Our Next Concert: Songs of Innocence (Mar 25)

March is “Music in Our Schools Month,” and what better way to honor that idea and our community’s dedicated music teachers than with a fabulous concert! The Stockton Chorale and Stockton Youth Chorale are proud to present “Songs of Innocence” featuring a full orchestral performance of John Rutter’s glorious Mass of the Children. Plus, we’re thrilled to present TWO world premieres of brand new pieces we commissioned as part of a composition contest held in 2016. One performance only! Join us for this magical event!

Details

When: Saturday, March 25th (4:00 pm)
Where: Warren Atherton Auditorium, Delta Center for the Arts (directions)

Concert sponsors: Mary Hickman and Phillip Spohn

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Composition Contest Winner Announced

1-sea-and-shore-full-score2We have a winner! During the second half of 2016, we sponsored our very own composition contest, with the winning piece to be given its world premiere at our concert on March 25, 2017. After much deliberation and the evaluation of over *40* submissions, we’re proud to announce the winner is David Hamilton, for his piece, American Triptych! Congratulations, David!

Hamilton is a well-known Auckland, New Zealand-based composer, and American Triptych is written for children’s choir, adult choir, and orchestra. In three movements, the music sets texts by Henry van Dyke, James Weldon Johnson, and Walt Whitman. It’s a truly inspiring score, and we can’t wait to dig into it. American Triptych will be premiered alongside our performance of John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” in a wonderful concert dedicated to Music in Our Schools month! Continue reading Composition Contest Winner Announced

Choral Singing Opportunities in 2016-17

The Stockton Chorale offers singing opportunities for singers ages 9 to 90 at all skill levels.  We are regularly adding singers to our rosters. This table summarizes details about each of our ensembles. Join us!

Ensemble Regular
Rehearsal
Schedule
Rehearsals
Begin
Audition
Required?
Prior
Singing
Experience
(recommended)
Semester
Dues
Stockton
Chorale
Tuesdays,
7:00-9:30 pm
@ Delta College
(Holt 213)
Jan 10 Yes
(info)
Beginning/
Intermediate/
Advanced
None
Master
Chorale
Mondays,
7:00-9:30
@ Delta College
(Holt 213)
Jan 23 Yes
(info)
Intermediate/
Advanced
None
Stockton
Singers
Tuesdays,
5:30-6:45 pm
@ Central United
Methodist Church
(choir room)
Jan 10 No None/
Beginning/
Intermediate/
Advanced
None
Valley Youth Chamber Choir Wednesdays, 5:15-7:00 pm @ Central United Methodist Church (choir room) Jan 18 Yes Beginning $100
Youth
Chorale
Treblemakers:
(Grades 3-6)
Mondays & Thursdays,
5:00-6:30 pm @
Don Riggio School
(choir room)

Concert Choir:

(Grades 6-8)
Mondays & Thursdays,
5:30-7:00 pm @
Don Riggio School
(band room)
Jan 5 Yes None/
Beginning
$150

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