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NEWS & EVENTS

News

  • I am thrilled, honored, and humbled to share that I have been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Shenandoah University Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement ! This is an incredible honor and I am so proud to claim Shenandoah as my Alma Mater....thank you, SU!!

  • ​​Don is excited to announce that he will begin offering a series of conducting clinics - "The Refreshed Conductor" - and - "The Expressive Conductor" - starting in January of 2024. Click here for details and registration information.

  • Don will be the Guest Conductor for a residency at Carnegie Hall in New York City, June 20-24, 2024, sponsored by Mid-America Productions and featuring performances of Dan Forrest's "Te Deum" and Joseph Martin's "Sing to Me." Interested in singing in Carnegie Hall? Click here to contact Don!​​

  • In December 2024, The Resident Music Companies of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Symphonicity (the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach), The Tidewater Winds, and the Virginia Beach Chorale, will join forces to present "The Resident Companies Concert," a celebration of holiday music, under the direction of Don, Maestro Daniel Boothe (Symphonicity), and Maestro John Brewington (Tidewater Winds). Check back for details!

EVENTS

  • December 2024 - Conductor - Symphonicity, The Tidewater Winds, and the Virginia Beach Chorale present "The Resident Companies Holiday Concert" - a combined performance by three of Hampton Roads favorite musical organizations. Don't miss your chance to see this one!

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  • June 2024 - Guest Conductor - Mid-America Productions "Carnegie Hall Concert Series" - a week-long residency with a culminating concert on the world famous Perelman stage!

  • March-June 2024 - Adjudicator - "Festivals of Music" and "Music in the Park choral festivals - Washington, DC, Williamsburg & Virginia Beach, VA

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  • March 2024 - Adjudicator- VCDA District II District Choral Assessments 

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  • December 2023 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale Christmas Concert - "A Classical Christmas" - Some new, some familiar, all beloved classical Christmas selections - click herefor more information.

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  • May 2023 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale Spring Concert - "No Tune Like a Show Tune" - music from Broadway & movie musicals.

  • March/April/May/June 2023 - Adjudicator - "Festivals of Music" and "Music in the Parks" Choral Festivals- Washington, DC, Williamsburg & Virginia Beach, VA

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  • April 2023 - Conductor - Vox Coelestis sings on the Regent University Spring concert - Virginia Beach, VA

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  • April 2023 - Conductor - Vox Coelestis sings on the Regent Institute of Music inaugural concert - Virginia Beach, VA

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  • April 2023 - Clinician - Boardman High School (Boardman, OH) Touring Choir - Virginia Beach, VA

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  • April  2023 - Conductor - The Heritage United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents the Easter cantata "No Greater Love" by Lloyd Larson.

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  • March  2023 - Choral Coach - Cox HS, First Colonial HS, Tallwood HS, Norview HS, Great Neck MS, Brandon MS, Lynnhaven MS - District Assessment preparation​

  • March 2023 - Adjudicator - VCDA District IV District Choral Assessments 

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  • March 2023 - Adjudicator - Cox HS, First Colonial HS, Great Neck MS, Lynnhaven MS Pre-Assessment Concert 

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  • February 2023 - Adjudicator - VCDA District 2 All-Virginia Chorus auditions

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  • January 2023 - Adjudicator - Visual and Performing Arts Academy auditions

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  • January 2023 - Artistic Director - The Virginia Beach Chorale auditions for the 2023 spring concert season. 

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  • December 2022 - Conductor - The Heritage United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents the Christmas cantata "Morning Star" by Lloyd Larson.

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  • December 2022 - Conductor -  Virginia Beach Chorale Christmas Concert - "A Christmas Wish" - songs about the things we wish for at Christmas time. Guest ensemble: Vox Coelestis, the touring ensemble from Regent University​

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  • November 2022 - Adjudicator - Virginia Choral Dirrectors Association District 2 All-District Chorus auditions

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  • October 2022 - Adjudicator - Virginia Music Educators Association Senior Honors Chorus auditions

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

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  • 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​

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  • 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.

  • 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

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