Sixty Years And Counting!
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The Contemporary Chorale Presents
The First Sixty Years: An Anniversary Celebration
Richardson's premier community choir invites you to join in the celebration.
"When I Hear Music" will be May 14th, 2016 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson. Our Guest Artist and host will be Nancy Brunson, WRR 101.1 radio personality. The Chorale is thrilled to invite Nancy to our stage!Scott Bardin will also be joining us again this year.
The Contemporary Chorale announces the return of The Virtual Contemporary Chorale, inviting singers from around the world to record and upload videos of themselves singing to a video of our Artistic Director, Melanie Moore, conducting “When I Hear Music.” A video producer will construct a master video from these recordings to create The Virtual Contemporary Chorale that will play simultaneously with the live Contemporary Chorale during two performances in May.
Moore explained, “We are so thrilled to bring back The Virtual Contemporary Chorale. In 2014, The Virtual Chorale had its inaugural performance singing, “Somewhere,” from West Side Story. We had a fabulous response with over 20 participants from as far away as Norway and Australia. This year is our 60th Anniversary Celebration and our goal for this year’s Virtual Chorale is 50 participants.”
"Christmas With the Chorale" on December 12, 2015 at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson was a wonderful success. Thank you to each of you came and celebrated with us.
Our show featured traditional carols and holiday selections that offered a wide mix of musical styles. We sang unique arrangements of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and "Here We Come A-Wassailing", along with a medley of songs from the Broadway Musical Elf. We thank you for joining in on the fun during the sing along.
This 60th Anniversary season, our returning guest performer was Dallas Baptist University's Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Chairman of the Music Department, Wes Moore. Dr. Moore was the featured soloist in "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" as arranged by our Artistic Director, Melanie Moore.
The Chorale was also honored to have Chorale alumni, Barbara Herteg, Rae Gene Mungioli, and Merina White, return to perform with us. Barbara, as always, was an amazing MC and Rae Gene & Merina did such a beautiful job interpreting thru sign language.
We are anticipating our most exciting season yet! If you think our Christmas Concert was awesome, just wait until you see what we have in store for you in the spring.
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