Requests for VMEA information should be addressed to the State Executive. It is comprised of more than 40 members who reside in the Hampton Roads area. You can sing with us during rehearsal or sit on the sidelines and watch - … In January 2016, director Rick Taylor announced his departure for a new job with the BHS's charitable organization, Harmony Foundation International. All postings to this site must be made through your section president. The Chesapeake Chorale is an auditioned SATB chorus of 40-50 singers, primarily drawn from Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland. 1957 - Quaker City Chorus - Philadelphia, PA 1958 - Singing Capital Chorus - District of Columbia, DC 1959 - Chorus of the Chesapeake - Dundalk, MD 1960 - Hometown Chorus - Lodi, NJ 1961 - Del-Chord-Ians - Delco, PA 1962 - Patapsco Valley Chorus - Patapsco Valley, MD 1963 - Dapper Dans of Harmony - … It is the vision of the Chorus to become the premier choral group in Chesapeake that promotes choral music throughout the community. Mrs. Krepcho does not give private voice lessons, but fully endorses the following local voice teachers: Shannon Jennings Holman ... * Chesapeake Public Schools Website * Grassfield High School Website 2021-2022: Where-er You Walk (2020-21) 03 Where_er You Walk S2-T2 Ab; 06 Where_er You Walk S1-T1 Bb; 09 Where_er You Walk A1-B1 F; 11 Where_er You Walk A2-B2 Eb It’s time to order your graduation items! [9], The chorus competed at the 2013 International Contest, held in Toronto on July 5, 2013, placing 21st.[9]. After competing in October 2008,[7] the chorus qualified for the 2009 International contest in Anaheim, California, but declined the invitation to take a year off following the untimely death of Fred King on September 1, 2008. In the late 1950s, some barbershop singers in the Baltimore area expressed an interest in starting a chorus that would dedicate itself to both musical excellence and community service. DUE TO COVID-19 - VIRTUAL AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD FOR THE 2021 EVENT. Within a year the ranks of the chorus had swelled to over 150 men, with Bob Johnson leading them in many singouts, activities, and community events. It’s time to order your graduation items! CHORUS. 1957 - Quaker City Chorus - Philadelphia, PA 1958 - Singing Capital Chorus - District of Columbia, DC 1959 - Chorus of the Chesapeake - Dundalk, MD 1960 - Hometown Chorus - Lodi, NJ 1961 - Del-Chord-Ians - Delco, PA 1962 - Patapsco Valley Chorus - Patapsco Valley, MD 1963 - Dapper Dans of Harmony - Livingston, NJ After their first victory in 1961, the chorus did not qualify for International the next few years, and membership began to slowly dwindle. Jim departed in 2003 and was replaced by Rick Taylor, who had directed many choruses in the past and had won several International Quartet bronze medals with the quartets BSQ and Riptide. Atlantic Shores students did a beautiful job during their auditions! To Our Community: On behalf of the Chesapeake Chorale, the Board of Directors hopes this letter finds you doing well and that you ha ve found creative ways to cope in these difficult times of social distancing and stay-at-home directives. 859 likes. After choosing the working class Baltimore suburb of Dundalk as a location, the search for singers began. Jim departed in 2003 and was replaced by Rick Taylor, who had directed many choruses in the past and had won several International Quartet bronze medals with the quartets BSQ and Riptide. Many people who knew him socially had no idea…, With the permission of the Baltimore Orioles, we present to you our performance of the National Anthem at Camden Yards on September 17, 2017. The chorus maintained around 50 members of the performing chorus, and hovered between 6th and 10th place in the Mid-Atlantic District chorus contests. Order anytime online or by phone! District 13. Lampeter-Strasburg School District 1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602. Chartered in 1957 as the Dundalk chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the chorus is rich in both history and accomplishment. Students will use Opus Software to submit a recording of their auditions. Later, Fred King, a brash, young music teacher who had been directing the Catonsville chapter came to the attention of the Dundalk board. Phone: 717-464-3311. No worries! Fax Administration Building: 717-464-4699 Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880 The chorus went on to place 16th in the world at the contest, with 140 men on stage[4] and an emotionally charged presentation of the song Auld Lang Syne. The chapter was incorporated in Maryland in 1957 as a non-profit educational, charitable and fraternal organization. The Chorus of the Chesapeake is a men's a cappella chorus, based in Dundalk, Maryland. $100.00 will … Can’t make it? She is Founder and past director of the Peabody Children’s Chorus (Baltimore) and a contributing author to The Walden School Musicianship Course: A Manual for Teachers, (2002). 4804 Mountain Road Pasadena, Maryland 21122 (410) 437-2400 (410) 255-6172 (fax) Michael Dunn/Principal mdunn2@aacps.org. $10.00 will cover the cost of 50 students' District Chorus Audition fees; $20.00 will cover the cost of one student's participation in a single Virtual Choir project. Contact Information. Your tax deductible contribution can be sent to Chesapeake Chorale PO Box 606 Irvington, VA 22480 In 1963, Bob Johnson accepted a position working for the Barbershop Harmony Society as a music specialist, and relocated to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Freddie King retired as musical director in 1996, and the chorus was directed for several years by Jim Kraus, a former music student of King's in the Baltimore County school system. The Chesapeake Chorale is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Virginia All-District Chorus - District IV. Joshua Macias, who in November drove to Philadelphia in a Hummer adorned with QAnon stickers, an AR-15-style rifle, ammunition and other weapons, has been free on $750,000 bail. This morning at 11AM, our dear friend and former Chorus of the Chesapeake member, Tom Ewald, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Born in Camp Hill, PA, on August 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Sara Goodyear. Virginia Music Eductors Association. We sing four-part a capella harmony in the barbershop style and are a chapter of both Sweet Adelines International. The Chorus of the Chesapeake is actually the name of the performing chorus of the Dundalk Chapter of the Society for … 10:00 am Chesapeake Public Schools Job Fair @ Major Hillard Library Chesapeake Public Schools Job Fair @ Major Hillard Library Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm She guest conducts for All-City & District Chorus events, teaches at Suzuki violin workshops and frequently performs as a fiddler and singer for Irish events. Today we are saddened to announce that Morgan (Ed) Smith, who was a member of the Chorus of the Chesapeake before moving to Florida, has passed away from the COVID-19 virus. VIRTUAL AUDITION FAQ. This morning at 11AM, our dear friend and former Chorus of the Chesapeake member, Tom Ewald, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. [3] This score was high enough to earn a wild card invitation to the 2007 International Chorus contest, held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on July 6, 2007. No worries! If you missed this great event, there’s always next year!…, This morning at 11AM, our dear friend and former Chorus of the Chesapeake member, Tom Ewald, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. [1] Freddie King had joined the elite of the barbershop world. In a spot in old Virginia Under skies so blue Stands our noble alma mater whom we love so true. This 2020-21 season was to have been our 4 0 t h anniversary season. Our students participate in District Chorus each year. Chartered in 1957 as the Dundalk chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the chorus is rich in both history and accomplishment. Jim departed in 2003 and was replaced by Rick Taylor, who had directed many choruses in the past and had won several International Quartet bronze medals with the quartets BSQ and Riptide. Assistant Principal(s): Cortney DiSalvo/Regional $60.00 will cover the cost of a single student's participation in all Virtual Choir Projects for the year. Each year the students participate in many community events. In July 1961, 156 men of the chorus traveled to the contest, then the largest chorus by far to have competed on the International stage. Janet Carol Wolle, age 86, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020. The chorus once again qualified for International contest in the fall of 1970, only months after The Oriole Four had won the International Quartet Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In October 2006, the chorus staged 109 singers for the Mid-Atlantic District contest and placed third, earning an 81.8% average. District Chorus Auditions District Chorus Practice Resources All-VA Chorus Auditions 2014 Attention Students - Below you will find the audition resources for District XI Chorus auditions. This 2020-21 season was to have been our 4 0 t h anniversary season. The chorus competed at the 2008 Internationals in Nashville, Tennessee and placed 15th.[6]. Freddie, as he was called, injected a new energy into the chorus, and quickly became a student of directing technique and vocal craft. In 1966, Fred King assumed directorship of the chorus, which had been struggling with diminishing membership and musical success. School Colors: Green & Gold. In October 1971, the chorus sang the National Anthem at game one of baseball's World Series in Baltimore. Fellow Chesapeake District Civitans, I hope this finds you and your family safe and well during this unusual time. 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To Our Community: On behalf of the Chesapeake Chorale, the Board of Directors hopes this letter finds you doing well and that you ha ve found creative ways to cope in these difficult times of social distancing and stay-at-home directives. District 14. Wester Branch High School, Chesapeake, VA. Harris Ipock, conductor and clinician In October 2009,[8] the chorus competed at the Mid-Atlantic District contest and qualified for a wild card invitation to the 2010 International Contest, held in Philadelphia, where they finished 18th. After a brief director search, it was announced on February 3, 2016 that Kevin King, the son of Freddie King, would be the new director of the chorus. The chorus grew in membership, with many formerly inactive singers returning. The chorus maintained around 50 members of the performing chorus, and hovered between 6th and 10th place in the Mid-Atlantic District chorus contests. Chorus of the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake District encompasses the states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. www.highschool.herffjones.com. Although he was very young and did not have the pedigree of a seasoned barbershop director, Johnson trusted that King was the right man to lead the chorus toward more success. Any problems with the website need to be addressed … When in the west the sun is setting And we’re old and gray Chapter: Dundalk, MD J-66: Meets on: Tuesday 7:30: Meeting Site: Government Building Auditorium: Meeting Address: 7701 Wise Ave Dundalk, MD 21222 Google Map His quartet, The Oriole Four, had already won the Mid-Atlantic District championship in 1958, and competed several times at the International level, making the top 20 and the top 10. 405 Williams Court, Suite 108. The Chesapeake Harmony Chapter is governed by the Management Team made up of five elected members, the chorus director and one additional appointed member. It serves 46 Wesleyan churches with more than 10,000 in combined attendance. They traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana in July 1971, with 139 singers, and walked away with their second International Championship. 10:00 am Chesapeake Public Schools Job Fair @ Major Hillard Library Chesapeake Public Schools Job Fair @ Major Hillard Library Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm They competed in their first contest in the Mid-Atlantic District in 1960, qualifying to go to International contest the following summer in Philadelphia. The mission of the Chesapeake Civic Chorus is to foster and develop the art of choral music for its members and the community. DISTRICT CHORUS AUDS Payments Page 2020 Holiday Ornament Sale Private Voice Teachers. Can’t make it? Chesapeake Public Schools District School Mascot: Wildcat. 2021-2022: Where-er You Walk (2020-21) 03 Where_er You Walk S2-T2 Ab; 06 Where_er You Walk S1-T1 Bb; 09 Where_er You Walk A1-B1 F; 11 Where_er You Walk A2-B2 Eb The chorus represents the Anne Arundel County, MD Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA, Inc), and won the 2010 Western Division Chorus Championship in the Society's Mid-Atlantic District. With Bob Johnson as their first director, the Dundalk chapter chartered in 1957, under the name Chorus of the Chesapeake. Here you’ll find all the videos from the 2018 Beer Blast. Chesapea ke Gateway Chamber of Commerce. District Chorus Event 2021. If you click the “play” button in the tool bar below,…. Official site of the VCDA - Virginia Choral Directors Association, an affiliate of the VMEA. School Motto: “Tradition & Pride” Alma Mater: Join hearts and voices, let the anthem ring. Our season includes three concerts of diverse styles and periods, from traditional classical choral works to pop arrangements. Best of luck with your preparation. He was most recently a member of the Lakeland FL chapter. Spalding Cav-ineers FIRST FRC Team 4541 Chesapeake District Championships Match 100 - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds. The Management Team elects the chapter officers from the team's members. Mrs. Wolle was a graduate of Haverford High School, Havertown, PA, where she was in the school chorus and a violinist in the high school orchestra. District 15 District 16. Best of luck with your preparation. Information for this event- TBD Date- February 11-13, 2021 EVENT CO-CHAIRS- Carl Copon and Lynne German. 443-317-8763; info@chesapeakechamber.org District Chorus All-Virginia Chorus Honors Choir District Choral Assessment VCDA Members Minutes Teaching Resources Higher Education Institutions District Choral Assessment. 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