publicado a la(s) 2 oct. 2012 8:41 por Mercedes Grau
The Joyful Voice
News and Notes from the
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
We can tell Fall is coming by the winter gourds ripening, the
freshly crisp evenings, and the happy sound of children learning new
music. Our teachers speak highly of their students, and the kids who
went to sleepaway Choir Camp are about to sing the National Anthem for
the Oakland A's!
Bob inspires at Season Preview
Circle members and close supporters of the Piedmont East Bay Children's
Choir gathered for an exclusive Season Preview, hosted by Board
President Annette Clear and her husband Michael Begert at their home.
Artistic Director Robert Geary spoke movingly of how music can
transform a child's life and soul, and described the major highlights of
the upcoming 30th Anniversary Season. Here's a brief but inspiring clip
from Bob's speech at the Season Preview. Watch the video
Sue Bohlin's latest commission
The composer in our midst has a new commission: Sue Bohlin,
Ensemble Associate Conductor and Accompanist, has received a commission
from Vivace Youth Chorus. The project involves 4 other composers in
all and will use poetry written by young students in San Jose.
♪ 10/6: Brass Menazeri
Bookkeeper Michele Simon continues her fine work with Bras Menazeri, San Francisco's Powerhouse Balkan Brass Band. more info
♪ 10/12-20: Bay Area Bach
Choir Staff Elenka
Proulx and alum Blythe Tai are singing together in the BACH, also known
as Bay Area Classical Harmonies. Hear them in "Songs of Destiny +
Concerti” featuring works by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann. more info
♪ 10/19-20: Clerestory
director Clifton Massey sings with Clerestory in SeaSongs. Traditional
chanteys, serenely flowing Renaissance polyphony, modern melodies, and
Clerestory’s first ever commissioned work.
♪ 10/27: Kitka
Michele Simon joins Kitka in concert with "Labyrinth: Music from Greece
and Beyond." With Kitka, Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma, and Teslim (Kaila
Flexer & Gari Hegedus). more info
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Is your child starring in a musical? Did your alum tour Europe with their college choir? We'll write it up in the Joyful Voice! Email us with your news.
The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir is honored to have the continued support of Bell Investment Advisors
, for our 2012-2013 Concert Season.
Choir Alums Thrive at Harvard
Three choir Alumna at Harvard University are still singing together! Grace Goodby
, Aliza Theis
and Lauren Boranian
auditioned for the Collegium Musicum, Harvard’s premier mixed choir,
and – no suprise to us – they all got in! Congratulations, Grace, Aliza,
Surfing USA - CHOIR STYLE
Artistic Director is an avid surfer - and he's spreading the surfing
bug! Bob Geary took several choir supporters (Jukka Valkonen, Matthew
Levett, and Francis Combes pictured) for a surf lesson. This was a item
in last year's Gala Auction – Save the Date for this years Gala on March 9, 2013!