For Immediate Release
March 20, 2018
Classical Academy Children’s Choir joins Spring Festival Lineup
Academy Choir brings young voices to Walk Festival Hall
JACKSON, WY. Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir’s second Spring Music Festival presents four days of performances, lectures, and open rehearsals, featuring Dan Forrest, an internationally-acclaimed choral composer, educator, and pianist. Jackson Hole Classical Academy’s Children’s Choir will be a featured ensemble at the May 4th Gala Concert at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. For details, visit www.cathedralvoices.org.
The Classical Academy Choir is comprised of students in grades 3-9. This afterschool choir is an extension of the rich musical program offered at Jackson Hole Classical Academy. Lisa Landis, Music Director, said, “Our students are honored to perform in Walk Festival Hall with Dan Forrest.” Polly J. Friess, Head of School, added, “This will be an enriching experience for our students to learn directly from a notable composer.”
“The arts are an integral part of the curriculum taught at the Academy,” noted Artistic Director, Laura Huckin. “Cathedral Voices wants to support this commitment to the performing arts, and encourage these students to keep singing!” The Academy Choir will have the privilege of meeting and rehearsing with Dan Forrest on May 2nd.
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, Center of Wonder/Town and County Arts for All, and Cathedral Voices’ Business Partners and Season Sponsors.
Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir inspires harmony and community through excellence in music performance, education, and outreach. The choir’s concerts and programs include Singing in the Schools, Summer Sing!, and nearly a dozen performances and outreach events.
Dan Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having “an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music….that is truly magical” (NY Concert Review). Born in Elmira, New York, Mr. Forrest received a B.Mus. and an M.Mus. in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University and a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Kansas. Since its first publication in 2001, Dan’s music has sold millions of copies, and is well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and around the world.