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Sounds Of The Season: The Holiday Music Of Mark Hayes And Pepper Choplin

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Acts

Mark Hayes, Composer/Conductor
Hayes: Magnificat
Selections of Holiday Favorites
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Pepper Choplin, Composer/Conductor
Choplin: Heaven's Child
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Participating Groups

Poplar Springs Adult Choir

The Cross & Crown Chancel Choir

Ridge Road Baptist Chancel Choir

Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church Chancel Choir

Raleigh Court United Methodist Church Chancel Choir

Apex UMC Chancel Choir

Galesville United Methodist Church Chancel Choir

High School Choir of the American International School of Vienna Austria

First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande Chancel Choir

Church of the Palms

First Baptist Huntersville, Worship Choir

The Ripple Effect Vocal Visionary Project

Arma Community Choir

Meridian Street United Methodist Church Chancel Choir

Christ Community Church Chapel Choir

Cantorei sine Nomine

North Carolina Baptist Singers & The Encore Entertainment Singers of Goldsboro, NC

Centenary UMC Chancel Choir

Manassas Chorale

Living Christ Lutheran Church Choir

Woodhaven Baptist Church

Manhattan Beach Community Church Choir

Trinity United Church, Ottawa

Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle UK

Windsor United Church Choir

Saint Pius X Parish Choir, Grandville, Michigan

Mentor United Methodist Church Chancel Choir & Charter Members Men's Choir

Wallace Presbyterian Church Choir, Wallace, North Carolina

Community Church of New Boston

Wesley United Church Choir (Regina, SK., Canada)

Eagle Song

Bethel Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir

Magnolia Road Church Choir

St. Helen Catholic Church

Special Guests

Artist's Name

Mark Hayes

Artist's Name

Mark Hayes

Artist's Name

Pepper Choplin

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Participating Group Directors

The Cross & Crown Chancel Choir
Mitchell M. Olson

Dr. Mitchell ("Mitch") M. Olson has served as director of music at Cross & Crown Chancel Choir for the past 17 years. Dr. Olson has served professionally as a choral conductor and church musician in the Rockford, IL area for over 35 years. Dr. Olson is also a professor in the music department at Rockford University where he teaches courses and provides student lessons in organ and piano. Mitch is married to his wife, Rev. Sharon Olson, for 37 years and they have 4 children, Krista, Kara, Tray, & TJ, and 2 grandchildren, Addy & Lucas. They enjoy RVing and camping together, and everyone plays some kind of musical instrument.


The Cross & Crown Chancel Choir sings at the first service at Cross & Crown Lutheran Church every Sunday morning from Labor Day (Rally Day Sunday) through Pentecost Sunday each year. This singing season brings together a faithful ensemble of volunteer singers that support the worship and singing of the Cross & Crown Congregation. Several members of the choir also sing during the year as soloists and during the summer months. The Chancel Choir presents 2 cantatas during the church year, the first being the 4th Sunday of Advent (a Christmas Cantata), and the other on Palm Sunday (and Easter Cantata). The choir became familiar with Mark Hayes' music by singing several of his offerings for both the Christmas Season and Easter Season.

Poplar Springs Adult Choir