Sing! Christmas Dreams
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
DCINY kicks off the holiday season with the world premiere of composer/conductor Joseph Martin’s Christmas Evergreen with the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers.as well as his festive work Christmas Dreams with co-composer/pianist Heather Sorenson. Composer/Conductor Mary MCDonald and Joel Raney premiere their work Sing Christmas with the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers.
Participating Group Directors
Dr. Thomas H. Naus holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Temple University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Michigan State University. He has held a number of full-time Director of Music positions in churches in Pennsylvania and Florida. In addition, he has taught in college and high school and served as assistant director of an opera company. He recently retired as Director of Choral Activities at Ocoee High School, Orange County, Florida. As a choral director, he has conducted many choral/orchestral works and taken choirs on tours in the United States and Europe.
The Port Orange United Church of Christ Choir leads worship regularly at traditional Sunday services, as well as special services throughout the church year. The choir also presents an annual Lessons and Carols service at Christmas. In addition, the choir has performed for events outside the church and for the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ.