The Conservatory Choir and Shenandoah Voices traveled to Upperville, Virginia, to perform a traditional high-Anglican Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal on Sunday, March 6. Frequent Shenandoah University collaborator Dan Miller accompanied several selections on the organ. Dina Spyropoulos ’23 (Master of Music in Conducting), Noah Wagar ’22 (Master of Music in Conducting) and Drew Young ’23 (Master of Music in Conducting) all had opportunities to be on the podium.
The Conservatory Choir was also honored to take part in the “A Brahms Concert” led by Coordinator of Music Literature and Associate Professor of Music History and Literature Laurie McManus, Ph.D., on Sunday, April 3. The event was a legacy celebration of German composer Johannes Brahms on the 125th anniversary of his death and the choir was featured in a performance of the seldom performed “Kyrie” from Missa Canonica.
Shenandoah Voices traveled to Dayton, Virginia, to perform at the annual memorial service and luncheon honoring alumni from the Shenandoah University and Conservatory of Music, Dayton campus, on Friday, April 8. A selection of sacred anthems and hymns were performed during the service, and a set of Irish folk-inspired arrangements and original compositions were performed during the luncheon. Included was the world premiere of a new TTBB arrangement of “Benediction” by Pennsylvania-based composer and conductor John Conahan written especially for Shenandoah Voices.