Chorosynthesis Singers Named 2nd place Winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, Professional Division

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

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Guest Conductor/Clinician for Celebration in Song Festival

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.

CELEBRATION

2015

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.

CD released with Bellevue Chamber Chorus

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.  

illumina: Fall Choral Concert at Connecticut College

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 

Choral Masters Press Release

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.

 

Carnegie Hall Choral Institute

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.

Transient Glory Symposium presented by
Carnegie Hall Choral Institute and
Young People’s Chorus of New York City®
Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director and Founder
Photo by Stephanie Berger