Keiser Concert Series: Chapel Choir Bon Voyage Concert

William Fletcher
On Friday, February 28, 2014, The Keiser Concert Series of St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, will present a Bon Voyage Concert on the eve of the Chapel Choir’s 10-day tour of England.
 
The program will feature The Chapel Choir of St. Paul’s School, Nicholas White, director with Brent Erstad, organ and Jane Harrison, oboe, performing works by Aston, Cooman, Gawthrop, Guillaume, Paulus, Rutter, Thompson, White, and others.
 
The concert, which will be held in the CHAPEL OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL on the St. Paul’s campus, will begin at 7:30 PM. The public is invited, ADMISSION IS FREE. For more information, please call (603) 229-4680 or 229-4645.
On Friday, February 28, 2014, The Keiser Concert Series of St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, will present a Bon Voyage Concert on the eve of the Chapel Choir’s 10-day tour of England.
 
The program will feature The Chapel Choir of St. Paul’s School, Nicholas White, director with Brent Erstad, organ and Jane Harrison, oboe, performing works by Aston, Cooman, Gawthrop, Guillaume, Paulus, Rutter, Thompson, White, and others.
 
The concert, which will be held in the CHAPEL OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL on the St. Paul’s campus, will begin at 7:30 PM. The public is invited, ADMISSION IS FREE. For more information, please call (603) 229-4680 or 229-4645.
 
 
The Choirs of St. Paul’s School?
Maintaining an important School tradition of excellence for nearly 150 years, the choral program at
St.Paul’s School provides a collaborative training ground for nearly 140 young singers to develop vocal and choral technique and to nurture an artistic sense of musicianship. There are three choral ensembles, each enjoying an active performance schedule throughout the school year. Regular concerts, services, and occasional tours make up an important part of the choirs’ activities. Recent engagements have taken groups to Boston, New York City, South Africa, and Cuba, and in March 2014, the Chapel Choir will spend ten days on a tour of England. The repertoire of the choir encompasses a broad range of styles, holding the Western classical canon and other global and contemporary musical expressions in equal esteem. The choirs have worked with guest conductors including Edward Jones, Gary Davison, Paul Halley, and Mark Miller and have hosted workshops with groups such as Coralina (Cuban Chamber Choir), The Choir of Clare College, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. They have premiered new works by composers such as Dorothy Papadakos, Robert Powell, Richard Webster, Malcolm Bruno, and Augusta Read Thomas 82, along with current members of the faculty, William Fletcher and Nicholas White. Their two most recent CDs, “What Sweeter Music” and “…and the busy world is hushed” are available from the School bookstore or on iTunes, and a new recording is planned for release in summer 2014.
 
The Chapel Choir
The primary responsibility of the Chapel Choir is to provide music for services in the School’s historic Chapels. Rehearsals take place most days, whether early morning, at lunchtime, or during the evening, and each week there are various events for which there is special music to prepare. These can range from Community Worship on Sunday morning, convocations, evensongs, compline services, and concerts to collaborations with other choirs either on or off campus. The Chapel Choir members work regularly with vocal coaches and section leaders and are encouraged to take voice lessons.
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