2011 JUBILATION FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
WCLV and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland will cooperate in the fourth annual Jubilation, The Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival.
The annual choral festival has been named in honor of the late Elizabeth Stuart, who created and produced the event. Liz died in December, 2010.
WCLV is pleased to announce the six choirs that will be featured in this year’s Jubilation. They are:
Byzantine Singers of St. Nicholas Parish (Lorain) – Drew Marko, Director
Gesu Church Choir (University Heights) – Joseph Metzinger, Director
First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls Chancel Choir – Dean Wagner, Director
First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls Epworth Youth Choir – Dean Wagner, Director
St. Noel Chamber Singers (Willoughby Hills) – Agnieszka Bieniek, Director
St. Sebastian Parish Choir (Akron) - Lynn Frey-Steward, Director
The six choirs will each present a twenty minute program which will be adjudicated by a panel of distinguished judges. This year the judges will be Frank Bianchi, Director, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus; Mack Wilberg, Conductor, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and Ann Usher, Director, Cleveland Children's Chorus.
The winning choir will receive $1000 and a trophy. The other five choirs will each receive $500 and a commemorative plaque.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast live from The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 8:00 pm May 12 and 13, 2011. The host for the broadcasts will be Lloyd Newell, the voice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts.