2017-2018 Concert Season

Our concert season for 2017-2018 was as follows:

In Memoriam: Messa di Requiem
(October 10th, 2017)

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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.

 

Concert Program:

Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel E. Gawthrop
Messa di Requiem by Bill Doherty
   Introit: Requiem
   Kyrie
   Sequence: Dies irae
   Sequence: Tuba mirum
   Sequence: Rex tremendae
   Sequence: Recordare
   Sequence: Confutatis
   Offertory: Domine Jesu Christe
   Offertory: Hostias
   Agnus Dei
   Communion: Lux aeterna
   
Soloists:    

           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.

 

Concert Program:

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
       Gloria

Kyrie from Requiem  by Maurice Duruflé
Baba Yetu  by  Christopher Tin
Dirait-ton by Morten Lauridsen
Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre
       Temuna
       Kala kalla
       Larov
       Eyze scheleg!
       Rakut

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