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1 Clarendon College Choir Carnegie ‘08 Information Presentation

2 MidAmerica Productions  23 rd Season  Offering unique performance opportunities to choirs, orchestras, bands from around the world since  More than 180 conductors in Carnegie Hall series  Sherrill Milnes, Lukas Foss, John Rutter, etc.  To date: Over 800 concerts using over 100,000 performers

3 The Music  Sunday, January 13, 2008 concert  James Meaders conducts Bob Chilcott’s Canticles and MLK and Caldwell’s/Ivory’s Hope for Resolution  Dale Miller conducts Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem  Candace Wicke conducts Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C Major, K. 317

4 Ralph Vaughan Williams

5 Vaughan Williams Biography  1872 – 1958  Studied at the Royal College of Music  Conductor, music editor, and historian  Ethnomusicology  The study of regional music  English folk songs  Composer of orchestral and choral works  1935 – Appointed to the Order of Merit

6 Vaughan Williams The War  Enlisted in WWI at the age of 40  Private in Royal Army Medical Corps  Royal Garrison Artillery Officer  1918 – Director of Music – First Army

7 Vaughan Williams Style  Pre-war Style  Folk tunes  Incidental music for Cambridge Univeristy productions  Post-war Style  Mystical  1924 – New Style of Composition  Lively cross-rhythms and clashing harmonies

8 Dona Nobis Pacem (1936) “Grant Us Peace” Cantata for Soprano & Baritone Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra Text source - Walt Whitman and others  Agnus Dei “Lamb of God”  Beat! Beat! Drums!  Reconciliation  Dirge for Two Veterans  The Angel of Death  O Man Greatly Beloved

9 Itinerary January 10 – 14, 2008  5 days, 4 nights in New York City  Visit historic landmarks such as the Empire State Building  Dance into the night as you cruise around the Statue of Liberty  Have the chance of a lifetime to…. Sing at Carnegie Hall!!

10 January 10, 2008  Travel from Clarendon to Dallas  Arrive in New York City and check into one of two  hotels in Manhattan.  Orientation tour of hotel area and Times Square  Free time until curfew

11 January 11, 2008  3 hour piano rehearsal Other activities:  Visit Empire State Building  Shopping at Macy’s and 34 th Street area  Walking tour of Central Park  Free time until curfew

12 January 12, 2008  3 hour piano rehearsal Other activities:  Visit Ground Zero  Trip to Natural History Museum  Show: Opera, play, musical  Free time until curfew

13 January 13, 2008  Morning Dress Rehearsal  2:00 Concert at Carnegie Hall  Dinner Cruise around lower Manhattan  Travels around the Statue of Liberty  Buffet Dinner and Dancing  Pack for trip home  Free time until curfew

14 January 14, 2008  Leave for Home  Classes start January 15

15 Performing in New York City  Cost of Trip  $1,089 – Concert Package  Based on quad occupancy  $343 – Air Package  Flight from Dallas  $23  Trip Shirt and music with rehearsal CD  $1,455 total for trip  Spending money, food, cab fare, ticket costs, etc.

16 Package Includes $1089  Four nights (quad occupancy) in  Grand 42 nd St and Park Ave  Hilton New York Ave of the Americas and 53 rd St  Post-Concert Reception Cruise  Spirit of New York or Spirit of New Jersey  Tips, gratuities, & baggage handling at hotel (one bag per person)

17 Package Includes  Bus transportation to/from rehearsals/concerts  Entrance ticket to the Empire State Building  Gift coupon for Macy’s in NY  Coupon to the famous Bloom’s Deli  Non-performers can sit in any/all rehearsals and will receive a ticket to the concert

18 Air Package Includes $  $287Round trip from Dallas to NYC or NJ  $17 Ticket Handling Fee  $39 Round Trip from Airport to Hotel

19 In Summary  20 people flying to NYC: $6,860  10 people watching 10 people performing: $21,780  NYC souvenirs to give away as birthday presents: $6,000

20 Getting the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall… Priceless!

21 Total Cost of Carnegie ’08 Trip $29,000 Based on 20 people $43,000 Based on 30 people

22 How can I help?  Adopt a student  Donate to choir fund  At concerts  By mail  Have your business donate to choir fund  Join us and Come on the trip!!


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