5-8-2012: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Old, New, Borrowed & Blue Concert
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue Concert

Our final concert of the 2011-2012 season is set for Tuesday, 8-May at 7:30 PM. It features TAMU-Corpus Christi university faculty cellist  Carrie Pierce and two winners of our Choral Composition Competition. Tickets $10 from the Performing Arts Center box office; 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX.

Concert Program:

The Preces by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Sing to the Lord a New Song; Psalmody; Anglican Chant

Kol Nidre by Samuel Adler

In the Night We Shall Go In by Imant Raminsh

Sure On This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen

She Walks in Beauty, Like the Night by Ross C Bernhardt (composer, conductor)

Now Close the Windows* by L Mark Lewis

Fire and Ice* by Anne-Marie Hildebrandt

Mata del Anima Sola (Tree of the Lonely Soul) by Antonio Estévez


*Choral Composition Competition selectees.

2012 Choral Composition Competition

The winners of the 2012 Corpus Christi Chorale Choral Composition Competition are:

1st place: Fire and Ice by Anne-Marie Hildebrandt (New York, NY)

2nd place: Now Close the Windows by L. Mark Lewis (Rock Hill, SC)

3rd place: Yonati by Karen P. Thomas (Seattle, WA)

Forty-three entries were received from composers throughout the U.S., as well as Norway, Germany, and Russia.  The first and second place competitions will be performed on the Chorale’s May 8 concert, and the third place work will be programmed during the 2012-13 season.

Thanks to ALL for Celebrity Karaoke

Thanks to all who helped in many ways with our Celebrity Karaoke fundraiser. Biggest thanks to all our celebrities who took time from their busy schedule to be with us and support our group.

The three winners were chosen by popular vote by donation:

  1. Carl Yowell
  2. Larry Cashion
  3. Brad Kisner

Audience members also voted by ballot for:

  • Audience Favorite: Larry Cashion
  • Most Dramatic: Rex Gabriel
  • Most Theatrical: Carl Yowell

Photos from our event are located here.

Celebrity Karaoke – Celebrity Line-Up

Here are our celebrities  and singing order for the Celebrity Karaoke Fundraiser event set for Thursday, April 19th, 2012.

  1. LOREN KORN Co-Anchor, KZTV-10 News
  2. BART BEDSOLE Co-Anchor, KZTV-10 News
  3. WALTER FURLEY Retired News Anchor
  4. BRAD KISNER Director of Music, First United Methodist Church
  5. LISA ESPINOZA McGREW Mrs. Nueces County International
  6. CARL YOWELL Drama Professor, Del Mar College
  7. SOLOMON ORTIZ, JR former State Representative
  8. FATHER TOM GOODWIN Diocese of Corpus Christi
  9. REX GABRIEL On-air Personality, C-101 FM
  10. ROSE MEZA HARRISON Candidate for U.S. Congress
  11. ABEL HERRERO Candidate for, and former State Representative
  12. LARRY CASHION Professional Actor

4-19-2012: Celebrity Karaoke Fundraiser

Our first-ever fundraiser of this sort! Come out and see such local celebs as Rex Gabriel, Bart Bedsole, Rose Meza Harrison, Walter Furley and others, compete for top honors, while supporting the Corpus Christi Chorale, a non-profit organization that brings beautiful vocal music to the Coastal Bend.

Voting will be by monetary donation during each celebrity’s performance. A volunteer will walk from table to table collecting donations, and the celeb with the most money at the end of the evening is the winner. First, Second and Third Place winners will be named.

The celebrity performances will be rounded out by non-competitive performances by select members of the Chorale.

Additional ballots will be cast by the audience to name their own favorites, who will win prizes as well. This will be a tear-out ballot in the program and will be for ANY singer of the evening.

Your MC is Pete Lutz, and your Karaoke DJ is George Clower. Admission is $25.00 at the door. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available.

TIME PERMITTING, we will have Open Mike Karaoke at the end of the festivities, for $5.00 per song.

Where: CC Police Officers’ Association Hall, Leopard St., Corpus Christi, TX

When: Thursday, April 19, 7pm – 11 pm