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Seven Last Words

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

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Participating Groups

Spanish River High School Chorus

Louisburg High School Select Choir

Chrismon Chorale & St Andrew Canticle Choir

North Central University Concert Chorale

Special Guests

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Larry Bach

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Catherine Sailer

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Participating Group Directors

Spanish River High School Chorus

Alex Kovalsky
Alex Kovalsky is the Chorus Director at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, FL. Choirs from SRHS consistently receive high ratings at district and state assessments, and SRHS students are regularly accepted into local, state, and regional honor choirs. Alex is an active member of FMEA, FVA, and ACDA, and serves in leadership roles at the district, regional, and national levels. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Montevallo and a Master of Music degree from Kansas State University.
The Spanish River High School Chorus is dedicated to developing the best people and musicians possible through high quality music education that is accessible to all.

Louisburg High School Select Choir

Alison Moore
Alison Moore has directed the Louisburg High School Select Choir for 10 years. She taught elementary music in the Shawnee Mission and Louisburg school districts for 10 years prior to becoming the middle school and high school choir directors in Louisburg, Kansas. She also teaches theatre arts at the high school and is the musical director for both the middle and high school. She and her husband, Tommy have 4 children: Austin, Alyse, Ashton and Adelyn.

The Louisburg High School Select Choir is an audition only group that performs throughout the school year at various school and community. Select Choir members range in grade level from sophomore through senior, but all are active members of their school's extra-curricular programs. These young singers also participate in the following: cross country, football, volleyball, swim, soccer, basketball, wrestling, softball, baseball, track, FBLA, National Honor Society, Student Council, scholars' bowl and the musical. This is the Louisburg High School Select Choir's second appearance with DCINY having previously performed in The Music of Will Todd in 2019.

Chrismon Chorale & St Andrew Canticle Choir
Larry Bach
Larry Bach currently conducts the Minneapolis based Community choir, Chrismon Chorale and the St Andrew Lutheran Church Canticle Choir in Eden Prairie, MN. He recently retired from a long and distinguished career as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at North Central University, where he also led all choral activities. The NCU chorale sang in over 20 countries under Bach’s direction as well as extensive tours through the USA. Bach holds a BA in vocal performance from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota, and DMA(abd) from the the University of Iowa. Bach sang for many years with the renowned Dale Warland singers, serving several years as associate conductors.
The Chrismon Chorale began as a community choir in Minneapolis MN in 1992. The Choral presents concerts in the Fall and Spring in various churches throughout Twin Cities. The Chorale seeks to present concerts exclusively from the collected works of sacred choral music that comfort, uplift, and inspire, seeking to perform them with the highest level of musicality and artistry, singing as people who personally believe and know the truth of the message that they proclaim, and offering them as a sacrifice to the glory of God.”

North Central University Concert Chorale

Alessio Tranchell
Alessio Tranchell serves as Assistant Professor of Music at North Central University where he directs the Concert Chorale, the Women’s Chorus, and the Festival Choir. Previously, Tranchell worked at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul where he directed the Amata Women’s Chorale and taught courses in music theory and sight singing. Tranchell has also worked as an adjunct faculty at Crown College and Saint Cloud State University while appearing regularly with the Minnesota Opera Chorus. He currently lives in downtown St. Paul with his wife, Caroline and two pugs Tommy and Roger.
The North Central University Concert Chorale is an ensemble of thirty singers and instrumentalists, under the direction of Alessio Tranchell. They’re known for their exciting and passionate music ministry in styles ranging from choral classics to contemporary gospel. The Chorale has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, singing in churches, schools, and concert halls.