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Pacific Chorale's John Alexander Singers: American Voices

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
On Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., Pacific Chorale’s 24-voice professional chamber choir, the John Alexander Singers, will present “American Voices” in Meng Concert Hall at California State University, Fullerton. Artistic Director John Alexander will conduct this program of music by American composers, including works by Samuel Barber, Norman Dello Joio, Morten Lauridsen, John Muehleisen, Dale Warland and Eric Whitacre. The concert also includes the world premiere of “Fire!” by John Orfe and “Pentecost” by Michael Rickelton, the winning submissions to Pacific Chorale’s 2011-2012 Young Composers Competition, as well as a repeat performance of Joseph Gregorio’s “Love, thricewise,” winner of the 2009-2010 competition. In addition to presenting the works of American composers, the concert program also pays tribute to the American literary tradition, including texts by Louise Bogan, Witter Bynner, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dana Gioia, Langston Hughes, Sidney Lanier, Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman. The John Alexander Singers will be joined for the performance by Pacific Chorale accompanist David Clemensen and by Barry Perkins, principal trumpeter of Pacific Symphony. Tickets are $25 ($20 with CSUF Titan discount), and are available now through California State University, Fullerton’s Clayes Performing Arts Center box office at (657) 278-3371.
 
Program:
Dale Warland: Always Singing
Morten Lauridsen: Chanson Éloignée
Morten Lauridsen: O Love, Be Fed with Apples While You May
Joseph Gregorio: Love, thricewise (Winner, 2009-2010 Young Composers Competition)
Norman Dello Joio: Come to Me, My Love
Michael Rickelton: Pentecost (Co-winner, 2011-2012 Young Composers Competition)
John Muehleisen: When All Is Done
John Muehleisen: Snow (The King’s Trumpeter)
Samuel Barber: To Be Sung on the Water
Eric Whitacre: Little Birds
Eric Whitacre: Water Night
John Muehleisen: Two River Nocturnes
Norman Dello Joio: The Bluebird
John Orfe: Fire! (Co-winner, 2011-2012 Young Composers Competition)
Norman Dello Joio: Song of the Open Road
 
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