Philadelphia’s loss is suddenly Ashland’s gain. When former director, David Sinden, announced at the end of last season his opportunity to move closer to family and his planned departure for St. Louis, MO, members of the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale search committee quickly got to work. The Chorale is pleased to have selected Dr. Ryan J. Tibbetts as its new artistic director.
The Masterworks Chorale’s 9th season began on Monday, September 14. Rehearsals are held in Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Grattan at 804-752-2550, or visit the Chorale’s website, www.cvamc.org
Sing Glory Performance at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church
Winter 2015 Concert Program
“Christmas in the New World”
The centerpiece is Carols and Lullabies by recently-deceased American composer Conrad Susa. The concert will also feature traditional carols by prominent American choral arrangers and composers, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw and Mack Wilberg, and a spiritual arrangement by an African-American composer and conductor André Thomas.
The Chorale will also perform music from both Colonial-era U.S. and Mexico by composers Supply Belcher and Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, and music by living composers, Mark Templeton and Eleanor Daley.
Join the Chorale
Do you enjoy singing and enhancing your musical talents? The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale invites new and former singers to join the chorale. Sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses are all welcome. Musical training is not a requirement, although previous experience with choral singing is encouraged.