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JACKSON, WY—May 13, 2019.  Cathedral Voices is wrapping up its 15th Anniversary season, but not before going out with a bang. Join the singers for a free, non-ticketed performance representing some of the finest examples of choral artistry this Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in The Center Theater.

 

The highlight of the concert is Mozart’s Coronation Mass k 317 featuring soloists, the choir, and a chamber orchestra. It’s a piece that requires stamina, precision, and absolute artistry, and Cathedral Voices has worked tirelessly this spring to bring it to life.

 

“To perform Mozart is a true honor for any ensemble,” says Cathedral Voices Director Laura Huckin. A quartet from the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra will perform excerpts from Mozart’s Prussian Quartet, K 575, as well.

 

The choir will also perform works by contemporary composers like Eric Whitacre and Eriks Esenvalds “to celebrate the vibrancy of modern music,” Huckin says. “The art of choral composing is very much alive and strong around the world, which is incredibly exciting for us.”

 

Cathedral Voices partnered with the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole Choir for this performance, and was honored to share in this experience of such incredible music. Twenty-one singers from both choirs will travel to the Salzburg Choral Festival in Austria this summer, where they will perform with 180 singers from across the United States. It is only fitting that they should sing the Coronation Mass in the Salzburg Cathedral, where the piece was first premiered in April 1779.

 

Don’t miss Cathedral Voices’ final performance of its 15th Anniversary season this Sunday, May 19 from 4-5:30 p.m.. The concert is free and open to audiences of all ages. No ticket required. Join the singers in the lobby following the performance for a complimentary, celebratory beverage.

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.
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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.

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