SING 253 - Saint Patrick Catholic School

The Saint Patrick Catholic School Choir is proud to present its first, full concert of choral works by some of the region’s most renowned choral composers on May 21, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. at acoustically beautiful Saint Patrick Catholic Church.

Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Concert begins at 6:30 P.M. Reception to meet the composers immediately following in the Parish Hall. Choir members will rehearse in the church beginning at 5:00 P.M. The concert is free.  A goodwill offering to the choir is gratefully accepted. All are welcome.

Home Grown, World Class Talent

Several of the world’s most sought after choral composers and guest conductors just happen to make their home in Pierce County. The Choir members have had several opportunities during the past three years to meet and sing for some of these talented composers. They are all in frequent demand around the world for their creativity, ingenuity, and sensitivity as composers, educators, and conductors. And several of them have not only confessed to being big fans of the Saint Patrick Catholic School Choir, but have confirmed they will be in the audience
 
Inspired by an opportunity The Choir had last year to collaborate in the development of a new cantata, and then participate in the premiere performance of this work in March 2017, this concert highlights the fact that you don’t always have to go to the farthest reaches in time or place to come across some of the most beautiful and relevant inspiration for our time. Sometimes what you are looking for is right here in our own backyard—“Homegrown & Locally-Sourced.”

The concert will feature the works of:

  • Michael Bennett
  • Dan Davison
  • Dr. Brian Galante
  • Judith Herrington
  • Dr. J. Edmund Hughes
  • Andrea Klouse
  • Dr. Richard Nance
  • Dr. Gregory Youtz

About the Choir

The Saint Patrick Catholic School Choir is a zero-hour (before school) club open free-of-charge to all  students in the 4th through 8th grades. There are no prerequisites to join, only an interest in learning about singing and different styles of music, and a desire to have fun doing it.

Currently in its fourth year, The Choir continues to build a reputation of musical excellence and versatility. The Choir consistently receives Superior ratings at contests and festivals, and was honored to have been selected as the keynote performance group at the National Association for Musical Education regional conference in February 2017.