NEWS & EVENTS

News

  • Don will be the Guest Conductor for a week-long residency at Carnegie Hall in New York City, June 17-23, 2024, sponsored by Mid-America Productions and featuring Dan Forrest's "Te Deum" and Joseph Martin's "Sing to Me." Check back soon for details and information on how to register!

  • The Virginia Beach Chorale will hold auditions for the spring concert season on Sunday, January 8, 2023, 2:00 pm., at Thalia United Methodist Church, 4321 Virginia Beach Boulevard. For information and to register for an audition slot, click here.

  • The Virginia Beach Chorale presented the 2022 Christmas concert, "A Christmas Wish" (songs about things we wish for at Christmas), on Sunday, December 4, 3:00 pm at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center. This year's guest ensemble was Regent University's Vox Coelestis. For details, click here

  • 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.

EVENTS

  • 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!

  • December 2023 - Conductor - Virginia Beach Chorale Christmas Concert - "A Classical Christmas" - familiar and beloved classical Christmas selections - check back for more information

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

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

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

  • March  2023 - Choral Coach - Cox HS, First Colonial HS, Great Neck MS District Assessment preparation

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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. 

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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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