2009 JUBILATION FESTIVAL CHOIRS NAMED
The six choirs that will participate in the 2009 Jubilation Church Choir Festival have been named.
They are (in no order):
Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church (Eric Charnofsky , Director)
The First Church in Oberlin United Church of Christ (Bill Davis, Director)
Avon Lake United Church of Christ Chancel Quire (Mary Fancher, and Fritz
Schaufele, Directors) |
Westlake United Methodist Church (Andy Call, Director)
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Canton (Robert Sullivan, Director)
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Choir (Anna Keller, Director)
WCLV and co-sponsor, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, are presenting the second annual regional church choir festival culminating in the final rounds at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on May 7 and 8, 2009, with live broadcasts before an audience on WCLV at 8:00 PM each evening. The host for the broadcasts will again be Lloyd Newell, the radio voice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The goal of this Festival is excellence in choral singing and diversity in styles. The repertoire will include not only western classical music but also the tradition of gospel and other genres. Choirs will be judged on their technical ability, their musicality and their work as an ensemble.
First prize is a cash prize of $1,000 and the 2009 Jubilation trophy. The five runners-up will win $500 and receive 2009 Jubilation plaques.
The distinguished judges for the final rounds are:
Ø Dr. Betsy Burleigh, Professor; Coordinator of Choral and Vocal Studies; Director, University Chorale and University Chorus, Assistant Director Choruses, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.
Ø Dr. Joseph Martin, Famed Choral Director and Clinician, Director of Sacred Publications, Shawnee Press
Ø Dr. Craig Jessop, Head of Music Department, Utah State University and Former Director, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Here is the schedule and repertoire for Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8
Thursday 5/7/09 8:00 PM
The Cathedral Choir of St John the Evangelist
Greg Heislman, Director
Winners of the Jubilation 2008 Choir Festival
Andrzej Hakenberger: Exsultate justi in Domino
Bob Chilcott: God So Loved the World
Felix Mendelssohn: Richte mich Gott
Joseph Hart: I Will Arise
William Walker (arr John Jost): Restoration
Peter Philips: Surgens Jesus
Maureen Briare: Sing Praise to God who Reigns on High
The Choirs of AvonLake United Church Of Christ
Fritz Schaufele & Mary Fancher, Directors
Ruth Williams, Organist
Orazio Vecchi: Praise to the Father (Psalm 95)
Richard Farrant: Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies’ Sake
Franz Joseph Haydn: Gloria from "Heiligmesse"
arr Alice Parker: I Will Arise
Fritz Schaufele: Go Tell John
Glenn Burleigh: Order My Steps
Mark Hays: To Love Our God
Finney Choir of The FirstChurch in Oberlin, UCC
William E. Davis III, Director
Wesley Hall, Organist/Pianist
Antonio Vivaldi: Paratum Cor Ejus from "Beatus Vir"
Kenneth Jennings: With A Voice of Singing
John B. Foley (arr Jack Shrader): Come to the Water
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave Verum
Allen Pote: Break Forth into Song
Louis Lewandowski: Hallelujah (Psalm 150)
arr William L. Dawson: Ain’-A That Good News
Westlake United MethodistChurch Chamber Ensemble
Andy Call, Director
Giovanni Nanino: Haec dies
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
arr Kevin S. Foster: Wondrous Love & Little David, Play on Your Harp
Daniel Gawthrop: The Faith I Celebrate
arr Moses Hogan: Walk Together, Children
Friday 5/8/09 8:00 PM
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Choir
Anna Keller, Director
Bohdan Vakhnianin: Christ is Risen!
Kyrylo Stetsenko: Antiphon: Bless the Lord, O my soul
arr Mykhailo Verbitsky: Alleluia
P. Tchaiskovky: Trisagion (Thrice-Holy Hymn)
Dmytro Bortnianskyi: Holy, Holy, Holy
Mykola Leontovych: Our Father
Dmytro Bortnianskyi (arr A.Hnatyshyn): Theotokos, to you let us run
Artem Vedel: May our mouths be filled with Praise
Dmytro Bortnianskyi: Blessed be the name of the Lord
Gallery Choir of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Canton, Ohio
Robert Sullivan, Organist & Director of Music/Liturgy
Polly Micciche, flute solo
John Leavitt: Come Down, O Love Divine
arr Alice Parker & Robert Shaw: I Will Arise
William Billings: Easter Anthem
Johannes Brahms: Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee
Benjamin Britten: Jubilate Deo
Epworth-Euclid United MethodistChurch
Eric Charnofsky, Director
Zahari Metchkov, Piano/Organ
Erin Banholzer, Oboe
Featuring Jung Eun Oh, soprano
John Ness Beck: Introit: I Will Sing Unto The Lord
R. Christopher Teichler: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
John Rutter: The Lord is My Shepherd, from "Requiem"
arr William Henry Smith: Plenty Good Room!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Dominum from "Solemn Vespers of the Confessor"
Eric Charnofsky: Pentecostal Anthem: Come Holy Ghost
Ralph Manuel: Alleluia
Martin Kalmanoff: Benediction: May The Words