Here are a few photo highlights from our concert at Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, Fla. on Sunday, Nov. 24. The performance featured spirituals, Christmas favorites and classics from both film and Broadway.
Amazing! In just two years, our YouTube channel has received a total of 22,500 views from music lovers around the world. Our most popular video is “Gloria Tibi Domine,” recorded at the 2011 Church Music Conference in Tallahassee, Fla. in January 2011, followed by “Carol of the Children” from the 36th annual Hawthorne at Leesburg Concert Series in Leesburg, Fla. in February 2012.
Our primary YouTube viewers come from within the United States, followed by United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Portugal, Australia, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Sounds like some nice locations for future choir tours!
Here’s a few video highlights of our concert performance on Nov. 18 at the Morrison United Methodist Church’s Evening Concert Series in Leesburg. The Boychoir performed “Cat-Like Tread” from The Pirates of Penzance, a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The Girls Choir performed a medley of songs from the 1992 comedy film Sister Act. Enjoy!
Check out this new 2-minute promotional video produced by Kaleidoscope Adventures, a student group travel company based here in Orlando that has assisted our choirs with past tours. If you look close, you might even spot a few of our own choristers.
On Oct. 20, the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando, Fla. hosted a Cathedral Cabaret as part of its annual patronal festival. The concert featured the combined voices of the Orlando Deanery Boychoir, Orlando Deanery Girls Choir, Cathedral Choristers, and Cathedral Choir and soloists performing songs from Les Misérables, The Magic Flute, The Pirates of Penzance, Sister Act, Spamalot, Peter Pan, Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Funny Girl.
The event was part of Cathedral Series, the flagship concert series of the Cathedral, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year.
Here are a few highlights, including videos of “One Day More” from Les Misérables and the choirs’ own version of “Hard Knock Life” from Annie.
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando, Fla. played host on October 13 to the 2013 RSCM Youth Choir Festival, the nation’s inaugural festival for the 2013-14 choir season. The festival featured five RSCM choirs from Central Florida, including the Orlando Deanery Boychoir, Orlando Deanery Girls Choir, Cathedral Choristers, and the children’s choirs from All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Winter Park and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in College Park. The event was sponsored by RSCM America.
RSCM America is the branch of the Royal School of Church Music in the United States. Its goal is to uplift the spiritual life of communities through high quality choral music. It provides musical education to singers through a structured choral music program and summer music courses.
During the event, participating choirs will enjoy adjudicated performances, on-stage performance reviews, observational requirements and full one-hour clinics. On the final day, Grant Gershon (director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and resident conductor of the L.A. Opera) takes over to lead a massed choir rehearsal followed by a spectacular concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (pictured above), one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.