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Mr. James Gallagher, Adjudicator/Guest Clinician
Dr. David Castleberry, Ms. Jennifer Bowling, Adjudicator
Stormy Willams, flute
Daina Berry, soprano
Mark Pemberton, soloist
Rachel Wheeler, piano
Varsity Vocals, Fairland High School, Proctorville, OH
Deborah Bradley, director
Rebecca Sturm, pianist
Select Choir, Spring Valley High School, Huntington, WV
Jane Ann Taylor, director
Select Choir, Chapmanville Regional High School
Brenda Hager, director
The Chorale, Valley High School, Lucasville, OH
Kelsey Burkett, director
Marshall University Chorus
Robert Wray, director
Justin Wiget, pianist
East Carter High School Choir, East Carter High School, Grayson, KY
Mark Deakins, director
James Sparks, pianist
Chamber Singers, George Washington High School, Charleston, WV
Mark Hornbaker, director
Collegium musicum, Cabell Midland High School, Ona, WV
T. Edwin Harkless, director
Wayne Singers, Wayne High School, Wayne, WV
Bill Glover, director
Marshall University Chamber Choir
David Castleberry, director
Mark Smith, pianist
On behalf of over the 200 students, faculty and staff that comprise the Marshall University Department of Music, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 1st Annual Chamber Choir
Invitational. We are honored to have you attend this inaugural event and it is through your commitment to choral music that we are able to host it.
Three talented and distinguished choral conductors will be serving as your "extra sets of ears" today, and I know you will find their comments valuable and worthwhile. This festival was designed to showcase the beauty of the choral art in an educational setting with no winners and losers - just as music should be!
I would be remiss if I didn't thank our choral faculty for their work in organizing this event. Our Director of Choral Activities, Dr. David Castleberry (one of your adjudicators) and, in particular, Mr. Robert Wray have worked diligently to make this day a special one for all involved.
The "choral art” has long held a distinguished and honored place in numerous and varied societies for thousands of years. Today is no different. The strong and storied traditions of
Marshall's choral music now blend with our future - you. Welcome to Marshall and thank you for being a part of our (your) legacy.
Dr. Jeffrey Pappas
Recordings available: Archival quality recordings of today's event will be available for purchase from the Marshall University CMENC chapter. Please visit the table located outside of the recital hall for more details.
Choir Room Renovation: Delta Omicron is trying to raise money to renovate the choir room. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please see the Delta Omicron member next to the CD table for more information.
Smith Recital Hall
concerts, recitals, choral music, sacred, secular
Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Music | Music Performance
Gallagher, James; Castleberry, David; and Bowling, Jennifer, "Marshall University Music Department Presents the Chamber Choir Invitational Music 2009" (2009). All Performances. 606.