NEWS & EVENTS

News

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  • On May 8, 2022, The Virginia Beach Chorale will present the Spring Concert - "Sing Me to Heaven - The Music of Daniel Gawthrop" at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center.  Mr. Gawthrop will be in attendance for the performance and for the official premiere of the commissioned work "Resplendent Light." The weekend will include a master class with Dan, a "meet & greet" after the concert, and a "mass sing" of the headline composition by the Chorale & choirs and vocalists in the audience!

  • On December 5, 2021,  2:00 pm, the Virginia Beach Chorale will present the 2021 Christmas concert - "Hot Chocolate and Cinema Sticks - Holiday Music from the Movies" at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center. Click here for more information!

  • On May 21, composer Dan Gawthrop, Virginia Beach Chorale member Lee Ann Lanciaux, and Don recorded an interview on "Arts Undercurrents with Rebecca Weinstein" on WHRO, the Hampton Roads NPR/PBS radio station. Discussion centered on the Virginia Beach Chorale's commissioning, and Dan & Jane's creation, of "Resplendent Light," a song written in memory of those lost during the tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Complex on May 31, 2019. Click here tlisten to the interview. The Chorale presented the world premiere of the composition during a web-streamed memorial ceremony on May 31, 2021, produced by the City of Virginia Beach. View the ceremony and premiere here.​​

EVENTS

  • 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!

  • April 2022 - Conductor - the Vox Coelestis ensemble sings on the Regent University Spring Concert.

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

  • January 2022 - Artistic Director - The Virginia Beach Chorale auditions for the 2021-2022 spring concert season. For details, click here.

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

  • 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." For information, click here.

  • 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. For details, click here.

 

  • 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.​​​

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  • 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. For details, see the note in "News."

  • 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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