Saturday, January 7, 2012

Upcoming Events for the UAHuntsville Concert Choir

We have a tremendously busy semester ahead, but we're ready, and we're VERY excited.

Please see a list of our performances below:

-Nativity Church Service @ Church of the Nativity, Episcopal in Huntsville
Sunday, January 15; 11am service

In February, British composer, Tarik O'Regan will be in residence at UAHuntsville as an Eminent Scholar as part of a grant given by the UAHuntsville Humanities Center.

Born in London in 1978, Tarik O'Regan was educated at Oxford University and subsequently at Cambridge. His work has garnered two Grammy® nominations (including Best Classical Album) and two British Composer Awards. 2012 sees the opening of a new ballet, set to his orchestral music, by the Dutch National Ballet and a commission from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, which will be premiered and toured late in the year. 2011 marked the premiere Heart of Darkness, O'Regan's opera based on Joseph Conrad's novel of the same name, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the release of Acallam na SenĂ³rach¸ his third album on the Harmonia Mundi label. He has held the Fulbright Chester Schirmer Fellowship at Columbia University and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard. Other appointments in recent years include positions at Trinity and Corpus Christi Colleges in Cambridge, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and Yale University. Tarik O'Regan's music is published by Novello & Company.

-Thursday, Feb. 23: O'Regan speaks at UAHuntsville Music Forum (Roberts Hall, Rm. 100); 1110am 
-Friday, Feb. 24: O'Regan lectures on his music, his inspirations and the state of composition today (Roberts Hall, Rm. 100); 3pm
-Sunday, Feb. 26: U.S. premiere of O'Regan's Martyr, conducted by Erin Colwitz (Choirs include UAHuntsville Concert Choir, UNA's Choir, and Nativity Episcopal's Church Choir) and the Huntsville Youth Orchestra (conducted by Joe Lee); also being performed Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass", conducted by Joe Lee  (3pm @ Asbury Methodist, Madison)

-Saturday, April 21: UAHuntsville Concert Choir with the Huntsville Symphony performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (730pm at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall)

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