Posts Tagged ‘Choral’

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Silver Lake Chorale on Performance Tour

February 25, 2010

The Silver Lake College Chorale, Silver Lake College’s flagship undergraduate vocal ensemble, under the direction of Damon J. Carlson, is embarking upon a performance tour in celebration of Silver Lake College’s 75th Anniversary. Their performance tour will take them throughout the state of Wisconsin with performances in Ladysmith, Rhinelander, Wausau, Marinette and Manitowoc.

Their home tour concert will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi located at 2109 Marshall St in Manitowoc, WI.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Silver Lake Chorale, comprised of undergraduate students from all majors, performs primarily traditional a cappella choral literature from all stylistic time periods. The concert will feature varied repertoire including selections by William Billings, Samuel Barber, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.

Damon J. Carlson holds a Master’s Degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.  Carlson is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference.

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A Musical Birthday Celebration Concert

February 19, 2010

The Silver Lake College Music Department will present a “Musical Birthday Celebration” concert on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, will showcase the talents of the Silver Lake Chorale and the Concert Choir.

 The concert will feature composers who were born in the years 1710 (Pergolesi), 1760 (Cherubini), 1810 (Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin), and 1910 (Samuel Barber).  The Silver Lake Chorale will perform a variety of choral selections including Robert Schumann’s “Zahnweh” which is a setting of Robert Burns’ poem entitled, “Address to the toothache.”  The Concert Choir will perform selections from the Cherubini Requiem which is one of the few choral selections composed by Cherubini yet infuses dramatic compositional elements from his operatic style.

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SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AT SILVER LAKE

November 18, 2009

Silver Lake Chorale

Silver Lake College will kick off the holiday season by holding its second annual “Christmas at Silver Lake” celebration featuring two separate music concerts.

“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”, a collaborative effort between the Silver Lake College Choral Organizations, Handbell Ensemble and Campus Ministries Program, will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and a “Christmas Instrumental Concert” featuring the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm.  Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Silver Lake College Chapel located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. Canned Goods to benefit Peter’s Pantry will be taken at the door.

 The “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” concert will present a variety of Choral and Handbell Repertoire that includes Christmas Anthems, Audience Carols, and Seasonal Readings. The “Christmas Instrumental Concert” will present such pieces as Christmastime Around the World by Robert W. Smith, Shepherds’ Farewell by Hector Berlioz, and Irving Berlin Christmas arranged by Warren Barker.

The Silver Lake College Choral Organizations are under the direction of Damon Carlson and Dr. Perry D. White, the Handbell Ensemble is lead by Sandra Eithun and the Campus Ministries Program is lead by Deacon Paul Gleichner. The Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble are under the direction of Kelly Meyer.

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Fall Season Premier Concert at Silver Lake College

October 6, 2009
Members of the Silver Lake Chorale

Members of the Silver Lake Chorale

The Silver Lake College Music Department will begin its concert season with a Fall Choral Concert set for Friday, October 9th at 7:30 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, will showcase the talents of the Concert Choir, the Silver Lake Chorale, and the newly formed “Somer Singers”, a 6 voice a cappella group composed of Silver Lake Alumni and Staff.

 The concert will feature primarily traditional a cappella choral literature with several spiritual and gospel pieces as well.  One of the more unique pieces, “Saul” by Egil Hovland, incorporates both narration and accompaniment intertwined with the singers. According to Dr. Perry D. White, Director of Choral Activities, “this concert is designed to feature a wide a variety of great choral literature that is intended to kick off our concert season.”