2017-2018 Concert Season
Our concert season for 2017-2018 was as follows:
In Memoriam: Messa di Requiem
(October 10th, 2017)
This performance was supported by a City of Corpus Christi Arts Grant and was accompanied by master-class instruction by Maestro Bill Doherty, an internationally renowned coach of voice professionals.
Master-class sessions began at 11am. October 10th in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Bass-Baritone Soloist Sam Reynolds is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a lead singer in Mr. Doherty’s Central Florida Lyric Opera. Mr. Reynolds performed in recital without charge at 5pm on Oct. 11th in the Performing Arts Center.
Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel E. Gawthrop
Messa di Requiem by Bill Doherty
Sequence: Dies irae
Sequence: Tuba mirum
Sequence: Rex tremendae
Offertory: Domine Jesu Christe
Communion: Lux aeterna
Iris Fielden, Soprano
Becky Johnson, Soprano
Katie King, Soprano
Alyce Oblad, Soprano
Janell Stallard, Soprano
Rachel Barrett, Alto
Ada Godley, Alto
Diana Ivy, Alto
Rebekah Rochte, Alto
Devin Davis, Tenor
George DeVera, Tenor
To download the original program, click here.
Artistic Director's Vision
My vision for this program began with a desire to show the many connections between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, including the Corpus Christi Chorale, to the greater Texas community and beyond.
The Chorale includes numerous TAMU-CC students, faculty and staff. One graduate in particular, Sam Reynolds, represents the finest quality of talent to come through the TAMU-CC Music Department. A native of Aransas Pass, Texas, Sam lives in Florida and sings with Maestro Bill Doherty’s St. Timothy Catholic Church choir and the Central Florida Lyric Opera, which Mr. Doherty founded.
Bill Doherty, composer of In Memoriam: Messa di Requiem, is one of the nation’s leading vocal coaches, with studios in Florida and New York City. His students have drawn international attention in principal roles with opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, on and off Broadway, and by winning top awards in national and international vocal competitions. An internally recognized teacher and workshop clinician, Mr. Doherty has conducted master classes in opera and voice at universities and conservatories throughout the world.
Mr. Doherty’s Requiem, had its world premiere in Jerusalem, and has been performed in Florida and in Rome, Italy. The Corpus Christi Chorale will be offering the fourth performance ever of this music.
Not often do we have the opportunity to be in the presence of the composer of the music we are singing. Mr. Doherty will be here for the performance as well as the final rehearsal with the orchestra. Over the three-day period, Mr. Doherty will offer an open vocal master class for selected singers. In addition, Sam Reynolds will give a recital.
— Arlene Long
Music: Pass It On!
(May 8th, 2018)
Music: Pass It On! premiered May 8th 2018 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center at TAMU-CC. Tickets were $10.
Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
Va Pensiero (from Nabucco) by Guiseppe Verdi
Requiem by Eliza Gilkyson
Lux Aeterna by Edward Elgar
O Magnum Mysterium by Cesar A. Carrillo
Great Mass in C Minor by W. A. Mozart
Kyrie from Requiem by Maurice Duruflé
Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin
Dirait-ton by Morten Lauridsen
Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre