Melanie Moore - Artistic Director

Christmas With The Chorale 2015

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Where: St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Guest Artist: Wes Moore and Chorale alumni, Barbara Herteg, Rae Gene Mungioli, and Merina White

"Christmas With the Chorale" 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.

Wes_Moore.pngWes Moore, Baritone, serves as Chairman of the Department of Music and Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts, and has received critical acclaim as a performer across the United States in opera and oratorio, as well as many concert appearances throughout the United States. He has sung roles with the Fort Worth Opera,Arlington Opera, Cimarron Circuit Opera, Texas Gilbert & Sullivan Company, the symphony orchestras of Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Naples, Florida, Lewisville, Northeast Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Baroque Society, Choral Society of Georgia, and the Texas Camerata, where he has performed many of the major baritone oratorio roles.

At DBU, in addition to his administrative duties, he teaches private voice, and advises the undergraduate vocal performance majors. His students have won numerous competitions, gone on to sing professionally and study at Manhattan School of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder, Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas. He holds voice degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas where he studied with Jeffrey Snider. He has done additional study at Oklahoma State University and Yale University. Memberships include National Association of Teachers of Singing, College Music Society, and Phi Kappa Lambda. Other teachers and coaches include, Jack Pearson, Frank Stovall, Joan Wall, Edward Baird, and Harold Heiberg. He is also currently serving as Director of Music and the Arts at Big Springs Baptist Church in Garland. Wes and his wife, Melanie, have one seventeen-year-old daughter, Zoe.

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  • Here We come A-Wassaling
  • Sir Christémas
  • Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
  • Ose Shalom
  • The Chanukah Song (We Are Lights)
  • Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  • Baby, What You Goin' To Be?
  • Night Of Silence
  • Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
  • Jingle Bell Fantasy
  • ELF
    • Sparklejollytwinklejingley
    • Christmastown
    • A Christmas Song
  • Home Alone 2
    • Christmas Star
  • Santa Clause is Coming to Town
  • I Believe
  • What Are You Doing New Year's Ever?
  • Christmas in Three Quarter Time
    • The Christmas Waltz
    • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    • Silver Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
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This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission .