For Immediate Release

January 28, 2015

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

HeartBeats Valentine’s Dance Party

Back by popular demand – Cathedral Voices and the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole celebrate the best of Valentine’s Day – the music

JACKSON, WY. Cathedral Voices and the Jazz Foundation are presenting high-energy big band swing mixed with some LOVE-ly favorites from the 70s, 80s and 90s on Friday, February 12, from 7:00-10:00pm in the Theater Lobby at the Center for the Arts. Dance or just hang out and listen and mingle with friends! Cash bar, refreshments, and pizza will keep your energy up during this fun evening. A $5 donation is suggested; however, the event is free and non-ticketed.
“Back by popular demand, we are looking forward to this entertaining party,” said Laura Huckin, Artistic Director for Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir. “The event last year attracted some stellar, local dancers willing to share their expertise; but most importantly, everyone was excited to dance and just have fun. Couples, singles, and even families came out,” she continues. “This time of year, we all need to get out; HeartBeats is a great excuse to brave the cold.”
Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Laura Jane Musser Fund, and the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole/Town and County Arts for All. For more information visit www.cathedralvoices.com.

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2016
Contact: Laura Huckin, 307-774-5497, huckin@silverstar.com

Cathedral Voices Performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City

JACKSON, WY. On January 19, 2016, Cathedral Voices performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, representing the Jackson Community and Wyoming. Alongside 183 singers from across the United States and Canada, the choir participated in The Music of Dan Forrest. “I am so proud of the hard work our members committed themselves to in preparing for this memorable event,” said Laura Huckin, Artistic Director. “To experience the Carnegie stage, with a talented conductor and a full orchestra, was unbelievable. As a choir, and as individuals, we learned so much.”
The concert was organized by Distinguished Concert International New York, and Cathedral Voices was one of 12 ensembles invited. The 4-day residency in New York included over 9 hours of rehearsals, to prepare for the performance at Carnegie; but rehearsals began much sooner than 4 days prior. “We had thirteen rehearsals over the course of 6 weeks, just to learn the music well enough so we could spend our time in New York polishing and fine-tuning it,” commented Laura Huckin. Making it even more meaningful was the attendance of composer Dan Forrest at the final rehearsal and performance, and then his personal visit with the choirs afterwards.
“It was so special to represent our community in a way we are extremely proud of,” added choir member, Laura Goldstein. Cathedral Voices looks forward to sharing some of the music from Carnegie Hall, at a spring concert to be held in the Center Theater on April 17.
For more information and photos of the event, please email music@cathedralvoices.org.


For Immediate Release
November 12, 2015
Contact: Laura Huckin, 307-774-5497, huckin@silverstar.com

Cathedral Voices Launches Fundraising Campaign to go to Carnegie Hall

Accepting Donations through November 30, 2015 at http://www.cvccnyc.myevent.com

JACKSON, WY. On July 23, 2015 Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced their invitation to Jackson’s Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir to participate in a performance of The Music of Dan Forrest in Carnegie Hall, in New York City on January 19, 2016. Cathedral Voices launched an online Carnegie Campaign last month to raise funds to support this incredible honor – http://www.cvccnyc.myevent.com. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made via this online site through November 30, 2015.
“The Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers…”, stated Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY. He continues, “These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community…deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
Cathedral Voices will sing with 10 other ensembles from across the United States and Canada (Mississippi, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Utah, Texas, Idaho, and Calgary, Canada), creating a large 200-member chorus of voices with a full orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe.   “The 5-day residency in NYC will cost nearly $2,500 per singer, which is a substantial burden for some,” noted Laura Huckin, Artistic Director of Cathedral Voices. “Many of our choir members have asked their friends and family for support, but we hope the Jackson Community can help make this experience a reality.”
“We want to share this Carnegie Hall experience with the whole Jackson community,” adds Kirsten Farney, Development Coordinator for the local choir. “Our goal is to return from New York and offer a spring performance in our very own Center Theater inspired by the music of Dan Forrest and performed with the level of excellence synonymous with Carnegie Hall. To make this all possible—the New York residency, plus a performance at home on The Center stage—we need to raise $20,000; we are presently $15,000 shy of that goal.”
For more information, visit: cathedralvoices.org