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Pacific Chorale presentsAmerican Masterpieces Choral Festival Celebrating American Choral Music - page 2 / 4





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Participating high schools include:

Alta Loma High School, Sheri Nelson, director Apple Valley High School, Sean Sooter, director Arlington High School, Tim Lutz, director Capistrano Valley High School, Erin Girard, director Century High School, Dr. Robert Engle, director Corona High School, Amy Basilan, director El Monte High School, Joel Whisler, director Foothill High School, Chelsea Dehn, director Fountain Valley High School, Kevin Tison, director Glendale High School, Grace Sheldon-Williams, director Irvine High School, Richard Messenger, director Loara High School, David Rigsby, director Los Alamitos High School, Dr. Randi Carp, director Martin Luther King High School, Brian Holm, director Mission Viejo High School, John Elg, director Porterville High School, Aaron Snell, director Redlands East Valley High School, Rita Stevens, director Sage Hill School, Megan Eddy, director Serrano High School, Tamara Cox, director Villa Park High School, Mary Ester Blakley, director

Concurrent with the high school choir activities, free workshops, rehearsal observation and a moderated panel discussion for composers and conductors will be held in the Center’s performance space of the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center located in the concert hall. To register for the Composer/Conductor workshops, please contact Elizabeth Erratt at Pacific Chorale, (714) 662-2345.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The day’s activities will conclude at 7:30 p.m. in a free concert featuring the John Alexander Singers, Irvine High School Choir

(Rich Messenger, director), Fountain Valley High School Choir (Kevin Tison, director) and Porterville High School Choir (Aaron Snell, director), concluding with the 200-voice High School Festival Chorus performing works by Lauridsen, Parker and Whitacre.

Tuesday, April 22 Youth Concerts Samueli Theater 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

The John Alexander Singers, Pacific Chorale’s professional chamber choir, will perform two 45-minute concerts of American folk songs for elementary school students. More than 600 students are anticipated to participate, and reservations are required.

Alice Parker “SING” Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Internationally renowned composer and conductor Alice Parker will use traditional hymns and folk songs from many cultures to create a fun, spontaneous and unpredictable vocal event in which the entire audience will participate. Only a voice and the desire to sing are needed! The John Alexander Singers and Pacific Chorale will be there to spirit Parker’s “SING” to a glorious musical event.

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