2016 Season

Date and Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Dedicated in memory of Eric Betthauser, 1973-2016, Beloved music educator and Choir Director for Henley Middle School and WAHS.

Program:

I. Canzona…………Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1555-1612), arr. Philip Clark

II. Oratorio de Noel Prelude and Chorus…………Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), arr. by Philip Clark

III. Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’…………R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), arr. by David Stone

IV. Henley Middle School Jazz Choir – Directed by Philip Clark

With piano accompanist – Lisa Reistetter

  • “Say Something” by Great Big World
  • “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
  • “Night of Silence” by Daniel Kantor

V. Pastorale (Largo)…………Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

VI. Holiday Suite…………arrangements by Philip Clark

  • A Polish Carol – Traditional
  • Fugue sur un theme de Noel Russe – Reinhold Glière
  • Lasst uns Froh und munter sein – Traditional
  • Old Provençal Carol – Franz Liszt
  • Gloucestershire Wassail – Traditional


Date and Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark

Program:

I. Concerto in C for Solo Violoncello, Strings and Harpsichord

RV 400…………Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Cello soloist – Andrew Gabbert

II. Symphony No. 2 Op 27, Movement III…………Serge Rachmaninov (1845-1924)

III. Élégie Op. 24…………Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Cello soloist – Andrew Gabbert

IV. Chabrier Suite…………Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)

  • Menuet Pompeux (orchestration by M Ravel)
  • Habanera
  • Danse Villageoise
  • Joyeuse Marche

Andrew Gabbert

Crozet resident Andrew Gabbert is the cellist of the pioneering flute/cello duo, Terra Voce. Prior to the creation of Terra Voce, he held titled positions with the Tulsa Philharmonic and Opera orchestras for eleven years. He has also performed as soloist with the Tulsa Philharmonic and the National Repertory Orchestra, and has recorded on Centaur Records as the Principal Cellist of the Chorus Civitas Orchestra. He has previously been a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra and Terre Haute Symphony. Summer festival appearances have included the Wintergreen (VA), Britt (OR) and Sunriver (OR) Festivals, the Texas Festival-Institute at Round Top (TX), and OK Mozart (OK) with the Solisti New York Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he regularly presented educational concerts as a member of the Tulsa Philharmonic String Quartet/Quintet. He has taught as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Oklahoma, and as a graduate assistant at Louisiana State University. He currently teaches at Randolph College, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, and maintains a private studio in Crozet, VA.



Date and Time: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Program:

I. Sinfonia No. 2 in F major…………Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

  1. Con spirito
  2. Allegretto
  3. Presto

II. Canzona C. 195…………Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1616)

III. Concerto for Sopranino Recorder, Strings and Continuo in C major

RV 443…………Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Soloist – Nancy Buckingham Garlick

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro molto

IV. Canzona C. 194…………Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1616)

V. Suite…………John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

  1. The Washington Post March
  2. The Gliding Girl Tango
  3. The Liberty Bell March
  4. Presidential Polonaise

VI. Colonel Bogey March…………Kenneth J. Alford (1881-1945)

Nancy Buckingham Garlick

Nancy Buckingham Garlick was soloing as a clarinetist with orchestras in Westchester County, New York, while still in high school. She studied at the Crane School of Music, NYSU at Potsdam (BS) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM), during which time she played with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Lincoln Center and the National Orchestral Association at Carnegie Hall. Further studies include Ecoles Americaines des Beaux Arts, in Fontainebleau, France, with Mlle. Nadia Boulanger, The Catholic University of America (DMA) and the Tanglewood Festival where she had opportunity to play under Leonard Bernstein.

In 1974 she accepted a faculty position at The College of Wooster in Ohio and soon was appointed Music Director of The Wooster Symphony Orchestra. Nancy joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1985 and served as principal clarinetist of the Charlottesville University Symphony for 24 years. During that tenure she also performed with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, the Ash Lawn Opera, Roanoke Symphony among others, and served as Music Director of the Youth Orchestra of Charlottesville and Albemarle.

In 2007 Mary Baldwin College invited Dr. Garlick to teach a graduate course in the Music of Shakespeare. Using the recorder to illustrate Renaissance music, she soon became so enamored of the instrument, she then devoted herself to the study of early music and recorder performance. Attending The Amherst Early Music Festival for several seasons, she has performed in master classes with Reine-Marie Verhagen, Saskia Coolen, Joris van Goetham, and Han Tol. Nancy has also played with an American group in Cornwall, England, Gilleleje, Denmark, and recently, near St Andrews, Scotland. In 2012 she was a guest of Three Notch’d Road for Charpentier’s Masse de Noel and in 2013 she performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #4. Currently she is a member of The Wild Geese, a baroque ensemble and The Crozet Recorder Quartet. . In June, 2016, she will appear as soloist with The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.



Date and Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Clarinetist: Julia Klein

Violinist: Bethany Reitsma

Program:

For clarinet and piano:

  • Solo Brillante by Antonio Romero y Andia
  • Brahms Sonata in F minor, first and fourth movements
  •       Piano accompanist – Linda Blondel

For violin and piano:

  • Baghdasaryan Rhapsody
  • Heire Kati by Jeno Hubay
  •       Piano accompanist – Margaret Belanus (Bethany’s grandmother)

For clarinet, violin and piano:

  • Mozart Kegelstatt Trio
  •       Pianist – Linda Blondel

Julia Klein

Julia Klein is a junior at Western Albemarle High School. She studies clarinet with James Tobin and plays in the Crozet Community Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia.

Bethany Reitsma

Bethany Reitsma is a senior at Charlottesville High School. She studies violin with Philip Clark and plays in the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia. She will be attending Washington and Lee University in the fall.

Margaret Belanus feels fortunate to have been involved in music throughout her life: as a music educator, church organist, choir director, piano instructor, and accompanist. She is delighted to be able to play with granddaughter Bethany in this program.



Date and Time: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark

The CCO is a participant partner in the Jefferson Madison Regional Library March 2016 BIG READ, performing movements from Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Beethoven’s Symphony No 3, Eroica that were described in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers.

Program:

I. Concerto in e minor, RV 550…………Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  • Andante
  • Allegro assai
  • Adagio-Allegro

II. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)…………Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Soloist – Pamela Beasley, soprano

  • No. 1 Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
  • No. 2 Ging heut’ morgen ubers Feld

III. Symphony No 3, Eroica…………Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Marcia Funebre (Adagio assai)

IV. Findlandia, Op. 26…………Jean Sibelius (1865-1057)

Pamela Beasley Head shot

Pamela Blevins Beasley, soprano, has sung leading and supporting operatic and musical theater roles with Fort Worth Opera, Birmingham Civic Opera, Pensacola Opera, Mobile Opera, Southern Regional Opera, Maxwell Theater Troupe, Southwestern Opera Theater and University of Montevallo Lyric Theater. Highlight roles have included : Mimi La Boheme, Zerlina Don Giovanni , Mother Amahl and the Night Visitors, Marian The Music Man and both Julie and Carrie in performances of Carousel. She has appeared as featured soprano soloist at Carnegie Hall in a sacred choral concert and as a recitalist in Rome, Italy. Her performance experience has also included oratorio and sacred concerts in Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and New York.

Locally, Pamela has appeared as soloist with the Virginia Consort, the Oratorio Society of Virginia, the Charlottesville and University Symphony and on the University Chamber Music Series. She has also been an active recitalist in various venues including universities where she has taught.

Pamela has served on the Performance Faculty of the University of Virginia since 2004 and currently serves as the Liaison to the Chair for the Voice Faculty. Past teaching assignments include faculty positions at James Madison University, Mary Baldwin College, Liberty University, the University of South Alabama and the University of Mobile. She has served as State Governor for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Alabama chapter and as a Board member for the Virginia chapter of NATS. Additionally, she taught on the faculty of Operafestival di Roma, Rome, Italy.

She holds degrees from Southwestern Seminary and the University of Montevallo where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honorary societies. She completed additional studies at Boston Conservatory and Shenandoah Conservatory. In addition to solo work, she enjoys singing weekly with the Sanctuary Choir at University Baptist Church.

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