Melodies of Spring – Celebrate the Beauty of Spring with Music – Two FREE CONCERTS

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2013

Contact: Laura Huckin, 307-774-5497, huckin@silverstar.com  

Celebrate the Beauty of Spring with Music!

Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir, Treble Voices, and the String Lake Quartet perform two free concerts in April

JACKSON, WY.  The Community is invited to two free chamber music concerts, Melodies of Spring, featuring Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir, Treble Voices and the String Lake Quartet!  Contemporary works by some of North America’s most prolific choral composers will be performed by the two choirs, and the String Lake Quartet will present works by Haydn and Schubert to round out this program performed by local talent.  Performances take place Sunday, April 21 at 4 P.M. and Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 P.M. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jackson.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.  For more information please visit www.cathedralvoices.org.

One of the featured selections is a choral work, Animal Crackers, composed by Eric Whitacre, offering a whimsical and hilarious interpretation of Ogden Nash’s poems about animals, both wild and domestic, large and small.  “We chose selections like this to entertain and inspire our youth as well as the adults in our community – appropriate for the entire family,” states Laura Huckin, Artistic Director for Cathedral Voices.

Melodies of Spring also showcases some of Jackson’s fine instrumental musicians such as violinist Mimi Smith, Jerry Singleton on english horn, and Mark Barron on trombone.  

Melodies of Spring will be performed twice—Sunday, April 21 at 4 P.M. and again on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 P.M. Both concerts are at St. John’s Episcopal Church and are free.

These free community music concerts would not be possible without the support of the Wyoming Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Old Bill’s Fun Run, Cultural Council of Jackson Hole/Town and County Arts for All, and many individuals and businesses that support free, live music in Teton County.

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About Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir

Cathedral Voices Chamber Chore, whose name was inspired by the majestic Cathedral Group of mountains in nearby Grand Teton National Park, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to excellence in choral music performance and education.  Cathedral Voices is an auditioned ensemble of 16 singers, and Treble Voices – an all-women’s vocal ensemble-is a smaller group of 7 voices.  Cathedral Voices Chamber Choirs present free concerts several times a year and educational opportunities for aspiring vocalists of all ages, especially the younger generation.  Singing in the Schools is the Choir’s education program, placing trained vocalist in the classroom to work with middle school and high school choir students.  http://www.cathedralvoices.org.

About the String Lake Quartet

String Lake Quartet has been performing and playing together for six years.  They have performed concerts at Walk Festival Hall, the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Grand Teton National Parks Visitor Center, St. John’s Episcopal Church and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, along with numerous weddings and private parties.  Quarter members are Mimi Smith and Ed Mellander (violins), Kathy Mellander (viola), and Zaidee Fuller (cello).