawba College Singers (NC) 2011 Spring Midwestern Tour
Date: March 1, 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
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 (email@example.com) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Robert J. Durocher, Director of Music Ministries