Music, Gettysburg! will present Sing Into Spring by the Gettysburg Children’s Choir and Chamber Chorale on Sunday, April 30, at the Gettysburg Seminary Chapel. This free concert begins at 4:00 pm and will feature diverse choral works ranging from classics to gospel.
Featured guests will be Camerata, an a cappella ensemble from Gettysburg College. The Gettysburg Children’s Choir is led by Artistic Director Dr. Brent C.Talbot and is accompanied by Ms. Jamie Buxton.
The Gettysburg Children’s Choir is an auditioned community group of singers in grades 3 through 12. The Choir rehearses weekly at Gettysburg College. Singers in the group represent nine elementary schools. . The Choir is in its eighteenth season. The Chamber Chorale, grades 9 – 12, is in its fourth season and represents six area high schools. In addition to its own concerts, the Choir’s performances have included the opening of the Majestic Theater, Carmina Burnana with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and the community Martin Luther King Celebration. Two Choir members were selected to perform with the National Children’s Honor Choir of the American Choral Directors Association in Minneapolis in March.
Dr. Talbot, artistic director, holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Music Education from the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He was the founding director of the Eastman Young Children’s Chorus, Director of the Eastman New Horizons Chorus, and founding director of the Electronic Music Studio at the Eastman Community School of Music in Rochester, NY. He is an associate rofessor of music education at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.
Jamie Buxton Jamie Buxton is pianist for the Gettysburg Children’s Choir and Chamber Chorale. In addition, she has served as pianist for Gettysburg College Choir, Gettysburg College Women’s Choir, Belle Voix, and other groups. Buxton enjoys working with local school districts as a choral pianist and pit musician for various musicals.
The Choir is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; by the Adams County Arts Council’s STAR Grant Program, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Adams County Commissioners, the Borough of Gettysburg, and the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust; the Adams County Community Foundation; and many individual donors. The Choir receives in-kind support from Gettysburg College.
Auditions for new members will be held May 15 at Gettysburg College. Dr. Talbot will hold a Youth Choir Camp through the Adams County Arts Council’s summer camp program June 5-9 from 9 am until noon. The Choir is online at www.gettysburgcc.org and on Facebook.