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CANTUS (USA)

The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to their music-making as “spontaneous grace.” Cantus performs more than 60 concerts each year both in national and international touring, as well as in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and has released 17 albums on its own self-titled label. Past performances have brought Cantus to the stages of Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, UCLA, San Francisco Performances, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. The 2015-2016 season sees Cantus perform twice in New York with the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts and Music Mondays, and in Denver, Tucson, Detroit and Washington D.C. at the National Gallery of Art among numerous other North American engagements. The ensemble will make its first visit to Colombia, South America in September 2015. Each year the artists of Cantus share their own love of singing with thousands of students through workshops and master classes to ensure the future of choral arts.

2017.9.6.(TUE) Sohyang Theator

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  • Jacob Christopher

    tenor

  • Zachary Colby

    tenor

  • Adam Fieldson

    tenor

  • Paul Scholtz

    tenor

  • Chris Foss

    bass

  • Samuel Green

    bass

  • David Geist

    baritone

  • Matthew Goinz

    baritone

PROGRAM

  • Aftonen (Hugo Alfven)
  • Hotaru Koi (Trad. Japanese, arr. Ro Ogura)
  • Lux Aurumque (Eric Whitacre)
  • Die Nacht (Franz Schubert)
  • Traumlicht (Richard Strauss)
  • The Morning Comes (from Two Preludes) (Einojuhani Rautavaara)
  • Do Not Go Gentle (Ken Jennings)
  • As One Sky (Paul J. Rudoi)
  • Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
  • -------------------- Intermission -------------------
  • Arirang (Trad. Korean, arr. Mark Templeton)
  • The Boy in the Yellow Shirt (Seok-Woo Son)
  • Simple Gifts (Trad. American)
  • She’s Leaving Home (Beatles)
  • Imagine (John Lennon)
  • Light in the Hallway (Pentatonix)
  • Morning Has Broken (Trad. Hymn/folksong)
  • Yonder Come Day (Georgia Sea Islands Traditional Spiritua)

GALA CONCERT 1

ALERON (PHILIPPINES)

ALERON first came into existence in 2006 as the alumni ensemble of the Ateneo de Manila High School Glee Club under the musical direction of Christopher Ong Arceo. Today, the group is composed of male choristers from different backgrounds. ALERON has recently been making waves in the Philippine choral scene, most notably with its First Prize distinction in the Vocal Ensemble Category of the 1st Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila in August 2013, serving as the group's very first win in an international choral competition. In the following year, on the occasion of its maiden voyage overseas, it won the Gold Prize for the Classical Equal Voices Category and was declared over-all Grand Prix winner of the 10th Busan Choral Festival & Competition held in Busan, South Korea in October 2014. In 2015, ALERON participated in its first masterclass conducted by the world-renowned King’s Singers from the United Kingdom. Following this, ALERON travelled to Takarazuka, Japan to compete at the 31st Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Contest where it was declared Overall Winner of the competition, also bagging Gold Prizes in both the Folklore and Contemporary Categories. It is the first Filipino choir in the history of this competition to be declared overall winner. In August of the same year, ALERON performed as the male chorus in the concert-format production of Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola held at the Meralco Theater, under the baton of Maestro Darrell Ang. ALERON was invited as a featured choir at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain in July 2017.

2017.09.07.(THU) Sohyang Theator

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Ensemble Director
Christopher Amado Arceov
Sopranos
Raoul Carlo Angangco
Karl Amando San Jose
Leonard David Espiritu
Justin Benedict Ruiz
Altos
Edwin Miguel Anadon
Patrick James Gines
Kyle Tingzon
Roman Miguel Javier
Vivente Franco Rubio
Tenors
Kenneth Peter Lee
Rev Sumagaysayo
Mico Cortez
Aaron Jeric Legaspio
Basses
Aljohn Francis Flores
Ryan Ray Garcia
Jose Mari Gutierrez
Jeconiah Retulla
Jose Lorenzo Santiago
Angelo Luis Cortez
Hermenigildo Elnas, Jr.
Leo Kenneth Locsin
Arkel Mendoza
Lanselle Xaris Nantes
Raphael Antonio Nosce

PROGRAM

  • Abendständchen (Max Reger)
  • Quatre Petites Prieres De Saint François D'Assise (Francis Poulenc)
  • Prisms And Windows (Nilo Alcala)
  • Nunc Dimittis (Arvo Pärt)
  • Psaume 121 (Darius Milhaud)
  • Agnus Dei I (Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina)
  • -------------------- Intermission -------------------
  • Saltarelle (Camille Saint-Saëns)
  • Psalmi 137 (Robin Estrada)
  • Leron, Leron Sinta (arr. Saunder Choi)
  • Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan (Lucio San Pedro, arr. Raoul Carlo Angangco)
  • Pamugun (Francisco Feliciano)
  • Kaisa-Isa Niyan (arr. Nilo Alcala)

GALA CONCERT 2

Uangel Voice(KOREA)

Uangel Voice is a fresh classical music group that was formed with hopes of moving the hearts of people worldwide. As a result of their hard work, Uangel Voice was awarded 4 stars by the Herald for their dazzling performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe International Concert in 2010. In August 2015, Uangel Voice held a concert to celebarte the launching of the National Unification Advisory Council Africa and Middle East Chapter and a classical music concert to improve friendship between Korea and Cambodia through invitation by the Cambodian Royal Family. Inaddition, under the theme of 'Spirit of Korea', a fantastic male fan dance was presented to the audience during Korea Fantasy performance with LAKMA Choral & Orchestra and Yong Angeles Choral held in a celebratory music concert for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Liberation of the Republic of Korea at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. Uangel Voice also participated in the reception performance for a national holiday event for 2015 in Singapore by representing Korea. It received praises from the audience by singing the national anthems of Singapore and Korea. In 2016, Uangel Voice appeared at a KBS TV show, 'The Concert' and also performed in Malaysia. In July, during a tour in the US, they performed again at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA as its first steps towards entering the US stage.

2017.09.08.(FRI) Sohyang Theator

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Tenors
Hyang-Rok Kim
Dong-In Jeong
Min-Seok Kim
Basses
Ye-Bin Son
Baritones
EKyung-Duk KimArtistic
Artistic Manager/Pianist
Jae-Won Moon

PROGRAM

  • La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee (G. Bizet)
  • Votre Toast (G. Bizet)
  • Caruso (L. Dalla)
  • Adagio (T. Albinoni, arr. L.Fabian)
  • Ballet Performance (Director Gyeong-Hee Seong)
  • Mattinata (R. Leoncavallo)
  • Granada (A. Lara)
  • La Danza (G. A. Rossini)
  • -------------------- Intermission -------------------
  • Le Temps Des Cathedrales (R. Cocciante)
  • Don't Worry, Dear (In-Kwon Jeon)
  • A Song, Singing Alone (Myeong-Hoon Choi)
  • Ballet Performance (Director Gyeong-Hee Seong)
  • You Raise Me Up (Westlife)
  • When Life Deceives You (Hyo-Geun Kim)
  • O Sole Mio (E. Di Capua)
  • Funiculi Funicula (L. Denza)

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

There will be two kinds of festival chorale concerts in 2017 BCFC. One will be composed of adult participants being conducted by Jerry McCoy and the other will be composed of minor participants being conducted by Bengt Ollén. There will be a series of three practices every morning from SEP 7 through 9. This concert will be performed on the final day of festival. This will be a wonderful opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange of international choral music; to learn from the world-renowned conductor; to meet and interact with singers from other countries. Each choir will be linked with other participating choirs for these joint concerts. Around 500 participants are expected to take part in the event.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

Having a special performance in various famous venues in Busan including Busan City Hall, Busan Station, Shinsegae Department Store, Haeundae Beach, etc. The participating choirs will be expected to offer more than 1 performance.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

The very special experience singing in a running subway and subway square among the Busan citizen. This usually involves a 10-15 minutes performance to locals and/or tourists at the venues, providing a platform to share their culture and music with Korea.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

All participants perform in famous venues in and around the city of Busan. This choral parade provides opportunity for each choir to present their significant feature of country through their songs and costumes of their native land. Choir can sing any popular and joyful songs.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

Announcing and Awarding all winners including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Conductor, Best Presentation, Audience, etc. 5 Gold Prize winning teams will perform their best works for the Grand prize on this final stage.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

To captivate and reach a concert audience. Preparations and work methods.
- How choir singers and choir conductor work together.
- To deepen the interpretation of the music by using expressions and movements.
- What warm-ups I use for a rehearsal or concert.

What is it that makes you as the audience feel that the concert was so outstanding good?
How do we react as an audience when a choir and its singers express feelings?
Why are we moved?

These are some questions that I hope you as a participant will get an answer to during this lecture.
You will actively participate during the lecture with your voice and body.
I will show some of the different methods that I use as preparation for the concert or choir competition.

A warm welcome!
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