NEWS & EVENTS

News

  • ​​What an event it was! If you weren't at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 8, for "Sing Me to Heaven - The Music of Daniel Gawthrop,"  you missed an incredible music event. Dan Gawthrop and Jane Griner were both in attendance and heard the in-concert premiere of Resplendent Light,(commissioned by the Chorale in memory of those lost during the tragic event at the Virginia Beach Municipal Complex on May 31, 2019), along with 15 other of Dan's amazing compositions: 

Sing a Mighty Song

The New Jerusalem

The Pie Carols

A Pirate's Life

This Child, This King

Close Now Thine Eyes

Bredon Hill

Treasure the Gifts

Mary Speaks

Gaelic Blessing

Watch With Me

Bridgewater Motets

The Gift to Sing

No End to Singing

and, of course, Sing Me to Heaven

  • Auditions for the Virginia Beach Chorale will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 2:00 pm - Thalia United Methodist Church, 4321 Virginia Beach Boulevard, VB 23452. Visit www.vbchorale.org/audition for details and to register for your time slot. The theme for the 2022 Christmas concert is "A Christmas Wish" - songs about all the things we wish for at Christmas.

EVENTS

  • May 2023 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale Spring Concert - "Songs from Stage & Screen" - music from Broadway & movie musicals - check back for more information

  • December 2022 - Conductor -  Virginia Beach Chorale Christmas Concert - "A Christmas Wish" - check back for more information

  • August 2022 - Artistic Director - The Virginia Beach Chorale auditions for the 2022-2023 concert season. Click here for details

  • May 2022 - Artistic Director - The Virginia Beach Chorale joins with Symphonicity (the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach) in a memorial ceremony for those lost at the City Municipal Complex on May 31, 2019 

  • May 2022 - Conductor -  Virginia Beach Chorale Spring Concert - "Sing Me to Heaven - The Music of Daniel Gawthrop" - including a "mass sing" of the headline composition and the in-concert premiere of Resplendent Light !

  • April/May/June 2022 - Adjudicator - "Festivals of Music" and "Music in the Parks" Choral Festivals- Williamsburg & Virginia Beach, VA

  • April 2022 - Guest Conductor - Johnston County (NC) All-County Chorus.

  • April 2022 - Clinician - "Fundamentals of Conducting" - a master class at the Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • April 2022 - Conductor - the Vox Coelestis ensemble Hampton Roads mini-tour, including performances at First Colonial High School, New Light Church, and St. Andrews United Methodist Church,

  • April 2022 - Choral Coach - CCIS Touring Choir

  • March  2022 - Choral Coach - Cox HS, First Colonial HS, Great Neck MS District Assessment preparation

  • March  2022 - Conductor - the Vox Coelestis ensemble is the featured ensemble at the 2022 Virginia Beach "State of the City" address

  • March 2022 - Adjudicator - Cox HS, First Colonial HS, Great Neck MS, Lynnhaven MS Pre-Assessment Concert 

  • February 2022 - Adjudicator - VCDA District 2 All-Virginia Chorus auditions

  • January 2022 - Adjudicator - Visual & Performing Arts Academy Vocal auditions

  • January 2022 - Artistic Director - The Virginia Beach Chorale auditions for the 2021-2022 spring concert season.

  • December 2021 - Conductor - the Vox Coelestis ensemble sings on the Regent University web-streamed Christmas Special. www.regent.edu/Christmas.

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  • December 2021 - Conductor - The Heritage United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents the Christmas cantata "Were You There on that Christmas Night?" by Lloyd Larson.

  • December 2021 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale Christmas Concert - "Hot Chocolate and Cinema Sticks - Holiday Music from the Movies." 

  • November 2021 - Conductor - the Vox Coelestis ensemble sings at Heritage United Methodist Church.

  • November 2021 - Adjudicator - VMEA/VCDA District IV All-District Chorus auditions

  • October 2021 - Adjudicator - Virginia Music Educators Association "Senior Honors" chorus auditions.

  • August 2021 - Co-Director - Regent University auditions for the 2021 Fall semester.

  • August 2021 - Artistic Director - The Virginia Beach Chorale auditions for the 2021-2022 concert season.

  • August 2021 - Co-Host - Regent University Choral Retreat.

  • August 2021 - Conductor - The Virginia Beach Chorale presents the second of two "pop-up" concerts on the plaza of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center.​​​

  • June 2021 - Faculty Host - Regent University "SOAR" orientation sessions for incoming students

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  • June 2021 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale - The Chorale presents the first of two "pop-up" concerts on the plaza of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center.

  • May 2021 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale  - The Chorale presents the world premiere performance of "Resplendent Light," a newly commissioned composition with music by renowned composer Daniel Gawthrop, text by Jane Griner.

  • May 2021 - Conductor - Regent University Spring Concert

 

  • May 2021 - Conductor - Regent University Undergraduate Commissioning Ceremony

 

  • April 2021 - Adjudicator - "Music in the Parks" Choral Festival - Williamsburg, VA

  • April  2021- Clinician - Fitch HS (Youngstown, OH) Touring Choir - Virginia Beach , VA​

  • February 2021 - Adjudicator - Visual & Performing Arts Academy Vocal auditions

  • December 2020 - Clinician - "Singing for Understanding "- a virtual workshop sponsored by the Virginia Beach Chorale

  • December 2020 - Conductor - Regent University - "The Regent University Christmas Special"​ 

  • November 2020 - Room Chair/Panelist - Virginia Music Educators Association  (VMEA) In-Service Conference - "21st Century Teaching Skills" and "Music Educator Roundtable Discussion."

 

  • October 2020 - Clinician - "Conducting Electricity" - a virtual workshop sponsored by the Virginia Beach Chorale

  • September 2020 - Clinician - "An Introduction to Sight-Singing" - a virtual workshop sponsored by the Virginia Beach Chorale

  • May 2020 - Vocalist - Tenor in Eric Whitacre's "Virtual Choir 6" - Sing Gently. 

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