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Who Are The Brave: Music In Honor Of President’s Day

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Acts

Joseph Michael Martin, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Joseph Martin
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Robert Istad, Guest Conductor
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Hanson: Song of Democracy

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Christopher W. Peterson, Guest Conductor
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Hanson: Song of Democracy

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Mack Wilberg, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Mack Wilberg
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Also Featuring:

Sasha Grossman, Boy Soprano Solo

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Special Guests

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Mack Wilberg

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Robert Istad

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Joseph Michael Martin

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Christopher W. Peterson

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Sasha Grossman

Participating Groups

Chariton High School Concert Choir

Sydney Jewish Choral Society Inc

The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church of Perry

Gold Coast Concert Chorus

Riverside Poly High School Choir

Deseret Chamber Choir

Kennesaw United Methodist Church Choirs

Fanshawe Chorus London and Chorus Hamilton

Sycamore Community Singers (Ohio/United States)

Great Falls Community Gospel Choir

Laingsburg Community Singers

Minnesota Saints Chorale

The Anson Singers

California State University, Fullerton Symphonic Chorus

Community United Methodist Church Choir

Citrus Community Concert Choir

First Presbyterian Chancel Choir, Clifton, TX

Sunset High School Choir

Shelby County Texas

Emmanuel Baptist Singers

Participating Group Directors

Sydney Jewish Choral Society Inc
Rose Grausman
Born and raised in Russia, Rose trained at the Moscow Musical College and the Gnesinski Musical Institute. She worked at a Moscow school for musically talented children and at the Kabalevsky Laboratory before migrating to Australia in 1989. Since her arrival in Sydney, Rose has taught piano and musicianship in schools and privately. She worked as a choral conductor with the Sydney Children’s Choir and Singers 2000 and became the musical director of the Sydney Jewish Choral Society in 1989. Her leadership, guidance and mentorship has seen the Society successfully meet the challenges of a rigorous performance schedule.

Formed 33 years ago, the Sydney Jewish Choral Society has established itself on Sydney’s cultural scene. Its members come from a wide range of professions, countries and musical backgrounds. Its repertoire has been wide ranging too, taking in classical, opera, jazz and musicals, popular and folk music in many languages. But within the variety there is a common note: the love of the choristers for singing and performing. Using music as a bridge between the Jewish and wider communities, the Society aims wherever possible to support worthy causes, and to promote harmony and tolerance.

Chariton High School Concert Choir
Tyler J. Urich
The Chariton High School Concert Choir is under the direction of Mr. Tyler Urich. Mr. Urich earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College in 2007, and has completed graduate work through the University of Northern Iowa. While at Wartburg, he had the opportunity to perform in some of the most famous opera houses and cathedrals in the world. In May of 2014, he was awarded the Professional Educators of Iowa Teacher of the Year award. He is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching and his seventh year at Chariton High School.

The Chariton High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Mr. Tyler Urich, is the premiere vocal ensemble at Chariton High School, Chariton, IA. This select group is chosen by audition each May. The Concert Choir is comprised of 60 singers in grades 9-12. The choir rehearses and performs music of varying styles and genres. Each year, the choir looks foreword to presenting four concerts. In February, 2017, the Concert Choir made their Carnegie Hall premier, under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson.

The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church of Perry
Warren Rogers
Warren Rogers currently serves as the Worship Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Perry, Georgia. As a 36 year veteran of worship ministry, he has traveled all over the world in mission and concert programs. As a Worship Pastor and as a member of The Sons of Jubal and The Jubal Brass, he has played and sang in places such as China (Beijing), North Korea (Pyongyang), Israel (Jerusalem), Palestine (Bethlehem), Venezuela (Caracas), Moldova, and throughout the United States. He is married to Jerilyn Rogers and is the proud father of Joshua, Caleb, Hannah, and Jonathan.

The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church of Perry has a long-standing tradition of providing quality musical leadership to the worship programs of their church. They not only lead worship each Sunday throughout the year, but they also provide great annual community worship events such as "A Night of Joy", "A Night of Worship", and the patriotic extravaganza, the "God Bless America Day". The Celebration Choir is comprised of all volunteers and it's membership is open to any interested church attender. The choir is under the direction of Rev. Warren Rogers and is accompanied by Brenda Bullard.

Riverside Poly High School Choir