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Publication Date

Spring 4-4-2009

Year of Release



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

Library of Congress Authorities

Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. If music be the food of love, Z. 379C

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Ave verum corpus

Gawthrop, Daniel E. Sing me to heaven

Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Ask me to love no more

Hassler, Hans Leo, 1564-1612. Masses. No. 1, Missa super "Dixit Maria"

Vecchi, Orazio, 1550-1605. Canzonettas, voices (4), book 2. Fa una canzone senza note nere

Hundley, Richard. Come ready and see me

Weelkes, Thomas, approximately 1575-1623. Ayeres or phantasticke spirites. Strike it up tabor

Lasso, Orlando di, 1532-1594. Lectiones sacrae ex libris Hiob excerptae. Exaltabo te Domine

Passereau, Pierre, active 1509-1547. Il est bel et bon

Titcomb, Everett, 1884-1968. Short motets. I will not leave you comfortless


concerts, recitals, choral music, sacred, secular


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Marshall University Music Department Presents the Chamber Choir Invitational Music 2009