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Sing! Christmas Dreams

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Acts

Joseph M. Martin, Composer/Conductor
Martin: Christmas Evergreens
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Joseph M. Martin, Composer/Conductor
Martin and Sorenson: Christmas Dreams (NY Premiere)
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Mary McDonald, Composer/Conductor
McDonald and Raney:Sing Christmas!

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.

Also Featuring:

Matt Cahill, Baritone

Participating Groups

Port Orange United Church of Christ Choir

Wake Forest Baptist Church Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill (FL)

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Tallmadge Lutheran Church Chancel Choir

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir

Mars Hill Baptist Church Chancel Choir

Burns Memorial United Methodist Church Chancel Choir

Shenendehowa United Methodist Church Choir

St. Timothy Choir, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas

Celebration Choir of Oceanview United Methodist Church

First Congregational Church in Billerica

The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Kelowna Community Chorus

Roseburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church Choir - Roseburg, OR

First Presbyterian Church of Elmira Chancel Choir

First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir of Hollidaysburg, PA

Chetek Lutheran Chancel Choir

Altavista Presbyterian Church Choir

United Presbyterian Church of Laramie Chancel Choir

Morningside Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, Spartanburg, SC

First Baptist Church of Gautier, Mississippi Worship Choir

UMC of the Palm Beaches and Palms West Presbyterian Choirs

Chester United Methodist Church Chancel Choir

Morris Hill Baptist Church Adult Choir

Auburn United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, Auburn, Alabama

First Presbyterian Church of Gardner, Kansas

Aldersgate UMC

Lake Travis United Methodist Church Adult Choir

Beaver Dam Baptist Church - Knoxville, TN

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Choir

Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church, Oak Park, Illinois

Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish Choir

Shady Grove Chancel Choir

Christ United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Brownsville, Texas Chancel Choir

Benson Baptist Church Choir, Benson, North Carolina

First United Methodist Church Irving

First Baptist Waxahachie Worship Choir

St. John Catholic Church Choir

Special Guests

Artist's Name

Joseph M. Martin

Artist's Name

Mary McDonald

Artist's Name

Heather Sorenson

Artist's Name

Matt Cahill

Artist's Name

Joel Raney

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Participating Group Directors

Wake Forest Baptist Church Chancel Choir
Bryant L. Moxley

Rev. Bryant L. Moxley has served as Minister of Music and Worship at Wake Forest Baptist Church since 2014. A graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rev. Moxley has served churches in Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia, Kansas and North Carolina. Additionally, he served as Assistant Professor of Music and Music Department Chair at Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia, from 2002-2014. His choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, throughout the southeastern United States and in Europe. He is married to Lisa Nevin Moxley and they are the proud parents of Anna Moxley and Sarah Grace Moxley-White.


The Wake Forest Baptist Church Chancel Choir is composed of 70 singers who provide music and worship leadership for two weekly services and four major seasonal presentations each year. The Chancel Choir performs a wide variety of sacred music including anthems, hymn settings, spirituals and oratorio choruses. The Chancel Choir has commissioned anthems from well-known sacred composers such as Joseph Martin, Pepper Choplin and Jay Althouse and hosts a biennial Composer Residency. Membership in the Wake Forest Baptist Church Chancel Choir is open. The Chancel Choir is accompanied by Dr. Jeanine Skinner.

Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill (FL)