The Bay Area Chorus 44th Season • Keith Dixon, Musical Director Spotlight on Singing Featuring Composer and Song Leader Nick Page This concert is presented in memory of Andrew Alfonso Palmer (1928 - 2008) Sunday, February 8, 4:00 p.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 The Bay Area Chorus is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance Bay Area Chorus Dinner Cruise Aboard Star Fleet “Star Gazer” Double-Decker Yacht Music by Sergei Galperin First Violinist, Houston Symphony Orchestra Scott Holshouser, Accompanist Principal Keyboard, Houston Symphony Orchestra SundAy, MArcH 29, 2009 Pre-Boarding 1:30 P.M. Cruise 2:00-5:00 P.M. cruise Tickets Upper Deck Salon - $65 per ticket Main Deck Salon - $85 per ticket corporate Sponsor/Individual contributors Musician’s Tables on Main Deck - $500-$1000 Receive 2 tickets at musicians’ table (Limited number available), recognition at dinner and business card ad in remaining BAC Spring concert series. To purchase tickets or make a contribution contact: Gayle Phillipe Upper Deck 832-248-5571 or firstname.lastname@example.org Jami Lupold Main Deck Salon 281-682-5412 or email@example.com LIMITed nuMber OF SeATS! Special Thanks to Corporate Sponsors & Individual Contributors Sergei Galperin Scott Holshouser Jeanette Chase GiGi Gasparini-CoCo’s Salon Elaine Frickey-Farmer’s Insurance Star Fleet Yacht Entertainment Melinda Gardner-State Farm Insurance 13th Annual Bay Area Chorus Cruise Raffle 2009 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 or at the ticket table prior to BAC concerts. We will accept cash or checks. Please make checks payable to the Bay Area Chorus. 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. Alternate Sailing dates/Additional charges Confirmed cruise date September 6, 2009. Alternate dates possible at additional cost. Inclusions: Cruise & port charges, inside cabin. Not included: Date changes, cabin upgrade, gratuities, fuel surcharges, trip insurance, alcohol/soft drinks and spa services. No refunds. Changes not allowed once booked. Valid US passport required. Min. 1 guest 25 years or older. Winner’s Tax Implications The winner must complete an IrS w-9 tax form. All income taxes associated with this cruise will be the responsibility of the winner. For additional information, E mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BAC hot line, 713.684-6030 World Travel International - Almeda Booking Agent PROGRAM The Bay Area Chorus Keith Dixon, Musical Director presents Spotlight on Singing Nick Page, Guest Artist Carol Barwick, Piano • Mendy Alford, Piano This Concert is presented in memory of Andrew Alfonso Palmer (1928-2008) Welcome Mary Voigt, Director of Celebration Ministries Gloria Dei Lutheran Church SInG ALOnG #1: nick Page Paz y Libertad Jose Luis Orozco This Little Light of Mine Traditional Spiritual Mamayog akun Philippine (Mindanao) Folksong, arr. Fabian Obispo BAY AREA CHAMBER SINGERS I Am in need of Music David L. Brunner Elizabeth Bishop (1911 - 1979) duerme negrito Atahualpa Yupanqui, arr. Emilio Sole Cris Gradel, Soloist BAY AREA CHORUS SInG ALOnG #2: nick Page cockles and Mussells Irish Folksong Alive, alive-o, Alive, alive-o Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive-o” Thula Klizeo Joseph Shabalala Too-lah Kli-zee-oh Nah-lah pah sey-ky-ya (Be still my heart, even here I am at home) when in doubt, Tell the Truth Nick Page No. 3 from Three Mark Twain Settings BAY AREA YOUTH SINGERS CONCERT & APPRENTICE CHOIRS Haec dies Kirby Shaw BAY AREA YOUTH SINGERS CONCERT CHOIR Deborah Tidwell, Conductor SInG ALOnG #3: nick Page Alhamdulileh (Arabic for Alleluia) Allaudin Matthieu bashana Ehud Manor, Nurit Hirsch Wait and see, wait and see; What a world there will be, When we share, when we care, you and me. niska banja Serbian Gypsy Dance, arr. Nick Page BAY AREA CHORUS WOMEN My Mom was a woman Sydney Carter, arr. Nick Page Bill Surface, Soloist BAY AREA CHORUS MEN we’re Goin’ Around (from Treemonisha) Scott Joplin, arr. Nick Page Aaron B. Patterson, Soloist BAY AREA CHORUS SInG ALOnG #4: nick Page Sajena Hindu Prayer Sah-jey-nah Moor-ray Gah-rah Ale brider (We are brothers, sisters) Yiddish Folksong Thula S’Thandwa Zulu Lullaby, arr. Nick Page Shine, Shine, Shine Traditional, arr. Nick Page Because you shine for me (echo) And I shine for you, (echo) And we all shine together, (echo) Oh, yes, it’s true! (echo) So let’s all sing together, (echo) This song we know, (echo) This little light, (echo) Ready, set, go! (echo) 1) This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. (3x) Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. 2) Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine. 3) All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine. BAY AREA YOUTH SINGERS & BAY AREA CHORUS PROGRAM NOTES Mamayog akun There is a magic made by melody: a spell of By the end of the 12th century, traders and rest, and quiet breath and cool settlers had introduced the Islamic faith to the Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep, Philippine Islands. Today more than one million to the subaqueous stillness of the sea, Filipinos are Muslims. The Islamic lifestyle that And floats forever in a moon-green pool, held has been preserved through the centuries is quite in the arms of rhythm and of sleep. different from the majority of the Philippine population. This Filipino regional folk song is duerme negrito typical of the Muslim folk tradition. The chants and dances are characterized by vivid colors, Duerme Negrito “Sleep, little black one”, is a rhythmic sounds and movements which reflect the lullaby composed by Yupanqui, one of the most influence of Arabian and Indo-Malaysian cultures. popular Latin American composers of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. The little black child is given I Am in need of Music impossible promises, while the sad plight of the sick, hard-working mother is depicted in word Composer David L. Brunner calls Elizabeth and song. The lyrics point out the dehumanizing Bishop’s Sonnet, “one of those poems that seems conditions slaves endured for centuries in many to sing itself off the page.” He says certain parts of the New World. phrases “are intimate and comforting in their own rhythm. . . I wrote music that is reflective, Sleep, sleep little black one, your mama’s in lush and lyrical, with the text always foremost.” the fields, little one. Sleep, sleep little one. Brunner, Professor of Music and Director of She’s going to bring quail for you, she’s going Choral Activities at the University of Central to bring fresh fruit for you, Florida, has won renown as a conductor, teacher She’s going to bring pork for you, she’s going and award-winning composer. Elizabeth Bishop to bring many things for you. was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949-1950, and a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1956. She’s working hard, working, yes, working and they don’t pay her, working, yes, I am in need of music that would flow over Working and she’s coughing, working, yes, for my fretful, feeling fingertips, her sweet little black one, Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips, with For her little one, yes. melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow. Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low, of some song sung to rest the tired dead, A song to fall like water on my head, and over quivering limbs, dream flushed to glow! Andrew Alfonso Palmer For someone who was not a musician by profes- state, regional and national conventions as well as sion, Andy Palmer certainly had an impact on a a regular at AMC Music, especially at lunch. His lot of people who were. From 1974, when AMC zany sense of humor and insatiable curiosity made Music was founded, through August of 2008 a conversation with Andy memorable. Andy was a friend and confidant of composers, conductors, publishers, performers, educators, Visitors to a convention booth could always editors and music retailers from far and wide. count on Andy for a pithy comment, joke or Through his wife Martha’s involvement in AMC friendly prank, and they looked forward to it. Music and Alliance Music Publications, Andy met The man whose most notable performance was a scores of individuals who were involved in creat- childhood appearance as the Frog Prince played ing, performing, marketing and teaching music. an enduring role in the lives of the music profes- He was a fixture in AMC and Alliance booths at sionals who came to know and love him. PROGRAM NOTES niska banja positions, completed his opera Treemonisha in 1910. A review in the American Musician and Art A Serbian folksong and dance popular Journal called Treemonisha an “entirely new phase throughout the Balkans, the driving 2 + 2 + 2 + 3 of musical art and . . . a thoroughly American rhythm of Niska Banja is extremely infectious and opera style.” Sadly, the world premiere did not stunningly effective. The language is a regional take place until 1972, when Robert Shaw directed Romani dialect. The Romani people are the a performance by Morehouse College and the wandering gypsies who have spread their vibrant Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The opera’s theme culture throughout Europe and the Americas. is that education is the salvation of the Negro The roots of the Romani culture are in India and race, represented by the heroine and symbolic Pakistan and much of their singing and danc- educator Treemonisha. ing have roots in Quawwali singing and Hindu dance. Niska Banja refers to both a municipality Thula S’Thandwa and a spa located in Serbia near the town of Nis. Remains of historical baths have been traced to Nick Page chose three variations for his the year 448. The modern-day Niska Banja is arrangement of this lovely traditional Zulu well-known for its hot radio-active water and is a lullaby. The first two are stated in the piano, first favorite tourist destination. in a simple Mozart-like accompaniment, then with a two against three pattern based on the we’re Goin’ Around mbira (thumb piano) music of Zimbabwe. The from the opera Treemonisha final section quotes the “rock-a-bye-Baby” theme, which the audience is welcome to join in singing. The African American composer Scott Joplin (1868-1917), best known for his ragtime com- —Sally Schott Honoring Connie Carmichael For 36 years of service with the Bay Area Chorus as singer, officer, fundraiser and advocate. The Bay Area Chorus salutes Priscilla Ennis for her support of the annual Bay Area Chorus Priscilla Ennis High School Vocal Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded through competitive audition to a graduating senior planning to major in vocal music. The winner will perform at the April 26 concert. 12933 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77034 (281) 484-6888 Fax (281) 484-9430 The Bay Area Chorus would like to thank our sponsors for showing their support by placing an ad in our concert program. Please patronize these establishments and thank them for supporting the arts. 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Long before the population of formances of major works by Mozart, Beethoven, the Houston metroplex expanded to the shores of Haydn, Durufle, Faure, Vivaldi, Schubert and Clear Lake, this thriving choral group had already Bach. Tours with the BAC have included Ireland, built a following among local residents and in Scotland, England and the Yucatan Peninsula. surrounding communities. An active clinician for workshops and choir More than 75 singers comprise our all- clinics, Mr. Dixon is presently the Choral Direc- volunteer chorus, each bringing unique interests, tor at Kingwood High School. Choirs under his ethnic backgrounds and cultural experiences direction have appeared in honor choir concerts at to the group. In addition to performing choral four state conventions of the Texas Music Educa- masterworks, the chorus also programs traditional tor’s Association as well as at four American Clas- holiday music, historic and contemporary classi- sic Madrigal Festivals. He has prepared Kingwood cal choral music, spirituals and folk songs from High School choruses for such notable conductors around the world. Recent concerts have featured as Moses Hogan, Robert Sund, Maria Guinand and Dr. John Lienhard, founder of KUHF’s The Craig Jessop. His own choral singing participation Engines of Our Ingenuity, legendary composer/ar- has been with the Houston Symphony Chorus, ranger Alice Parker, Composer/Song Leader the Concert Chorale of Houston and the acclaimed Nick Page and Houston gospel recording artist 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 of the Spirit and Appear and Inspire. United Nations International Choir. BAY AREA ChORuS MEMBERS Sopranos: *Rachel Hamlin *Carlee Abschneider Choral Director, Channelview ISD Student, Clear Creek HS Jessica Hampson Dena Anderson Freelance Web Designer Commercial Insurance Assistant Phyllis B. Harris Michele Anderson Church Musician Student, Clear Springs HS Megan Haught Andrea Borck Risk Analyst, NASA German Teacher, Clear Lake HS Roberta Justice *Ginger Coffin Office Assistant, Boeing Environmental Engineer, Houston Refining, LP *Julie Kutac Liz Corley Grad Student, UTMB Administrative Manager, Univar USA Inc. Chris Lodge Jo Evans Administrative Manager, NASA Administrator, Phoenix Services *Charlotte Nicholson Susan Fox Grad Student, UTMB Music Educator/Kindermusik Teacher, ret. Tricia Nolan Elaine Frickey Special Needs Curriculum Coordinator Chief Financial Officer, Frickey Insurance Agency *Janis Parish *Mary Gard Piano Teacher, ret. Choral Director, CCISD Emily Reader *Cris B. Gradel Student Choral Director, La Porte ISD Irene Ross RN Case Manager, Methodist Hospital Sandra Shumate San Jacinto College Professor *Holly Sobolik St. Pius V Claims Adjuster, Progressive Insurance Kathie Stocker Catholic Church Educator, ret. Deborah Tidwell 824 South Main, Pasadena, TX 77506 Artistic Director, Bay Area Youth Singers 713.473.9484 • Fax 713.473.2731 Tabitha Worthington Voice Teacher Pastor Oscar Casttro “Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” —Marion C. Garretty (1917 -) Altos: Yael Barr Alyson Roberts Physician in Residency Training, UTMB Licensed Master Social Worker Beth Blanchard Michelle Salabarria Operational Analyst, Doctors Hospital, Houston Secondary School Counselor Gayle Brown Maria D. Schoen Systems Programmer, NASA Quality Manager, GEO Specialty Chemicals Jeanette Chase Nancy Semerak Voice Teacher, Retired Choral Director Master School Bus Driver, Pearland ISD Debby Collins Kristin Spicer Administrative Manager Teacher’s Assistant *Cynthia DePrang Loree Strege Music Teacher, Pearland ISD Customer Service, ret. Kerrie Dishon Kory Wynegar Cost Engineer, Jacobs Engineering Environmental Compliance Consultant, Vertex Gina Evans Anne Yell Registered Nurse, Mainland Center Hospital Editor, Bastion Technologies, Inc. Jean Zophy Jayne Garza Systems Engineer, United Space Alliance Teacher/Office Manager Melissa Hamlin Tenors: Student *Isaias Degollado Johnnie A. Henderson Assistant Choral Director, Galena Park HS Computer Programmer, United Space Alliance, ret. *Timothy Foster Ann Huysman Medical Student, UTMB Music Teacher, Church Musician *Brian McCarty Teresa Jensen IT Analyst, ExxonMobil RN Case Manager Sue Kim Homemaker Seraphine Kolar Educator, Church Organist, ret. Mary W. Lins Data Manger, NASA Marsha Mains Portfolio Admin, Investment Banking Vikki Marsh Environmental Engineer Danielle Marcelle Student, San Jacinto College Kari Miller Technical Writer/Editor Michelle Perez Choral Director, McAdams JH, Dickinson Gayle Phillippe Technical Trainer Angela Reader Web Design Project Manager Deborah Rhodes Music Educator, ret. David Nickeson Larry Petersen Physician, Mainland Pulmonary Associates Biology Professor, San Jacinto College *Daniel R. Ponce *Rob Phillips Choral Director/Fine Arts Dept. Chair, Choral Director, Clear Springs HS, CCISD Galena Park HS *Johnny Sangree David Schoen Aerospace Engineer, United Space Alliance Chemical Engineer, Dow Chemical Company Berry Scott Lee Stocker Chemical Engineer, ret. Registered Piano Technician, Steven Semerak Minister of Music, ret. Chemical Engineer Bill Surface Brad Thompson Regional Sales Manager, Express Industries Professor, UT Medical Branch bass: *Bay Area Chamber Singers *Paul Boeder Engineer, Boeing *Bill Boyce Sally Schott Engineer, Boeing A Pasadena ISD Choral Director from 1965 Mark Harmon - 2004, Sally Schott currently supervises UH and Student, San Jacinto College SHSU student teachers and is an educational consul- Michael Carter Matthews tant for Spring ISD, the Houston Chamber Choir, Web Application Developer, Houston Chronicle Conroe ISD and American Classic Music Festivals. Bob McGill Her awards include PISD High School Teacher of Engineer, United Space Alliance the Year (1979), Texas Excellence Award for Out- *Aaron B. Patterson standing High School Teachers (1989), the Univer- Elementary Music Specialist, Pasadena ISD sity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Alumni Hall of Fame (1996), the South Houston High School Honored Former Faculty Member (2007), the Texas Choral Directors Association Choral Excellence Award (2008) and the BAC Distinctive Service to the Arts Award (2008). Ms. Schott is a past presi- dent of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Southwestern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. A founding partner of Alliance Music Publications, other publishing projects include A children’s choir promoting healthy develop- two state-adopted secondary textbooks and a mono- ment of the singing voice, development of music graph for the American Choral Directors Association. reading skills, and exposure to choral music of the Recent collaborations include sight reading books highest quality. Children rehearse and perform for secondary choirs, John Yarrington’s book “Have under the direction of professional We Had This Conversation” and a DVD featuring music educators. Sandra Snow, Conductor/Teacher: Real-World Strat- egies for Success”. Educational DVDs featuring Paul The Bay Area Youth Singers invite children in Salamunovich and Weston Noble were produced by grades 2-9 to audition and interview for Quaid/Schott Media Productions in 2005-2006. the Spring Concert Season. The Bay Area Chorus appears throughout the Noble DVD, which was filmed at Gloria Dei Lutheran Classes meet Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Church. Ms. Schott has been a consultant for the University Baptist Church. Bay Area Chorus since 2004 and presently serves as Coordinator of Planning and Development. Visit the website at www. bayareayouthsingers.org or E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for information. MiSSiON STATEMENT ADViSORY BOARD Barbara Eads • Priscilla Ennis The mission of the Bay Area Chorus is to en- rich the Houston and Galveston Bay area through Linda Fletcher • Deborah Kidwell the powerfully expressive eloquence of choral Gary Navy • Mary O’Neill music. Ralph Parr • Patricia Swartley Marilyn Wilkins • Mary Voigt GOALS Susan Venier • Connie Carmichael Jami Lupold • Dean Muths • To provide educational outreach for audiences, Bette Johnson • Elizabeth Dennard chorus members and the local student commu- Carol Barwick nity through the presentation of varied styles of choral music, including both contemporary and classical • To provide the opportunity for singers in the community to participate in the preparation and performance of high quality choral music • To demonstrate the continuity between student and adult performance opportunities by inviting area youth to participate in concerts • To provide scholarships for the study of choral music • To co-sponsor a summer music camp for children in the community “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, H. Tim Hudson, CFP, CLU CRPS Silver Star Financial, Inc. President 12337 Jones Road, Suite 424 and to the latest.” Houston, Texas 77070 Phone: (281) 477-3847 Fax: (281) 477-3849 Email: email@example.com —Henry David Thoreau Web: www.sstarfinancial.com (1817 - 1862) Investment Advisor Representative offering securities and advisory services through AIG Financial Advisors, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC ADViSORY BOARD carol barwick Sixteen years of singing with the Bay Area Cho- volunteer executive director of this music educa- rus made Carol Barwick a staunch supporter of tion organization. She maintains an independent this outstanding community chorus. After retir- piano studio and is a frequent accompanist in ing from 30 years as a public school choral music the Clear Lake area. Her second career as owner/ teacher, she began working to make the dream of president of B & B Steel Products (a small manu- establishing a Bay Area children’s chorus a reality. facturing company) began in 2005. Carol hopes With the support of the Bay Area Chorus, the Bay that her experiences as a musician and business- Area Youth Singers began rehearsals and perfor- woman will help her serve effectively on the mances in the spring of 2008. Carol serves as the advisory board of the Bay Area Chorus. ThE GuiLD Guild members contribute their time and talent in a variety of ways, including daytime projects as well as service before, during and after Bay Area Chorus concerts. The primary focus of the BAC Guild is to provide amenities for our concert audiences and to offer support to fundraising, scholar- ship and community outreach projects. For more information about the Guild, please E mail info@bayareachorus. org or call 713-684-6030. elizabeth dennard ed.d Elizabeth Dennard is the owner and principal Sam Houston State University. She earned the guidance counselor of Bright Futures Consulting, Master of Science in Education Administration founded in 1999. Bright Futures provides person- degree from the University of Houston/Clear alized counseling services to high school students Lake. Linda is an advocate for the arts in educa- including personal interest testing and analysis, tion and in all aspects of life. pre-college academic planning, determination of “right fit” schools and college funding strategies. bette Johnson Dennard’s vision is to encourage young people Bette Johnson has lived in Nassau Bay since to pursue informed choices so that they can live 1976. She volunteered with Nassau Bay EMS their lives with vision and to understand who for 25 years. She is presently a Master Reading 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 barbara F. eads Church and is Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Barbara F. Eads retired from the Pasadena 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 elementary music; middle school band, choir deborah Kidwell and orchestra; high school band, choir, orchestra, Deborah Kidwell has been involved in public drum corps and English. At the university level, music education for 33 years. She began her she has taught string methods, elementary music teaching career in Baytown. After teaching 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 Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra for 10 years the Director of Visual and Performing Arts for and a church choir director for 17 years. Barbara Clear Creek ISD. She retired from public educa- served as president of the Texas Music Educators tion in 2007. Deborah was named the Outstand- 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 has been on the National Executive Board of the Association. She is an active church musician American String Teachers Association as Publica- at Webster Presbyterian Church. She is the past tions Chair. president of the Texas Orchestra Directors As- sociation. Deborah holds Bachelor of Music and Priscilla ennis Master of Education degrees from the University Priscilla Ennis came to the Bay Area when her of Houston. husband Bob came to work on the Space Shuttle program. Ms. Ennis received her BA degree from Jami Lupold Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Her Jami Lupold has taught kindergarten through 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- long music makers. She is also the owner/pho- Linda Fletcher tographer of JL Photography and enjoys hunting, 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. has devoted 32 years to music education, teaching elementary music and intermediate and high school choral music. Linda received her Bachelor 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 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 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 life and is presently teaching clarinet for CCISD. been married to his wife, Liz, for 26 years and they have two children, Sarah and Ben. Marilyn wilkins Marilyn Wilkins, owner of Kwik Kopy Gary Vincent navy Printing Center in Pasadena since 1992, is 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 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 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, community theater productions, Mr. Navy, a for- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Houston and Grace mer music educator, has performed with the Bay Presbyterian Church, Victoria. She has taught Area Chorus, the Houston Masterworks Chorus, choral music at the high school and college level 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 at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in civic organizations in Victoria, Wichita Falls, Dickinson. Fort Worth and the greater Houston area. 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 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 ship to the University of Oklahoma. However, the Clear Lake area and a supporter of the Bay her passion for combining color, design, and Area Chorus for over 42 years. Mary’s husband, texture won out. Forgoing the music scholarship, John, is an aerospace consultant. The O’Neills Susan pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Interior have 4 children and 13 grandchildren, of whom Design. She is celebrating her 15th year as an all are avid appreciators of choral music. independent business owner, helping her clients beautify their homes and businesses. Susan comes 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. 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 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 currently works in real estate with his wife Claudia, a leading broker in the area. “To keep young, every day read a poem, hear a choice piece of music, view a fine painting, and, if possible, do a good action. Man’s highest merit always is, as much as possible, to rule external circum- stances, and as little as possible to let himself be ruled by them.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) “We know an age more vividly through its music than its historians.” Rosanne Ambrose-Brown The Bay Area Chorus salutes Elizabeth Dennard for her support of the annual Bay Area Chorus Elizabeth Dennard High School Vocal Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded through competitive audition to a graduating senior planning to major in music education. The winner will perform at the April 26 concert. 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Daniel Ponce Friends $ 50 or more Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary W. Lins Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berry Scott Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Dennard OThER WAYS TO SuPPORT ThE BAC Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deborah Kidwell Visit your Randall’s Courtesy Booth to obtain Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Swartley a Good Neighbor Program application. Complete the form with the BAC charity # 2318, and turn it Section Leaders back in. Then, every time you shop at Randall’s, a Janis Parish, Soprano • Cynthia DePrang, Alto portion of your purchase will benefit the chorus. Brian McCarty, Tenor • Steve Semerak, Bass Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maria Schoen Set up a Neighbor to Neighbor Account at Historian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeanette Chase Kroger by downloading and printing our Kroger Coordinator, Planning & Development donation letter found on our “Support BAC ” page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Schott at www.bayareachorus.org. The Kroger cashier will scan your KrogerPlus Card and the BAC barcode included on the letter. After that, each time you SuPPORT ThE BAY AREA ChORuS present your KrogerPlus card at checkout, Kroger Your support assists the Bay Area Chorus in will donate a portion of their earnings to BAC. its mission to contribute to cultural enrichment and educational outreach. Contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations provide: • Uplifting presentations for the community at large • Scholarships for the study of choral music • Performance opportunities for children’s, middle school, high school, college, university and church choirs • Music specialists to staff the community summer music camp • Artistic growth & develop- ment for volunteer singers • Engagements for professional musicians • Professional growth for area music educators ThE BAY AREA YOuTh SiNGERS The Bay Area Youth Singers is a non-profit, independent choral organization established for the purpose of promoting music education through choral singing. Incorporated in 2008, the group has grown from 22 to 44 singers in just one year. Regular 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. rehearsals on Tuesday include vocal technique, lessons in music reading, and the development of the poise and musicianship necessary for high quality performances. In addi- tion to presenting a Christmas and Spring Concert, the choir sings at various community events. The choir is open to children in grades 2-8; they may sing in the apprentice or concert choirs, depending on music background and skills. The Bay Area Youth Singers along with their parent organization, the Bay Area Chorus, co- sponsors a summer music camp at University Baptist Church. The third annual music camp is scheduled for July 13-17, 2009. Information is available at www.bayareayouth singers.org or by calling 832-425-2329. BAYS PROfESSiONAL STAff deborah L. Tidwell deborah L. Tidwell is artistic director of BAYS and directs the concert choir. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from Baylor Uni- versity and has 30 years of experience in public education as a choral director. She also conducts the S.E. chapter of the Singing Women of Texas and serves as a clinician and adjudicator for UIL contests and choral festivals. Her mission is to in- The third annual Summer Music Camp still a love for quality, healthy singing in children. co-sponsored by the Bay Area Chorus, Bay Area Youth Singers and Mike Tuneberg University Baptist Church will be held Mike Tuneberg, director of the BAYS Apprentice July 13-17, 2009 • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Choir, holds a bachelors degree in music educa- at University Baptist Church. tion from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and did graduate work in opera performance at Loyola Extended Day Program, 12:30 to 5 pm. University in New Orleans. He has been a music Choral singing, playing hand chimes, educator for 20 years, teaching elementary through percussion instruments, music reading adult choirs. Mike is presently choral director at and musical games for children entering Thompson Intermediate School in Pasadena I.S.D. grades 2 through 8. Check out Mendy Alford www.bayareayouthsingers.org Mendy Alford, Accompanist for BAYS, received Registration begins March, 2009. her bachelors degree in organ performance the University of Houston. She is organist at Clear Lake Presby- terian Church and also teaches K-5th grade music at Bay Area Charter Elementary School. carol barwick carol barwick, Pianist and Executive Director of BAYS, received music degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and Florida State University. After 30 years of public school music teaching, she retired and devoted her energies to starting a children’s choir. She also maintains an independent piano studio with 28 students, serves as pianist for Taylor Lake Chris- tian Church, and is the CEO and owner of B & B Steel Products, Inc. BAY AREA YOuTh SiNGERS CONCERT ChOiR Deborah Tidwell, Director Berlin, Kim Cantu, Morgan Cruz, Jumirey Delhomme, Leslie Ferrell, Rainy Fiske, Lauren Fore, Laura Gaylor, Rachel Hamilton, Keltie Isabell, Elizabeth LeVasseur, Amber Lee, Savannah Lyles, Shelby Salas, Lauren Stewart, Jalynn Weber, Caroline BAY AREA YOuTh SiNGERS APPRENTiCE ChOiR Mike Tuneberg, Director Bishop, Kaleigh Clay, Aysia Dong, Alina Fursh, Michael Greenlee, Russell Andrew Guidry Hamilton, Ross Johnston, Rieka Johnston, Katie Lampley, Meagan Lu, Rachel Martinez, Monica Ortega, Brenda Roberts, Katie Senderling, Dylan Tanet, Andrew Templin, Trinity Zerpa, Paola Zehentner, Claire Zehentner, Sophia BAC CONTRiBuTORS underwriter Sally Schott Jeanette Chase Sponsors The Boeing Company co-sponsors Priscilla Ennis RE/MAX Space Center David Nickeson & MaryEllen Oliver benefactors Houston Arts Alliance Bill & Pat Surface Elizabeth Dennard Bright Futures Consulting Patrons Anderson Oil Stephen & Marilyn Glenn Patricia Swartley Associates Paul Boeder David & Maria Schoen Jim & Ella Rae Stovall Friends Veronica Bishop Carolyn Rigsby Charles & Mary Pack James F. Wilson Dr. & Mrs. John Hart Dale & Joan Tregre Lawrence & Irene Ross Rita and Jim Schumacher Connie and Dan DeSiato Karla J. Randle Schapansky Mainland Medical Center Other donors Elaine Frickey Nellie Scott Time Clock Sales & Service In-kind donations Bailey’s American Grille Jeanette Chase Jami Lupold, JL Photography Pennino and Partners Communication Consultants Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Veronica Bishop Nick Page Composer and Song Leader Nick Page’s work with singers, especially young voices, is becoming legendary. He composes music that captures hearts and imagination like no other and his work as guest conductor throughout North America and Europe has brought reactions of awe. He will be a featured clinician at the Texas Music Educator’s Association convention in San Antonio February 12-14, 2009. While in San Antonio he will also visit elementary schools, present a workshop for teachers and conduct a power sing with the members of the San Antonio Children’s Chorus, Marguerite McCormack, Director. Beginning in the early eighties when Nick was a conductor of the Chicago Children’s Choir (now celebrating fifty years), Nick has challenged young singers to reach beyond all expectations to create pure magnificence, a word of which he is quite fond. The word is heard repeatedly in Nick Page’s credo, SING AND SHINE ON published by World Music Press as well as in his book on integrating music into the classroom, MUSIC AS A WAY OF KNOWING. Since leaving the Chicago Children’s Choir Nick has been honored to work with youth choirs in Scotland, Costa Rica, and throughout North America. To name a few: Campbell River Children’s Chorus in British Columbia, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, the Nebraska Children’s Choir, the Syracuse Children’s Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, the Young People’s Chorus of New York, the Boston Children’s Chorus, plus many honors choral festivals. He has over fifty published choral works in many styles and voicings. His website (www.nickmusic.com) lists all his publications and contains articles and resource information on multicultural music. Nick holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Lesley University. Nick has had the joy to have worked with or studied with Alice Parker, Jack Langstaff, Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Joseph Shabalala, Bobby McFerrin, Lorna Cooke deVaron, Don Campbell, and Richard Greene of “The Bobs.” He now travels the world leading sings, workshops and concerts for all ages. Nick founded Boston’s Mystic Chorale in 1990 based on his belief that singing is an act of compassion – when we sing, we make the world a more beau- tiful place. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” —Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885) Proud to play a small role in the support for the arts in the Bay Area. Proud to play a small role in the support for the arts in the Bay Area. 3000 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058 www.houstonnasaclearlake.hilton.com 281.333.9300 3000 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058 www.houstonnasaclearlake.hilton.com 281.333.9300 MEMORABLE PERfORMANCES Johann S. Bach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magnificat George F. Handel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Messiah Ludwig von Beethoven . . . . . . Mass in C Minor Rob Landes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Images Leonard Bernstein . . . . . . . . . Chichester Psalms (with the Rob Landes Trio) Johannes Brahms . . . . . . . . . A German Requiem Carl Orff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmina Burana Benjamin Britten . . . . . . . A Ceremony of Carols Giovanni Pergolesi . . . . . . . . . . .Mass in F Major Maurice Duruflé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Requiem Randall Thompson . . . . A Testament of Freedom Gabriel Fauré . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Requiem Ralph Vaughan Williams . . . .Dona Nobis Pacem George Gershwin . . . . . . . . . . . . Porgy and Bess Antonio Vivaldi (concert version) . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloria, Stabat Mater & Te Deum JOIN BAC! JOINJoin BAC! BAC! Join Join Go to firstname.lastname@example.org BAC! BAC! to schedule an audition. Talent is everywhere. It only needs nurturing. R Clear Lake Banking Center 281-486-7800 www.banksterling.com Member FDIC 08STER564_BayAreaChorus_SSvMusic_5x4_BW.indd 1 9/16/08 1:56:48 PM PROGRAM ADVERTiSERS 888 Bistro Mark Lamere, Jr. Support BAC Access Self Storage State Farm Insurance Amegy Bank of Texas Associates Houston My Flooring America Amegy Bank of Texas Outback Steakhouse League City Percy C. Butcher, III, Angeles Lai Zayas, MD D.D.S. B J’s Restaurants, Inc. Phoenix Industrial Remarkable Card Bay Area Chorus Services, LP Directors Positive Impressions (code 2318) Bay Area Youth Singers Priscilla Ennis Bosone’s Re/Max Clear Lake Brian Worrell Prosperity Bank Prudential Red Lobster Bright Futures Reliability Direct Carrabba’s Italian Grill Rob Seible Singers Chill’s Interiors Salon Amici Christopher Moore, Samurai D.D.S. Shipley Donuts Classy Chassis Car SilverStar Financial Wash Sleep Diagnostics Clear Lake Symphony Space Center Respira- Share Card Co Co’s Hair Salon tory Equipment Connie Carmichael St. Pius V Catholic Crystal Dry Cleaners Church Deer Park Animal Sterling Bank The Bay Area Chorus 44th Season • Keith Dixon, Musical Director Hospital Tasos & Sons Jewelers Douglas A. Terry, Village on the Park D.O.S. Wallpapers Inn Frickey Insurance Agency Gardner - State Farm Insurance Spotlight on Singing Garner Vision Center Featuring Composer and Song Leader Nick Page This concert is presented in memory of Greek Deli Café Andrew Alfonso Palmer (1928 - 2008) & Imports Sunday, February 8, 4:00 p.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 Guardian Angel Health The Bay Area Chorus, Keith Dixon, Musical Director Guests Bay Area Youth Singers, Deborah Tidwell, Director Care Hilton The Bay Area Chorus is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance Interiors by Decorating Den Susan Venier Kim Jewelers The Bay Area Chorus Kwik-Kopy Printing 44rd Season • Spotlight on Singing Las Haciendas Program Design/Layout Los Ramirez by Sandy Newcomb Lymphedema Centers Mainland Allergy Clinic ’TUDES Graphic Design Mainland Pulmonary 832.851.5604 • email@example.com Assoc. senewcomb.com “Music may achieve the highest of all missions: Bay Area she may be a bond between nations, races, and Chorus states, who are strangers to one another in many Directors ways; she may unite what is disunited, and bring 1965-2009 peace to what is hostile.” — Dr. Max Bendiner Estred Schwantes 1965 Paul Ofield 1965 - 1967 Robert Herring 1965 Robert Bennett 1965 Dr. Wayne Bedford 1968 - 1969 Ray Witt 1969 - 1970 Milton Pullen 1970 - 1975 Dr. Ray Moore 1975 - 1988 Rob Seible 1988 - 1995 Keith Dixon 1995 - 2009 The BAY AREA ChORuS 44th Season Illumination Keith Dixon, Musical Director www.bayareachorus.org • firstname.lastname@example.org • 713.684.6030 Illuminating Illumination: intellectual or spiritual enlightenment. Explore the rich heritage of Scandinavian and Baltic choral music in the Bay Area Chorus presentation of “Northern Lights”. The BAC season finale also will feature high school, church and university ensembles performing a varied repertoire. April 26 Tickets: $7 in advance; at the door $10 Adults -$8 Students/Sr. 65+ May 3: no admission fee; donations only Sunday, April 26, 4:00 p.m. Friendswood United Methodist Church 110 Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 Guests: Friendswood uMc Spirit Singers Candy Bernsen, Director Alvin High School chamber choir Brenda Music, 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 Guests: First uMc Sanctuary choir Mike Ware, Director Prairie View A & M concert chorale A. Jan Taylor, Director Three Locations: South I 45 @ Dixie Farm Rd., Houston 281-481-1953 4400 Underwood, Deer Park 281-542-7200 15800 Space Center Blvd, Houston 281-480-2100 What you can Expect: • No deposits, no long term contracts • Professional on-site managers • 24 hour surveillance cameras • 7 days a week access • All units climate controlled • All units 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 30’ • Use our truck free to move in!
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