I am pleased to announce that I will be conducting the Rhode Island All-State Senior High School Honor Choir. I had a wonderful time working adjudicating the Rhode Island Senior High School Festival last year and look forward to making music with these wonderful students!
Chorosynthesis Singers was named the 2nd place Winner of The American Prize for Choral Performance, Professional Division based on our live recordings of our inaugural concert as a professional ensemble. To check out our award-winning performances go to https://soundcloud.com/chorosynthesis/sets/american-prize-portfolio
I am excited to be a guest conductor/clinician for the Children's Chorus of Springfield Celebration in Song Festival. Press Release below:
Marcos Carreras and the Children’s Chorus of Springfield
To Host Celebration in Song Festival
Five New England Children’s Choirs to Perform under Direction
of Guest Conductor Charles Bruffy on May 23
Springfield, MA –More than 150 children, representing choral groups from
Massachusetts and Connecticut, will perform in concert under the direction of
Grammy award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy on Saturday, May 23 at
3:00p.m. The free event will be held at historic Court Square in downtown
Springfield. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to
Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, on the street level. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno
will serve as MC for the event. Guest speakers include State Representatives
Jose Tosado and Carlos Gonzalez.
According to Carreras, “ This is an opportunity for the City of Springfield
to witness the power of choral music in its midst.” Young people will be
traveling to Springfield for an all-day choral clinic, followed by the 3:00 p.m.
concert. The children will have the opportunity to work with a number of
outstanding college and university faculty members including:
Julius P. Williams, Berklee College of Music
Dr. Wendy K. Moy, Connecticut College
Dr. Carolina Flores, Manchester Community College
Dr. Jamie Spillane, UConn
Dr. Amelia Nagoski, Western New England University
According to Katie Stebbins, Children’s Chorus of Springfield board
president, “This is a huge undertaking for any one organization. We are
indebited to a number of generous donors including: The Lewis-Sebring
Family Foundation, MassMutual, UMass Center at Springfield, Health New
England, Springfield Cultural Council, PeoplesBank, Puerto Rican Cultural
Council, Falcetti Music, Avia Full Body, and Freedom Credit Union.”
Media sponsors include MassLive, the Republican, El Pueblo Latino,
NEPR and WGBY.
I'm excited to be conducting the Connecticut College Chamber Choir and Orchestra in a collaborative performance of Handel's Messiah on November, 15, 2014 at Evans Hall.
I am happy to announce that the Bellevue Chamber Chorus has released a holiday CD entitled "Christmas Vision, Winter Dreams." It includes a couple of live tracks from last season's concerts as well as several tracks that we laid down in the studio. Thank you to the chorus and artistic director Fred Lokken for the invitation to be a part of this 30th anniversary project! You can purchase the CD at concerts or at CD Baby.
Exploring light and darkness through chant and the music of Holst, Brahms, Elgar, Mendelssohn, Lauridsen, Whitacre & Gjeilo
Harkness Chapel on the campus of Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320
Admission: $5 adult, $3 student
Free for Connecticut College Faculty, Staff & Students
Reception to follow
LIVE STREAMThis concert will be live-streamed at http://new.livestream.com/conncoll/events/2508812
More information: www.music.conncoll.edu
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
Wendy Moy, Guest Music Director
Bellevue Chamber Chorus closes its season with Choral Masters, a tribute to the inspiring musical genius of some of the great choral composers through the ages. This concert will feature sacred treasures such as Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus and Exultate Deo, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place from Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Bruckner’s Locus Iste and the rousing Va, Pensiero from Verdi’s opera Nabucco (in celebration of his 200th birthday). This concert will also feature secular gems such as Copland’s The Promise of Living, Randall Thompson’s Choose Something Like a Star from Frostiana, Morten Lauridsen’s Sure on This Shining Night, Britten’s Evening Primrose (in celebration of his centenary), and many more. Don’t miss this showcase of choral classics!
Performances of Choral Masters take place at the following venues:
May 11, 2013 – 7:30 pm – East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue
May 18, 2013 – 7:30 pm – St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina
Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $9 for children 12 and under. Group sales are also available.
To order tickets, or for more information, call (425) 881-0445, or go to the Chorus website at www.BellevueChamberChorus.org. Tickets are also available through Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
We invite you to journey with the Bellevue Chamber Chorus through the "Seasons of Love" -- from the enchantment of falling in love, to the joy of being in love, the conflict of love gone awry, and the peace of love reconciled. March 9 & 10, 2013
I had the wonderful opportunity to be a Conducting Associate in the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute/Transient Glory Conducting Symposium led by Francisco Nunez in February 2012. During the day, we studied contemporary choral works with the composers giving insight. In the evening, there were premieres of new choral works by the Young People's Chorus of New York and the Jack Quartet. Here we are with Bright Sheng, Joan Tower, and David Del Tredici at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
Our choirs have prepared a wonderful concert for you. We hope to see you there!
The Bellevue Chamber Chorus opened it's 29th season with "Joy to the World", a celebration of music from around the world including a regional premiere of Eric Whitacre's "Goodnight, Moon."