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									    The Bay Area Chorus
             44th Season • Keith Dixon, Musical Director

Illumination: intellectual or spiritual enlightenment.

                          Sunday, April 26, 4:00 p.m.
 Friendswood United Methodist Church • 110 Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

 Guests: Friendswood Junior High School Varsity Treble Choir • Melissa Smith, Director
  Alvin High School Choir • Brenda Music, Director • Colleen Landgrebe, Assistant Director
         Bay Area Chorus Priscilla Ennis High School Vocal Scholarship Winner
         Bay Area Chorus Elizabeth Dennard High School Vocal Scholarship Winner

                            Sunday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.
       First Methodist Church Houston • 1320 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

                  Performers: Bay Area Chorus • Keith Dixon, Director
             First Methodist Houston Sanctuary Choir • Mike Ware, Director
                   Prairie View A & M Concert Chorale • A. Jan Taylor, Director

                       The Bay Area Chorus is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
             13th Annual
    Bay Area Chorus Cruise Raffle
                                  Grand Prize
                   7 day cruise for 2 aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Conquest
     September 6, 2009 sailing from Galveston to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel

                                           2nd Prize
     Deluxe room for two – weekend night and breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston.

                                           3rd Prizes
                                     Gift certificates and services.

                                 Ticket Price - $25.00 each.
     Tickets may be purchased from Bay Area Chorus members. We will accept cash or checks.
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             Only 300 TickeTs will be sOld!!!
                                          Prize drawing
              The prize drawing will be held immediately following our Sunday, May 3 concert.
                                     Winner need not be present to win.

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                                                                                         The Bay Area Chorus Presents

                                                                                          Keith Dixon, Musical Director
                                                                                                 April 26, 2009


                                                      In Time of Silver Rain                                                                        Audrey Snyder
                                                      Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

        Prairie View A&M Concert Chorale                        Langston Hughes, American poet, playwright, novelist, and editor, is best known for his
                                                      verses about the black experience in America. However, his writing was not limited to this subject. In
                                                      Time of Silver Rain is a memorable poem which celebrates the joy of springtime, and is from a collec-
                                                      tion of poems he compiled shortly before his death.

                                                      Adoramus te, Christe                                                      Stanislav Sebek, ed. Anita Smisek

                                                                           We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You because
                                                                           by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

                                                      The Tiger                                                                                  Sherri Porterfield
                                                      William Blake (1757-1827)

                                                                 William Blake, an English poet, painter, and engraver, is now regarded as one of the earliest
                                                      and greatest figures of Romanticism. He is best known for his hand-illustrated series of lyrical and epic
                                                      poems, the most famous of these being Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794).
                                                      Blake lived in poverty, was largely ignored and considered to be insane. He died a poor and neglected

                                                                  In these two collections, it was Blake’s desire to show “the two contrary states of the human
   Bay Area Chorus, Chapel of the Villa de Matel
                                                      soul”. Songs of Innocence represents the child-like feelings of life, symbolized by the Lamb. The corre-
                                                      sponding symbol in Songs of Experience is the Tiger, which represents energy, strength, cruelty and an
                                                      a realistic view of life. It is interesting to note that Blake originally spelled the word “tiger” with a “Y”
                                                      instead of an “I”, perhaps to suggest a visual expression of a trigger or a coiled spring, pertinent to the
                                                      tense and awful Tiger.

                                                      One Short Day                                                       Stephen Schwartz, arr. Roger Emerson
                                                      From the Broadway Musical Wicked

                                                                   FRIENDSWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY TREBLE CHOIR
                                                                                     Melissa Smith, Director
                                                                              Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Accompanist

Friendswood Junior High School Varsity Treble Choir
     Presentation of the Bay Area Chorus Elizabeth Dennard High School Vocal Scholarship                             Presentation of the Bay Area Chorus Priscilla Ennis High School Vocal Scholarship
Caro mio ben                                                   Tommaso Giordani (1730-1806)                   Sure On This Shining Night                                    Samuel Osborne Barber (1910-1981)
                                                                                                                                           Crystal Taber, 2009 Scholarship Winner
                                 Alex Gadsby, 2009 Scholarship Winner                                                                            Jerry Simons, Accompanist

                     Ah dearest love, if you should leave,                                                    Vox populi, vox Dei (2001)                                                           Giedrius Svilainis (b. 1972)
                     Heaven above knows how I’d grieve
                     Ah, dearest love, Heaven above knows how I’d grieve                                      Ubi Caritas                                                                                 Ola Gjeilo (b.1978)
                     Your faithful friend sighs without end
                     This cruel torment cease now I pray!                                                                              Where charity and love are, God is there.
                                                                                                                                       The love of Christ has gathered us together.
Awake the Harp                                         Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) ed. Don Neuen                                    Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
                                                                                                                                       Let us revere and love the living God.
                     From The Creation, an oratorio based on the book of Genesis and                                                   And from a sincere heart let us love one another. Amen.
                     Milton’s Paradise Lost.                                                                   
                                                                                                              A Maiden Is in a Ring                                                                Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)
                                Matthew Cryer, Soloist                                                         
O Nata Lux                                                                      Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)    Nocturnes                                                                          Hildor Lundvik (1885-1951)
From Lux Aeterna
                                                                                                                 Flowering Almond Tree
           Lux Aeterna is a five movement work, each containing references to Light assembled from               Quiet Rain
various sacred Latin texts. The composer chose the text of Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light) for its expression        Early Spring
of “hope, reassurance, faith, and illumination.”                                                               
                                                                                                              The Earth Adorned  (Psalm of Summer)                                              Waldemar Ahlen (1894-1982)
                     O born light of light, Jesus, redeemer of the world,                                                                                                                              ed. Kenneth Jennings
                     mercifully deem worthy and accept the praises and prayers of your supplicants.            
                                                                                                              “Suite” de Lorca (1973)                                                      Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928)
                     Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost ones,              Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
                     grant us to be made members of your holy body.
                                                                                                                  Cancion de jinete
Hard Times Come Again No More                                           Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)        El Grito
                                                                                           arr. Mark Keller       La luna asoma
Laudamus Te                                                                          Rene Clausen (b.1953)     
                                                                                                              On suuri sun rantas’ autius                                                                       Matti Hyokki
       Accompanists: Colleen Landgrebe, Brittani Nearning, Lauren Summa, Brady                                 
       Marchand, Eric Nuncio, Andrew Price, Sean Vaughn                                                       Ai, nama mamina                                                       Latvian Folk Song, arr. Andrejs Jansons
                     We praise thee. We bless thee.                                                                                                     THE BAY AREA CHORUS
                     We worship thee. We glorify thee.
                     We give thanks to thee because of they great glory.                                       O Mistress Mine                                                                        Nils Lindberg (b. 1933)
                     Lord God, King of Heaven, God the Father almighty.                                              Encouragements to a lover
                                                                                                                     Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day
Canticle of Praise                                                             John Ness Beck (1930-1987)            To Lucasta, on going to the wars

                                                                                                                                                    BAY AREA CHAMBER SINGERS

                                   ALVIN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
                                         Brenda Music, Director
                                  Colleen Landgrebe, Assistant Director
                                  Loretta Longoria-Russo, Accompanist
                                                                                                            “Suite” de Lorca (1973)                                             Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928)
                                        PROGRAM                                                             Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
                                   The Bay Area Chorus Presents

                                                                                                                Cancion de jinete
                                                                                                                El Grito
                                                                                                                La luna asoma
                                             May 3, 2009                                                     
                                                                                                            On suuri sun rantas’ autius                                                            Matti Hyokki
Welcome                                                             Dr. Stephen Wende, Senior Pastor        Ai, nama mamina                                               Latvian Folk Song, arr. Andrejs Jansons 
                                                                             First Methodist Houston
                                                                                                                                                   THE BAY AREA CHORUS
Hymn of Praise                                                                          Rene Clausen                                                 Keith Dixon, Director

The Lord is My Light and My Salvation                                                    John Rutter         O Mistress Mine                                                             Nils Lindberg (b. 1933)
                                                                                                                   Encouragements to a lover
                                       John Weinel, Tenor Soloist                                                  Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day
                                          Linda Gilbert, Oboe                                                      To Lucasta, on going to the wars
Kyrie Eleison                                                                       Hans Leo Hassler                                          BAY AREA CHAMBER SINGERS
                                                                                                                                                   Keith Dixon, Director
Alleluia                                                                                 Paul Bassler

                                         Kevin McIntyre, Horn                                               I Know I’ve Been Changed                                                      arr. Damon Dandridge

                         FIRST METHODIST HOUSTON SANCTUARY CHOIR                                                                          Michael Dixon and Derrick Bryant, soloists
                                        Mike Ware, Director
                                    Dr. Elaine Walters, Organist                                            Testimony                                                                        Genna Rae McNeil
                                                                                                                            Ryan Knight, Michael Dixon, Jessica Simmons, Andria Green, soloists
Vox populi, vox Dei (2001)                                                Giedrius Svilainis (b. 1972)
                                                                                                            True Light                                                                          Keith Hampton
Ubi Caritas                                                                       Ola Gjeilo (b.1978)
                                                                                                                                      Remmington Belford and Jessica Simmons, soloists
     Where charity and love are, God is there.
     The love of Christ has gathered us together.
     Let us rejoice and be glad in it.                                                                                                PRAIRIE VIEW A & M CONCERT CHORALE
     Let us revere and love the living God.                                                                                                      A. Jan Taylor, Director
     And from a sincere heart let us love one another. Amen.
A Maiden Is in a Ring                                                      Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)
Nocturnes                                                               Hildor Lundvik (1885-1951)

     Flowering Almond Tree
     Quiet Rain
     Early Spring

 The Earth Adorned  (Psalm of Summer)                                  Waldemar Ahlen (1894-1982)
                                                                             ed. Kenneth Jennings
                              PROGRAM NOTES—BAY AREA CHORUS                                                  Nocturnes                                             O Mistress Mine

                                                                                                                Hildor Lundvik (1885-1951), wrote in a decid-         A reviewer writing for Svenskt Visarkiv (The
Vox populi vox Dei                                    in London and at The Juilliard School in New           edly romantic and lyrical style, using vivid im-      Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research)
                                                      York. He is currently based in Los Angeles, where      pressionist tone coloring. Lunkvik studied law at     states: “Nils Lindberg, composer, arranger and
   Giedrius Svilainis (b. 1972), who composed         he works as a freelance composer and concert/          Uppsala University and music at the Royal Swed-       pianist, enjoys a unique position in Swedish
this work in 2001, studied choral conducting          recording artist.                                      ish Academy of Music in Stockholm. He held            musical life. His spectrum is broad, he masters
and composing at the Lithuanian Academy of                                                                   posts as organist, conductor and music teacher,       jazz, art music as well as folk music.” From the
Music. He has been the artistic leader of the         A Maiden is in a Ring                                  including the position of Principal Conductor of      CD review of As We Are: “Lindberg is a true
State Song and Dance Ensemble “Lietuva” since                                                                the Stockholm Federation of Male Voice Choirs.        Renaissance man. From his home in Gagnef, a
2004. His expressive, colorful and effective works       Telling a light-hearted tale about the fickleness                                                         small village deep in the forests of Dalecarlia, he
for chorus are frequently performed at Lithu-         of young love, this classic of Swedish choral music    The Earth Adorned (Psalm of Summer)                   emerges every now and again to dazzle us ordi-
anian music festivals and at international choral     sets a memorable dancing melody which is taken                                                               nary mortals. . . It’s infuriating just how talented
contests.                                             up by each part in turn. It features an English           Sommarsalm (Psalm of Summer), one of the           this man is.” Lindberg (b. 1933), released the
                                                      text by Gunilla Marcus Luboff, wife of the late        best-known and well-loved pieces of Swedish mu-       suite O Mistress Mine on CD in 1990. This
Ubi Caritas                                           Norman Luboff. She serves as the President of          sic, closes many choral concerts in Sweden. It is a   compilation of poems from the reign of Queen
                                                      Walton Music, the company founded by Norman            setting of an old folk hymn which shows Walde-        Elizabeth I of England includes those of Shake-
   The music of Norwegian composer and pianist        Luboff which has been responsible for making           mar Ahlen’s ability to craft beautiful melody and     speare and Marlowe. In 1998 Shall I Compare
Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978), has been performed and          Scandanavian music readily available to American       harmony.                                              Thee to a Summer’s Day sold more copies than
recorded in more than 25 countries. Gjeilo says,      choirs. Hugo Alfven (1872-1960), studied at the                                                              any other choral piece in Sweden.
“as with Maurice Durufle’s beautiful Ubi Caritas      Music Conservatory in Stockholm and became                As a composer he rejected the styles and                                                  —Sally Schott
from 1960, my 2001 setting also draws inspira-        known as one of Sweden’s principal composers,          modern techniques that emerged in the twentieth
tion from the Gregorian chant tradition. While        writing in a late-Romantic idiom. His principal        century. Little-known outside Sweden, Ahlen
reflective of the chant style, this composition is    instrument was the violin, and he was also a           (1894-1982), is the author of many books
entirely original.” Gjeilo studied at the Norwegian   talented watercolorist and a gifted writer.            on choral singing for schools and churches and
Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music                                                                 served as the organist for the famous St. Jacob’s
                                                                                                             Church in Stockholm.

                                                                                                             “Suite” de Lorca

                                                                                                                Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1973), a Finn-
                                                                                                             ish composer of contemporary classical music,
                                                                                                             studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and
                                                                                                             at The Juilliard School in New York City. He has
                                                                                                             served as a music teacher, archivist and profes-
                                                                                                             sor of composition. A prolific composer who
                                                                                                             has written in a variety of styles, his more recent
                                                                                                             works often have a mystical element. Federico
                                                                                                             Garcia Lorch (1898-1936) was a Spanish poet,
                                                                                                             dramatist and theatre director. He was abducted
                                                                                                             and murdered by persons believed to be affiliated
                                                                                                             with the Nationalist cause at the beginning of the
                                                                                                             Spanish Civil War. Today Garcia Lorca is hon-
                                                                                                             ored by a statue prominently located in Madrid’s
                                                                                                             Plaza de Santa Ana.
suite de lorca                             At the rise of the moon
                                           the sea overspreads the land
Rider’s song
                                           and the heart feels like
                                           an island in the infinite.
                                                                                                   Connie Carmichael
Distant and lonely.
                                           No one eats oranges                                    For 36 years of service with the
Black pony, large moon,                    in the full moon’s light.
In my saddlebag olives.                    Fruit must be eaten green                                      Bay Area Chorus
Well as I know the roads,                  And ice-cold.                                    as singer, officer, fundraiser and advocate.
I shall never reach Cordoba.
                                           At the rise of the moon
Over the plain, through the wind,          With its hundred faces
Black pony, red moon.                      Alike, silver coins
Death keeps a watch on me                  Sob away in pockets.
From Cordoba’s towers.
                                           On suuri sun rantas’ autius
Oh, such a long way to go!                 How lovely is your empty shore,
And, oh, my spirited pony!                 And how I yearn for there;
Ah, but death awaits me                    How the wild duck’s cry in the
                                           Still dark night lingers in the air.
Before I ever reach Cordoba.
Cordoba. Distant and lonely.               Some lost and lonely wanderer
                                           Whose violin laments
The scream                                 Who wanders through the reedbeds
The ellipse of the scream,                 Long, motherless, forlorn
From mountain to mountain.
From the olive grove,                      Your slate grey waves I’ve often watched
Over the blue night                        With eyes that fill with tears
it will be a black rainbow.                My youth’s first sorrows
                                           I have cried upon your lovely shore.
                                           Your image is printed deep in me
Like the bow of a viola                    I long for there once more
The scream has set humming                 On many nights I’ve listened
The long strings of the wind               For the wild duck’s call again.

 Ay!                                       Ai, nama mamina
                                           Roasting a duck and happily humming a kaladu
The people of the caves,                   Roasting a duck and Christmas is coming.
With lamps, open their doors               Mixing punch with a generous measure
And peer.                                  Mixing punch with a cup full of pleasure.

  Ay!                                      Chopping a tree when the woods are dimming
                                           Propping it up and happily trimming
Moon songs                                 Slipping away with the gifts and wrapping
“The Moon appears”                         Kids want to look and the puppy’s yapping.

At the rise of the moon                    Sitting around with a log on the fire
Bells fade out                             Singing along with the family choir
And impassable paths appear.               Bright are the lights and bright is the season
                                           Christ was born and that is the reason.
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                                                                 One of Houston’s oldest non-profit choral
                                                              groups, the Bay Area Chorus has brought heart-
                                                              felt performances to Houston and the Texas Gulf
                                                              Coast since 1965. Long before the population of
                                                              the Houston metroplex expanded to the shores of
                                                              Clear Lake, this thriving choral group had already
                                                              built a following among local residents and in
                                                                                                                   The Director
                                                                                                                      Musical Director of the Bay Area Chorus since
                                                                                                                   1995, keith dixon has conducted the BAC in per-
                                                                                                                   formances of major works by Mozart, Beethoven,
                                                                                                                   Haydn, Durufle, Faure, Vivaldi, Schubert and
                                                                                                                   Bach. Tours with the BAC have included Ireland,
                                                                                                                   Scotland, England and the Yucatan Peninsula.
                                                              surrounding communities.
                                                                                                                      An active clinician for workshops and choir

       Services at Home  Skilled Nursing
                                                                 More than 75 singers comprise our all-
                                                              volunteer chorus, each bringing unique interests,
                                                              ethnic backgrounds and cultural experiences
                                                              to the group. In addition to performing choral
                                                              masterworks, the chorus also programs traditional
                                                                                                                   clinics, Mr. Dixon is presently the Choral Direc-
                                                                                                                   tor at Kingwood High School. Choirs under his
                                                                                                                   direction have appeared in honor choir concerts at
                                                                                                                   four state conventions of the Texas Music Educa-
                                                                                                                   tor’s Association as well as at four American Clas-
                                                              holiday music, historic and contemporary classi-     sic Madrigal Festivals. He has prepared Kingwood
                           Wound Care                         cal choral music, spirituals and folk songs from
                                                              around the world. Recent concerts have featured
                                                                                                                   High School choruses for such notable conductors
                                                                                                                   as Moses Hogan, Robert Sund, Maria Guinand and
                  Certified Home Health Aides                 Dr. John Lienhard, founder of KUHF’s The
                                                              Engines of Our Ingenuity, legendary composer/ar-
                                                                                                                   Craig Jessop. His own choral singing participation
                                                                                                                   has been with the Houston Symphony Chorus,
                    Rehabilitation Services                   ranger Alice Parker, Composer/Song Leader            the Concert Chorale of Houston and the acclaimed
                                                              Nick Page and Houston gospel recording artist
                            IV Therapy
                                                                                                                   Robert Shaw Festival Singers, with whom he re-
                                                              Barbara Johnson Tucker. 2007-2008 guest choirs       corded the Telarc releases Amazing Grace, Evocation
                                                              included the Clear Lake Chinese Chorus and the
                  Adjunct & Support Services                  United Nations International Choir.
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                                   BAY AREA CHORUS MEMBERS                                                Altos:                                               Pearland ISD
                                                                                                          Beth Blanchard                                       Kristin Spicer
sopranos:                                             *Cris B. Gradel                                       Operational Analyst, Doctors Hospital, Houston       Teacher’s Assistant
*Carlee Abschneider                                      Choral Director, La Porte ISD                    Gayle Brown                                          Loree Strege
  Student, CCHS                                       *Rachel Hamlin                                        Systems Programmer, Jacobs Engineering               Customer Service, ret.
                                                                                                          Linda Benner                                         Kory Wynegar
Dena Anderson                                            Choral Director, Channelview ISD
                                                                                                            Realtor                                              Environmental Compliance Consultant, Vertex
  Commercial Insurance Assistant                      Phyllis B. Harris                                                                                        Anne Yell
Michele Anderson                                         Church Musician                                  Cindy Bjorkman
                                                                                                                                                                 Registered Nurse, Mainland Center Hospital
  Student, Clear Springs HS                           Megan Haught                                          Music Teacher
                                                                                                                                                               Jean Zophy
Heather Bailey                                           Risk Analyst, NASA                               Jeanette Chase                                         Systems Engineer, United Space Alliance
  Substitute Teacher, CCISD                           Roberta Justice                                       Voice Teacher; Choral Director, ret.
Andrea Borck                                             Office Assistant, Boeing                         Debby Collins                                        Tenors:
  German Teacher, Clear Lake HS                       *Julie Kutac                                          Administrative Manager                             *Isaias Degollado
*Ginger Coffin                                           Grad Student, UTMB                               *Cynthia DePrang                                        Assistant Choral Director, Galena Park HS
  Environmental Engineer, Houston Refining, LP        Christine Lodge                                       Music Teacher, Pearland ISD                        *Timothy Foster
Liz Corley                                               Administrative Manager, NASA                     Kerrie Dishon                                           Choral Director, Dobie HS, Pasadena ISD
  Administrative Manager, Univar USA Inc.             *Charlotte Nicholson                                  Cost Engineer, Jacobs Engineering                  John Markert
Jo Evans                                                 Grad Student, U.T/M.D. Anderson                  Gina Evans                                              Choral Director, Dobie HIgh School
  Administrator, Phoenix Services                     Tricia Nolan                                          Editor                                             *Brian McCarty
Susan Fox                                                Special Needs Curriculum Coordinator             Jayne Garza                                             IT Analyst, ExxonMobil
  Music Educator/Kindermusik Teacher, ret.            *Janis Parish                                         Teacher/Office Manager                             David Nickeson
Elaine Frickey                                           Piano Teacher, ret.                              Melissa Hamlin                                          Physician, Mainland Pulmonary Associates
  Chief Financial Officer, Frickey Insurance Agency   Barbara Polinkas                                      Student                                            *Daniel R. Ponce
*Mary Gard                                               Domestic Technician                              Johnnie A. Henderson                                    Choral Director/Fine Arts Dept. Chair,
  Choral Director, CCISD                              Irene Ross                                            Computer Programmer, United Space Alliance, ret.      Galena Park HS
                                                         RN Case Manager, Methodist Hospital, part-time   Ann Huysman                                          David Schoen
                                                      Sandra Shumate                                        Musician/Choir Teacher                                Chemical Engineer, Dow Chemical Company
                                                         San Jacinto College Professor, ret.              Teresa Jensen
                                                      *Holly Sobolik                                        RN Case Manager
           St. Pius V                                    Claims Adjuster, Progressive Insurance           Seraphine Kolar
                                                      Kathie Stocker                                        Church Organist,
         Catholic Church                                 Educator, ret.                                     Retired Educator
                                                      Deborah Tidwell                                     Mary W. Lins
                                                                                                            Data Manger, NASA
 824 South Main, Pasadena, TX 77506                      Artistic Director, Bay Area Youth Singers
                                                      Tabitha Worthington                                 Marsha Mains
  713.473.9484 • Fax 713.473.2731                                                                           Portfolio Admin, Investment
                                                         Voice Teacher, Kindermusik Educator
         Pastor Oscar Casttro                                                                             Kari Miller
                                                                                                            Technical Writer/Editor
                                                                                                          Michelle Perez
                                                                                                            Choral Director,
                                                                                                            McAdams JH, Dickinson
                                                                              “Music is the               Gayle Phillippe
                                                                           voice that tells us              Technical Trainer
                                                                                                          Deborah Rhodes
                                                                            that the human                  Music Educator, ret.
                                                                             race is greater              Alyson Roberts
                                                                                                            Licensed Master Social Worker
                                                                             than it knows.”              Maria D. Schoen
                                                                                                            Quality Manager, GEO
                                                                            —Marion C. Garretty           Specialty Chemicals
                                                                                         (1917 -)         Nancy Semerak
                                                                                                            Master School Bus Driver,
Lee Stocker                                           Berry Scott                                                          MISSION STATEMENT                                     AdVISORY BOARd
  Registered Piano Technician,                          Chemical Engineer, ret.
  Minister of Music, ret.                             Steven Semerak                                                                                                       Barbara Eads • Priscilla Ennis
                                                                                                                  The mission of the Bay Area Chorus is to en-
Bill Surface                                            Chemical Engineer, GEO Specialty Chemicals                                                                       Linda Fletcher • Deborah Kidwell
                                                                                                               rich the Houston and Galveston Bay area through
  Regional Sales Manager, Express Industries          Brad Thompson                                                                                                          Gary Navy • Mary O’Neill
                                                                                                               the powerfully expressive eloquence of choral
                                                        Professor, UT Medical Branch
                                                                                                               music.                                                      Ralph Parr • Patricia Swartley
*Paul Boeder                                          *Bay Area Chamber Singers                                                                                            Marilyn Wilkins • Mary Voigt
  Engineer, Boeing                                                                                                                 GOALS                                 Susan Venier • Connie Carmichael
*William Boyce                                                                                                                                                               Jami Lupold • Dean Muths
  Engineer, Boeing                                    Sally Schott                                             • To provide educational outreach for audiences,          Bette Johnson • Elizabeth Dennard
Tommy Lee                                                  A Pasadena ISD Choral Director from 1965              chorus members and the local student commu-                       Carol Barwick
  Tax A/C Assessments of the Southwest                -2004, Sally Schott currently supervises UH and            nity through the presentation of varied styles of
Michael Carter Matthews                               SHSU student teachers and is an educational                choral music, including both contemporary and
  Web Application Developer, Houston Chronicle        consultant for Spring ISD, the Houston Chamber             classical
Bob McGill                                            Choir, Conroe ISD and American Classic Music             • To provide the opportunity for singers in the
  Engineer, United Space Alliance                     Festivals. Ms. Schott is a past president of the Texas     community to participate in the preparation and
*Aaron B. Patterson                                   Music Educators Association and the Southwestern           performance of high quality choral music
  Elementary Music Specialist, Pasadena ISD           Division of the American Choral Directors Associa-       • To demonstrate the continuity between student
Larry Petersen                                        tion. In 2008 she received the Texas Choral Directors      and adult performance opportunities by inviting
  Biology Professor, San Jacinto College              Association Choral Excellence Award and the BAC            area youth to participate in concerts
*Rob Phillips                                         Distinctive Service to the Arts Award. A founding        • To provide scholarships for the study of choral
  Choral Director, Clear Springs HS, CCISD            partner of Alliance Music Publications,other pub-          music
*Johnny Sangree                                       lishing projects include two state-adoptedsecondary      • To co-sponsor a summer music camp for
  Aerospace Engineer, United Space Alliance           text-books and a monograph for the American                children in the community
                                                      Choral Directors Association. Recently “Have We
                                                      Had This Conversation?” by John Yarrington has
                                                      been published by Schott Bradshaw Publishers, also
                                                      the producers of a DVD featuring Sandra Snow
                                                      entitled “Conductor/Teacher: Real-World Strategies
                                                                                                                    “When I hear
                                                      for Success”. Educational DVDs featuring Paul
                                                      Salamunovich and Weston Noble were produced by                     music,
                                                      Quaid/Schott Media Productions. The Bay Area
                                                      Chorus appears throughout the Noble DVD,
                                                      which was filmed at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
                                                                                                                  I fear no danger.
   A children’s choir promoting healthy develop-      Ms. Schott has been a consultant for the Bay Area
 ment of the singing voice, development of music
reading skills, and exposure to choral music of the
                                                      Chorus since 2004 and presently serves as                  I am invulnerable.
                                                      Coordinator of Planning and Development.
 highest quality. Children rehearse and perform
       under the direction of professional                                                                           I see no foe.
                  music educators.

   The Bay Area Youth Singers invite children in                                                                   I am related to
     grades 2-9 to audition and interview for
           the Spring Concert Season.                                                                             the earliest times,
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                                        AdVISORY BOARd                                                     elizabeth dennard ed.d
                                                                                                              Elizabeth Dennard is the owner and principal       Sam Houston State University. She earned the
carol barwick                                                                                              guidance counselor of Bright Futures Consulting,      Master of Science in Education Administration
   Sixteen years of singing with the Bay Area Cho-     volunteer executive director of this music educa-   founded in 1999. Bright Futures provides person-      degree from the University of Houston/Clear
rus made Carol Barwick a staunch supporter of          tion organization. She maintains an independent     alized counseling services to high school students    Lake. Linda is an advocate for the arts in educa-
this outstanding community chorus. After retir-        piano studio and is a frequent accompanist in       including personal interest testing and analysis,     tion and in all aspects of life.
ing from 30 years as a public school choral music      the Clear Lake area. Her second career as owner/    pre-college academic planning, determination of
teacher, she began working to make the dream of        president of B & B Steel Products (a small manu-    “right fit” schools and college funding strategies.   bette Johnson
establishing a Bay Area children’s chorus a reality.   facturing company) began in 2005. Carol hopes       Dennard’s vision is to encourage young people            Bette Johnson has lived in Nassau Bay since
With the support of the Bay Area Chorus, the Bay       that her experiences as a musician and business-    to pursue informed choices so that they can live      1976. She volunteered with Nassau Bay EMS
Area Youth Singers began rehearsals and perfor-        woman will help her serve effectively on the        their lives with vision and to understand who         for 25 years. She is presently a Master Reading
mances in the spring of 2008. Carol serves as the      advisory board of the Bay Area Chorus.              they are, where they want to go, and how to get       teacher at McWhirter Professional Lab School
                                                                                                           there.                                                in Webster, where she has taught for 21 years.
                                                                                                                                                                 Bette is an active member of St. Paul the Apostle

                                                                             THE GUILd                     barbara F. eads
                                                                                                              Barbara F. Eads retired from the Pasadena
                                                                                                                                                                 Church and is Mayor Pro Tem for the City of
                                                                                                                                                                 Nassau Bay. She has served on City Council for
                                                                                                           Independent School District as the Director of        the past 7 years.
                                                                                                           Fine Arts. Her teaching experiences include
                                                                                 Guild members
                                                                                                           elementary music; middle school band, choir           deborah kidwell
                                                                             contribute their time         and orchestra; high school band, choir, orchestra,       Deborah Kidwell has been involved in public
                                                                             and talent in a variety       drum corps and English. At the university level,      music education for 33 years. She began her
                                                                                of ways, including         she has taught string methods, elementary music       teaching career in Baytown. After teaching
                                                                                daytime projects           methods and theory and supervised student             orchestra there for 8 years, she continued teaching
                                                                                                           teachers. She was the Music Director of the           in Clear Creek ISD until 2003, when she became
                                                                                as well as service         Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra for 10 years          the Director of Visual and Performing Arts for
                                                                                  before, during           and a church choir director for 17 years. Barbara     Clear Creek ISD. She retired from public educa-
                                                                               and after Bay Area          served as president of the Texas Music Educators      tion in 2007. Deborah was named the Outstand-
                                                                                Chorus concerts.           Association, Texas Music Educators Conference,        ing Art Educator for Supervision/Administration
                                                                                                           and Texas Orchestra Directors Association and         of the Year in 2007 by the Texas Art Education
                                                                               The primary focus
                                                                                                           has been on the National Executive Board of the       Association. She is an active church musician
                                                                              of the BAC Guild is          American String Teachers Association as Publica-      at Webster Presbyterian Church. She is the past
                                                                             to provide amenities          tions Chair.                                          president of the Texas Orchestra Directors As-
                                                                                 for our concert                                                                 sociation. Deborah holds Bachelor of Music and
                                                                                audiences and to           Priscilla ennis                                       Master of Education degrees from the University
                                                                                                              Priscilla Ennis came to the Bay Area when her      of Houston.
                                                                                offer support to           husband Bob came to work on the Space Shuttle
                                                                              fundraising, scholar-        program. Ms. Ennis received her BA degree from        Jami lupold
                                                                             ship and community            Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Her                Jami Lupold has taught kindergarten through
                                                                               outreach projects.          career in real estate has spanned 33 years. For the   post-graduate instrumental and vocal music
                                                                                                           past 9 years, she’s been the top-producing agent      education in Texas and New Mexico for 21 years.
                                                                                                           with Re/Max Space Center. A church choir              She has presented at educators conferences and
                                                                                                           member for 30 years, Ms. Ennis has been               workshops at the local, regional and state levels.
                                                                                                           involved with Clear Lake Pan Hellenic and the         Through traditional and innovative techniques,
                                                                                                           Clear Lake Symphony League. She loves music           Jami has inspired and guided students through
                                                                                                           and is very happy supporting the BAC.                 musical experiences, helping them become life-
                                                                                    For more                                                                     long music makers. She is also the owner/pho-
                                                                               information about           linda Fletcher                                        tographer of JL Photography and enjoys hunting,
                                                                                    the Guild,                Linda Fletcher is the Director of Fine Arts for    fishing, gourmet cooking, camping, hiking and
                                                                                                           the Pasadena Independent School District. She         running with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
                                                                                  please E mail            has devoted 32 years to music education, teaching
                                                                             info@bayareachorus.           elementary music and intermediate and high
                                                                                   org or call             school choral music. Linda received her Bachelor
                                                                                 713-684-6030.             of Music Education with vocal emphasis from
dean Muths                                            Pat swartley
   Dean Muths is the Director of Visual and               Pat Swartley is a long-time supporter of the
Performing Arts for the Clear Creek Independent       Clear Lake Symphony and the Bay Area Chorus.
School District. He has lived in Clear Lake           She has assisted the CLS with PR and fund            “To keep young,
since 1964 and graduated from Clear Lake              raising for over 25 years and now brings that
High School in 1975. He has degrees from              experience to BAC as a member of the Board and
Sam Houston State University and the University       Advisory Board. A former band director, Pat has       every day read
of Houston. Mr. Muths has served as a band            played and taught clarinet for most of her adult
director, assistant principal and principal. He has
been married to his wife, Liz, for 26 years and
                                                      life and is presently teaching clarinet for CCISD.
                                                                                                            a poem, hear a
they have two children, Sarah and Ben.                Marilyn wilkins

Gary Vincent navy
                                                         Marilyn Wilkins, owner of Kwik Kopy
                                                      Printing Center in Pasadena since 1992, is
                                                                                                            choice piece of
   Gary Vincent Navy is a graduate of College         on the Board of Directors of the Pasadena
of the Mainland and earned a Machelor of Music        Chamber of Commerce, President of the                 music, view a
from ETSU. He debuted with Houston Grand              North Pasadena Business Association and a
Opera in Jonathan Wade and is a member of the         member of the Rotary Clubs of Pasadena and
Houston Ebony Opera Guild, New Galveston              Deer Park and the Houston East End Chamber            fine painting,
Heritage Chorale and Barbara Tucker’s A Chosen        of Commerce. Her career in music ministry has
Few. He is a guest cantor/soloist in churches/        included positions at Pasadena’s First Presbyte-
synagogues throughout the area. Also involved in      rian Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,        and, if possible,
community theater productions, Mr. Navy, a for-       St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Houston and Grace
mer music educator, has performed with the Bay
Area Chorus, the Houston Masterworks Chorus,
                                                      Presbyterian Church, Victoria. She has taught
                                                      choral music at the high school and college level
                                                                                                           do a good action.
Galveston Symphony, and Opera in the Heights.         and has appeared as a guest soloist with the
Gary is the Coordinator of Liturgy and Music          Victoria Philharmonic and for churches and            Man’s highest
at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in        civic organizations in Victoria, Wichita Falls,
Dickinson.                                            Fort Worth and the greater Houston area.
                                                                                                            merit always
Mary O’neill                                          susan Venier
   Mary O’Neill, a retired high school nurse, is         Susan Venier of Interiors by Decorating Den
presently a parish nurse at St. Paul’s Catholic       has always enjoyed the arts and being creative. As    is, as much as
Church in Nassau Bay where she is also working        an accomplished flutist, she won a music scholar-
with the Samaritans. Mary has been a resident of
the Clear Lake area and a supporter of the Bay
                                                      ship to the University of Oklahoma. However,
                                                      her passion for combining color, design, and
                                                                                                           possible, to rule
Area Chorus for over 42 years. Mary’s husband,        texture won out. Forgoing the music scholarship,
John, is an aerospace consultant. The O’Neills
have 4 children and 13 grandchildren, of whom
                                                      Susan pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Interior
                                                      Design. She is celebrating her 15th year as an
                                                                                                           external circum-
all are avid appreciators of choral music.            independent business owner, helping her clients
                                                      beautify their homes and businesses. Susan comes     stances, and as
Ralph Parr                                            to her clients with all the latest in decorating
  Ralph Parr is a lifelong resident of the Bay        products.
Area and a product of the Clear Creek schools.                                                             little as possible
A strong advocate for the arts, he was a founder
and the first president of the Clear Creek
Country Theatre. He retired from CCISD in                                                                  to let himself be
1994 after 34 years of service as a teacher and
administrator and has been a member of the
CCISD Board of Trustees for 14 years. Ralph
                                                                                                           ruled by them.”
currently works in real estate with his wife
Claudia, a leading broker in the area.                                                                        —Johann Wolfgang
                                                                                                            von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
                                                    2008-2009 BOARd Of dIRECTORS                                                                     CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
                        The Bay Area              President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Surface   Business Partners                  $2500 or more
                           Chorus                 Past President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phyllis B. Harris
                                                  Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Boeder
                                                                                                                                                                                $2000 or more
                                                                                                                                                                                $1500 or more
                                salutes           Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ginger Coffin               Co-sponsors                        $1000 or more
                                                  Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Lodge                     Benefactors                        $ 500 or more
                         Elizabeth Dennard        Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Nickeson                      Patrons                            $ 300 or more
                         for her support of       Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Phillips                    Associates                         $ 150 or more
                                                  Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Ponce                      Friends                            $ 50 or more
                             the annual           Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary W. Lins
                          Bay Area Chorus         Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berry Scott
                         Elizabeth Dennard        Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Dennard
                                                                                                                                              OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE BAC
                         High School Vocal        Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deborah Kidwell                                  Visit your Randall’s Courtesy Booth to obtain
                                                  Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Swartley                             a Good Neighbor Program application. Complete
                            Scholarship.                                                                                                     the form with the BAC charity # 2318, and turn it
                             The scholarship                          Section Leaders                                                        back in. Then, every time you shop at Randall’s, a
                        will be awarded through       Janis Parish, Soprano • Cynthia DePrang, Alto                                          portion of your purchase will benefit the chorus.
                        competitive audition to        Brian McCarty, Tenor • Steve Semerak, Bass
                          a graduating senior     Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maria Schoen                          Set up a Neighbor to Neighbor Account at
                         planning to major in     Historian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeanette Chase                        Kroger by downloading and printing our Kroger
                            music education.      Coordinator, Planning & Development                                                        donation letter found on our “Support BAC ” page
                                                  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Schott                     at The Kroger cashier will
                            The winner will                                                                                                  scan your KrogerPlus Card and the BAC barcode
                             perform at the                                                                                                  included on the letter. After that, each time you
                            April 26 concert.          SUPPORT THE BAY AREA CHORUS                                                           present your KrogerPlus card at checkout, Kroger
                                                     Your support assists the                                                                will donate a portion of their earnings to BAC.
                                                  Bay Area Chorus in its mission
                                                  to contribute to cultural
                                                  enrichment and educational

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                                                    Contributions from
                                                  individuals, businesses and

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Bay Area Chorus
                                                    of choral music
                                                  • Performance opportunities
                                                    for children’s, middle
                                                    high school, college,
                                                    university and church choirs
                                                  • Music specialists to staff
                                                    the community summer
     Janis and Tom Parish                           music camp
                                                  • Artistic growth & develop-
                                                    ment for volunteer singers
        281-286-7131                              • Engagements for
                                                    professional musicians
                                                  • Professional growth for
                                                    area music educators
                                                                fRIENdSWOOd JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY TREBLE CHOIR

                                                The Friendswood Junior High School Varsity          soprano ii            Alto
                                             Treble Choir is comprised of the combined              Piper Boggs           Marley Bourgeois
                                             Chamber and Concert Choir girls at FJH. This           Briann Brannon        Nikki Collins
                                             year the girls received straight superior ratings at   Clare Courtin         Brittany Dolezal
                                             UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest. They            Lindsey Davenport     Kristen Foster
                                             are performing this year’s contest program today.      Alexandra Henderson   Leila Johnson
                                             The Varsity Treble Choir has a tradition of excel-     Ellie Herder          Regan Hughes
                                             lence that is demonstrated by their successes at       Allison Hankins       Karmina Martinez
  The third annual Summer Music Camp         UIL. This year’s superior ratings make their fifth     Meghan Lewis          Kylie Nemecek
 co-sponsored by the Bay Area Chorus,        consecutive Sweepstakes. Many girls in the FJH         Kirsten Mangan        Ariana Randal
       Bay Area Youth Singers and            Varsity Treble Choir are also involved in musical      Madison Milner        Alexandra Semple
 University Baptist Church will be held      productions, colorguard, dance, athletics, Girl        Ruth Merlau           Michaela Stanch
July 13-17, 2009 • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Scouts, Student Council, National Junior Honor         Emily Nagel           Gabrielle Thornhill
      at University Baptist Church.          Society, community outreach programs,                  Jenny Plackemeier     Hannah Tamplain
                                             and church youth groups among many other               Angie Puebla          Holly Valore
 Extended Day Program, 12:30 to 5 pm.        activities.                                            Gabrielle Ruffeno     Briahna Yarberry
  Choral singing, playing hand chimes,                                                              Rachel Slusky
 percussion instruments, music reading          Melissa Smith has been the director of the          Heather Stevens
and musical games for children entering      Friendswood Junior High Choirs for six years.
          grades 2 through 8.                Under her direction, the FJH Choral ensembles
                                             have received many honors at UIL and TMEA
                Check out
                                             contests. Mrs. Smith is a member of the Texas
                                             Music Educators Association and the Texas Choral
   Registration begins March, 2009.
                                             Director’s Association. She and her husband Brian
                                             have a two-year old daughter,

                                             soprano i
                                             Janae Bonnen
                                             Kayla Cox
                                             Casey Dingell
                                             Ashley Ellis
                                             Kimberly Hall
                                             Catherine Harrison
                                             Stephanie Hayes
                                             Haley Holtje
                                             Nicole Krouse
                                             Colleen Landis
                                             Leann Martain
                                             Grace O’Donovan
                                             Molly O’Farrell
                                             Lindsey Shields
                                             Ashleigh Sparks
Alex Gadsby                                                          ALVIN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
elizabeth dennard
scholarship winner
                                     The AHS choral music department consists of         Alvin High school choir
    Alex Gadsby, daughter         175 students in five performing groups. The choir
of Hope and Pete Gadsby,          regularly performs for the senior citizens, the        soprano 1
is the Vice President of the      Rotary Club, Alvin Retired Teacher’s Association,      Bakara Christensen
Symphonic Chorale at Clear        and hosts such events as “Boys Night Out” and          Patricia Holland
Creek High School. She is a       “Choir Day” for local elementary schools. The          Katie Hunter
member of the 2009 Texas          choir is responsible for the production of Broad-      Heather Morrill
Music Educator’s Associa-         way musicals such as Oklahoma, 42nd Street,            Dawn Walters
tion All-State Choir and has      and Seussical, the Musical. Each year, the choir       Jessica Zepeda
participated in choir since 5th   also presents a dinner theatre for teachers, school
grade. Alex also played the       officials, and local dignitaries to show the choir’s   soprano 2
lead role in her senior musical   appreciation for their support. This “Invitation       Maranda Agar
Carousel as Julie Jordan and      Only” show has become one of the most popular          Lauren Lansford
is actively involved in Student   and highly anticipated events in the community,        Tiffany McDowell
Council at her school as a        and a Patron of the Arts is named in recognition       Janel Mercado
minor officer. She plans to       of outstanding contributions to the arts.              Courtney Porter
attend Texas Christian Uni-                                                              Lindsay Stafford
versity next year as a music         Members of the choir also participate in the-
education major and become        atre arts, swimming, tennis, basketball, football,     Alto
an elementary school music        baseball, soccer, band, Student Council, PALS,         Stephanie Basiliere
teacher so that she can share     National Honor Society, cheerleading, drill team,      Emily Coiro
her passion for music with        debate, and weight lifting. Many are enrolled in       Megan Davison
students and help them grow       AP and Honors classes, and participate in their        Emerald Harris
musically.                        church’s youth and music programs. The choir           Kathleen Hill
                                  has been named “Grand Champion” in music fes-          Maryah Lopez
                                  tivals in New York, San Francisco, and Orlando.        Natalie Riggs
                                  Last year, the choir was honored to perform on         Amber Taylor
                                  the USS Missouri in a memorial to those lost at        Ashley Wilson

 “Where                           Pearl Harbour.
                                  brenda Music                                           Cameron Crocker
 words                               Brenda Music has taught secondary choral
                                  music in Alvin for 29 years. She received a BME
                                                                                         Matthew Cryer
                                                                                         Dylan Cumberland

                                  degree from Eastern Kentucky University and an         Norberto Garza
                                  MM from the University of Tennessee. She serves        Patrick Lundy
                                  as secondary choral music chair in Alvin where         Andrew Price

   off                            she is an active advisor, accompanist and mentor
                                  to the district’s five junior high schools. Brenda     bass
                                  has been selected “Most Influential Teacher” by        Rickey Bates
  music                           the school’s top 5% each year since the program’s
                                  inception, and was named District Teacher of the
                                                                                         Lee Buchanan
                                                                                         Andrew Davison

                                  Year in 2008. She is                                   Jonathan Escovedo
                                  assisted by former student Colleen Landgrebe           Brady Hudson
                                  and Voice Instructor, Brittani Nearing who, in         Cody King
                                  addition to offering musical expertise, help keep      Brady Marchand
                                  Brenda’s street credit valid.                          Sean McCravy
                                                                                         Eric Nuncio
    — Heinrich Heine              loretta longoria-Russo                                 Julian Nuncio
       (1797-1856)                  Ms. Longoria-Russo received her Master of            Issac Vasquez
                                  Music in performance from UH, and is currently
                                  music director at Alvin Lutheran Church.
crystal Taber                                          dr. elaine walters                                                                       PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
Priscilla ennis scholarship winner                        Dr. Walters has had a successful career as
   Crystal Taber, daughter of Cindy Gonzalez and       both a concert pianist and organist. She earned
David Taber, is a senior at Pearland High School.      the doctorate in organ performance from the                Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University        Prairie View A&M University. She is currently
                                                                                                              is the second oldest institution of higher education    pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in
A 3- year PHS Choir member and 2-year Kan-             Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and
                                                                                                              in Texas. With an established reputation for pro-       Choral Conducting at the University of Houston.
torei member, she is very active with events such      has since played recitals for several concert series
                                                                                                              ducing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU              Mrs. Taylor is the former director of the Singing
as singing the National Anthem at the Houston          in Houston, including those at Christ Church
                                                                                                              offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 academic majors,     Boys of Houston Preparatory Choir and is found-
Rocket’s games and performing in concerts. She         Cathedral, Palmer Episcopal, and Christ the
                                                                                                              31 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree            ing director of Intermezzo, a professional vocal
has been a member of the Texas Region Mixed            King Lutheran Bach Society. She was featured
                                                                                                              programs through nine colleges and schools. A           ensemble. She has served as adjudicator and choral
Choir for two years and this year was an Area          on National Public Radio’s Pipe Dreams for
                                                                                                              member of the Texas A&M University System,              clinician for numerous choral festivals, and as a
Choir member and named 1st alternate to the            the international debut of the Fisk-Rosales pipe       the University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-     church choir director and accompanist. Mrs. Tay-
Texas All State Choir. This year she will be going     organ at Rice University and, this past year, she      grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching,      lor served as Assistant Conductor of the Houston
to state for the third time for Texas UIL Solo and     was guest artist for the University of Quahillo        research and service.                                   Symphony Chorus during from 2003 until 2006.
Ensemble. In 2008, she attended a summer vocal         (Mexico) International Organ Festival                                                                          She currently serves as Director of Choral Activities
program at New England Conservatory, where                                                                    Prairie View A M University concert chorale             with the Houston Ebony Opera Guild.
she sang a solo at Jordan Hall. Crystal was named      First Methodist Houston sanctuary choir                   The Prairie View A&M University Concert                 Under Mrs. Taylor’s direction, the University
a Texas Music Scholar by Texas Music Educators                                                                Chorale includes students majoring in music as          Concert Chorale has performed to critical acclaim
Association and PHS Outstanding Musician in            Jeri Ann Adams             Todd King                   well as students who are enrolled in other academic     throughout the United States and abroad. In
2008. At PHS, Crystal is President of Art Club,        Stan Adams                  Barbara Kirkpatrick        disciplines of the university. The Chorale’s reper-     September, 2002, the Chorale traveled to Poland to
Vice President of Spanish Honor Society, and is        Laurie Amsler              Danny Kirkpatrick           toire spans several centuries of choral art music,      participate in the International Festival Wratislavia
in the top ten percentile of her class. She plans to   Megan Arnold               Mica Kolb                   including works by African-American composers.          Cantans, a prestigious music festival for choirs and
attend Boston University next fall in pursuit of a     Dee Balderas               Ervin Kroll                 The Chorale is also noted for its emphasis on the       orchestras. Her appointment as Director of Choral
degree in vocal performance.                           Gregory Boe                Kathryn Lee                 preservation and performance of the African-Amer-       Activities at Prairie View A&M University in
                                                       Pat Bonner                 Mary Lewis                  ican spiritual.                                         1996 follows a successful teaching career as piano
Mike ware, director of Music and Fine Arts             Andrea Brown               Mary Marriott                  The ensemble has performed throughout the            instructor and choral director in the Houston ISD.
First Methodist Houston                                Mary Kay Buehler           Deborah Mathews             United States and abroad, regularly engaging in
   Mike Ware is a Past President and State Vocal       James Butcher              Bob Melling                 recruitment concert tours and public relations          Prairie View A&M University concert chorale
Chair of the Texas Music Educators Association.        Ross Mary Dalrymple        Sandi Miller                performances for the University. The Chorale
He recently retired from public school teach-          Sandra Campbell            Sherry Miller               has performed for the Texas Governor’s Office           soprano 1                 Ashley Odum
ing after 30 years. Mr. Ware holds degrees from        Cynthia Douglas            Steve Miller                and appeared with Houston Grand Opera in its            Taylor Brown              Jessica Simmons
Galveston College and Sam Houston State Uni-           Robet Douglas              Martha Moore                production of Scott Joplin’s opera, Treemonisha and     Briana Foster             Danielle Watson
versity where he completed the Masters degree in       Bernie Embrey              Terry Morris                with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Several            Danonja Harris            Charenda Williams
conducting with the late Dr. Bev Henson. Choirs                                                               Chorale members currently sing with Houston             Karen Marshall
                                                        Charles Euton             Anexial Muckelroy                                                                                             Tenor 1
under Mr. Ware’s direction have performed in                                                                  Ebony Opera Guild, which was founded in 1989            Laura Patterson
                                                       Linda Fleming              Deborah Pederson                                                                                              Derrick Bryant,
                                                                                                              by former Department of Music Head and Chorale          Tanitra Paul
Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, and Carnegie        Tamara Fleming             Judy Phillips                                                                                                   Derrick
                                                                                                              director, the late Dr. Robert A. Henry.                 DeTricia Webb
Hall in 2003 and in 2006 as well as performing         Richard Files              Lyle Riggs                                                                                                    Nickolas Hallman
twice for the Texas Music Educators Association        Chris Fiorini              Gina Rowsey                    Most recently, the Chorale performed in concerts     soprano 2                 Shanchez Hill
and Southwestern Division American Choral              David Gaston               Darleen Schauer             under renowned conductors Barbara Baker and             Adriene Bible
Directors Convention.                                                                                         Joseph Flummerfelt at the American Masterpieces                                   Tenor 2
                                                       Lynne Hackedorn            George Tennison                                                                     Jasmine Brock
                                                                                                              an NEA-funded choral festival of American music                                   Gabriel Davis
   Mr. Ware has served in numerous church mu-          Rike Haj                   Jane Thompson                                                                       Barbara Brumley
                                                                                                              held in Houston in January 2008. In May 2008,                                     Michael Dixon
sic positions which include; St. Michael’s Episco-     David Hamilton             Catherine Wafford                                                                   Kristina Gentry
                                                                                                              the Chorale combined with the Houston Choral                                      Jay Pettus
pal Church, Bear Creek Methodist Church, The           Pat Hodges                 Jenae Ware                                                                          Rachel Martin, Rachel
                                                                                                              Society in the premiere performance of Adolphus         Jessica Williams
Woodlands United Methodist Church, Tomball             Pam Holub                  Jeremy Ware                                                                                                   bass 1
                                                                                                              Hailstork’s Set Me On a Rock, a dramatic work for
Methodist Church, The Woodlands Community              Dale Imig                  Shirley Ware                                                                                                  E. Leroy Cook
                                                                                                              soloists, chorus, and orchestra held in May 2008.       Alto 1
Presbyterian Church and First Methodist Church         Amanda Khan                John Weinel                                                                         Andria Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ryan Knight
                                                                                                              In February, 2009 the Chorale joined Dr. Barbara
in Killeen, before being appointed Director of         Bonnnie King               Vicki Westbrook                                                                                               Cordierro Richardson
                                                                                                              Baker in lecture concert sessions on the spiritual      Quodesia Johnson
Music and Fine Arts at First Methodist, Hous-          Philip King                Jesse Woods                                                                                                   Christopher Jackson
                                                                                                              and gospel music at the Texas Music Educators As-       Tiara Jiles
ton. Mr. Ware is a charter member and Associate                                                                                                                                                 Jonathan Gholston
                                                                                                              sociation convention in San Antonio, Texas.             Alexis Moore
Conductor of the Texas Master Chorale.                                                                                                                                Elexia Robinson-White     bass 2
                                                                                                              A. Jan Taylor                                           Kandyce Smith             Remmington Belford
                                                                                                                 A. Jan Taylor, a native of Houston, Texas received                             Allen Espree
                                                                                                                                                                      Alto 2
                                                                                                              the Bachelor of Music degree from the University                                  Miles Hogan
                                                                                                                                                                      Brieonna Gardner
                                                                                                              of Houston, and the Master of Arts degree from
                                                                                                                                                                      Brittany Frank
Sally Schott
Jeanette Chase
The Boeing Company
Priscilla Ennis
   RE/MAX Space Center
David Nickeson &
   MaryEllen Oliver
Houston Arts Alliance
Bill & Pat Surface
Elizabeth Dennard
   Bright Futures Consulting
Anderson Oil
Stephen & Marilyn Glenn
Patricia Swartley
                                 Proud to play a small role in the
Paul Boeder
                               support for the arts in the Bay Area.
David & Maria Schoen
Jim & Ella Rae Stovall
Veronica Bishop
Carolyn Rigsby
                                 Proud to play a small role in the
Charles & Mary Pack
James F. Wilson                support for the arts in the Bay Area.
Dr. & Mrs. John Hart
Dale & Joan Tregre
Lawrence & Irene Ross
Rita and Jim Schumacher
Connie and Dan DeSiato           3000 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
Karla J. Randle Schapansky
Mainland Medical Center

Other donors
Elaine Frickey
Nellie Scott
Time Clock Sales & Service
in-kind donations                3000 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
Bailey’s American Grille
Jeanette Chase           
Jami Lupold, JL Photography

Pennino and Partners
   Communication Consultants
Hilton Houston NASA
   Clear Lake
Veronica Bishop
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      44th Season • Keith Dixon, Musical Director

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                                               It only needs nurturing.                                                          Agency
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                                                                                                                              Garner Vision Center                                        Friendswood United Methodist Church • 110 Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

                                                                                                                                                                                          Guests: Friendswood Junior High School Varsity Treble Choir • Melissa Smith, Director

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                                                                                                                                                                                           Alvin High School Choir • Brenda Music, Director • Colleen Landgrebe, Assistant Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bay Area Chorus Priscilla Ennis High School Vocal Scholarship Winner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bay Area Chorus Elizabeth Dennard High School Vocal Scholarship Winner

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                                                                                                                              Guardian Angel Health                                                        Performers: Bay Area Chorus • Keith Dixon, Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                      First Methodist Houston Sanctuary Choir • Mike Ware, Director

                                                 sponsor the Bay Area Chorus.
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“Music may achieve the highest of all missions:
                                                     Bay Area
she may be a bond between nations, races, and
states, who are strangers to one another in many
ways; she may unite what is disunited, and bring
           peace to what is hostile.”
             — Dr. Max Bendiner                    Estred Schwantes

                                                     Paul Ofield
                                                     1965 - 1967

                                                   Robert Herring
                                                                        Three Locations:
                                                   Robert Bennett
                                                                        South I 45 @ Dixie Farm Rd., Houston
                                                       1965                      281-481-1953
                                                                             4400 Underwood, Deer Park
                                                      Dr. Wayne
                                                       Bedford                   281-542-7200
                                                     1968 - 1969         15800 Space Center Blvd, Houston

                                                      Ray Witt

                                                                      What you can Expect:
                                                     1969 - 1970

                                                    Milton Pullen
                                                    1970 - 1975
                                                                         • No deposits, no long term contracts
                                                    Dr. Ray Moore           • Professional on-site managers
                                                     1975 - 1988             • 24 hour surveillance cameras
                                                                                  • 7 days a week access
                                                      Rob Seible              • All units climate controlled
                                                     1988 - 1995
                                                                              • All units 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 30’
                                                     Keith Dixon            • Use our truck free to move in!
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