Author: Angela

Donald Grantham creates new work

It is hard to believe it is 2016, and we at Chorus Austin are beginning preparations for the final concerts of our 50th Anniversary Celebration. The journey has been fun and rewarding: making beautiful sounds, premiering our holiday commission “On a Winter’s Eve,” bringing a new Brahms translation to life. We are, indeed, honoring our past, enjoying our present and envisioning our future. And it is that very future, helping to create a choral legacy, that we are focused on now. And we invite you to be a part of building that future. We will end our season and...

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Singer Spotlight – Gail Minault

NAME: GAIL MINAULT I am a member of Symphonic Choir Number of years with choir – 16 Why did you decide to join Chorus Austin or why is it important to you? Having sung in choirs and glee clubs through high school, college, and grad school, and then after a long hiatus, I wanted to make music again. As for why it is important: I think that if one is musical, it is important, indeed imperative, to have music in one’s life. Describe Chorus Austin in three words Exhilarating, inspiring, fun What has been your most memorable Chorus Austin experience? That’s a tough...

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Chorus Austin Names Young Composers Competition Winner

Chorus Austin Names Young Composers Competition Winner            Francisco José Carbonell, music director and organist at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis,IN, takes the top spot this year in the second annual Chorus Austin Young Composers Competition. His winning piece, O Sacrum Convivium (O Sacred Banquet) for a cappella, six-voice mixed chorus, will receive its world premiere performance as part of Chorus Austin’s “Southwest Voices” concert May 16 and 17. The concert by Chorus Austin’s select 40-voice Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Ryan Heller, features works by Austin, Texas and southwest composers....

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Singer Spotlight – Rhett Perry

Name Rhett Perry I am a member of… Symphonic Chorus Number of years with Chorus Austin 5 Why did you decide to join Chorus Austin or why is it important to you? I have always loved to sing. It has been a part of my life since I was in grade school. I thought it was so cool that people could make music with their voices, especially acapella music. I enjoyed singing through junior high, high school, college and post college. I decided to join Chorus Austin in the fall of 2007. I had sung with a show choir for many years...

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Singer Spotlight – Allison Poe

Name Allison Poe I am a member of… Symphonic Choir Number of years with Chorus Austin 1 Why did you decide to join Chorus Austin or why is it important to you? Last August I moved to Austin from Gainesville, FL, where I was a part of the Gainesville Civic Chorus. I was so excited to move to Austin, but so sad to leave my beloved choir thinking there was no way another community choir could even compare to GCC in musicianship, camaraderie, and just being so darned amazing. Well, then I found chorus Austin, and my fears were...

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