PRESS RELEASE AND CALENDAR LISTING
Release date: April 1 Good until May 2, 2003
WHAT: Benefit Concert, San Jose State University Choraliers, Dr.
Charlene Archibeque, Director, Wine reception to follow.
WHEN: Friday night, May 2, 2003 8:00 PM
WHERE: Le Petit Trianon, 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA
HOW MUCH: Suggested Donation $20, $25 at door one hour prior
TICKET INFO: Call: 408 924-4333 or e-mail: choraliers@...
The internationally renowned San Jose State University Choraliers
will present "An Evening of Song" featuring the talented
members of the choir in solos, duets, quartets and selections from
their 2003 Spring Tour repertoire. The Choraliers recently returned
from a very successful Spring Tour to Southern California and are
preparing to give a European Concert Tour of Switzerland, Austria,
and Italy in late June. On April 11th, they presented the opening
concert of a new choral series: "Sing the American Spirit" at Old
First Church in San Francisco where they commissioned a new work by
San Francisco composer, Kirke Mechem titled "An American Trio".
This prize-winning chamber choir of 32 talented singers will delight
you with songs from American composers of the 20th century such as
Leonard Bernstein's French Songs from "The Lark," Jean Berger's
"It is Good to be Merry," and folk songs and spirituals typical of
theAmerican Spirit. Also on the program will be two of Cecil
Effingers's lovely Pastorales featuring Dane Carlson on oboe, "The
Promised Land," arranged by Ronald Staheli, and Norman Luboff's
moving arrangement of "Deep River."
The Choraliers are proud to announce that they were chosen as the
only American choir to participate in the Spittal International
Competition for Choirs, July 4-6. They were the last American choir
to win this prestigious competition in 1988. Proceeds from this
concert will benefit the Choraliers upcoming European Concert Tour.
For more information or to order tickets, call: 408 924-4333 or e-
THE SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALIERS are considered one of
America's preeminent chamber choirs. Under the direction of Dr.
Charlene Archibeque, this select ensemble specializes in intimate
chamber music from the Renaissance and Twentieth Century, and ethnic
music from many cultures. The Choraliers achieved fame in Europe by
winning the prestigious "Choir of the World" title at the 1991
International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. During
their fourteen international concert tours, the Choraliers have won
first prizes in six of Europe's most prestigious competitions,
including Spittal, Austria; Den Haag, Holland; Tallinn, Estonia;
Miedzyzdroje, Poland, and six trophies in Gorizia, Italy.
Their "surprise" performance in Rotterdam for the Fifth Triennial
World Symposium of Choral Music in 1999 received wide acclaim for
its distinctive timbre and programmatic diversity. Most recently,
the Choraliers were one of only ten choirs selected to participate
in the 2001Internationaler Kammerchor--Wettbewerb Marktoberdorf.
The Choraliers have performed for numerous state, divisional, and
national conventions of ACDA and MENC, most recently at the 1995
National ACDA in Washington D.C. and the 2002 Western Division ACDA
in Honolulu. The Choraliers have produced seven critically
acclaimed compact discs entitled Together, Vidu, Gaudete, Virtuosi,
Encore, Experience, and their most recent A Choraliers Christmas.