Gary Toops, Artistic Director
Carol Roman, Pianist
Music Speaks Louder Than Words
The Sounds of Music
Sunday, June 4, 2017
For thirty five years The Festival Singers has shared the joy of music from Bach to Broadway with audiences in Southern California and New York City. Join us as we celebrate the power of music to speak louder than words. The afternoon will begin with selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical The Sound of Music. Then we will turn to music about music with selections that will entertain and move you. The highlight of the afternoon will be the world premiere of a new composition to honor The Festival Singers by internationally known composer Daniel E. Gawthrop. A reception with festive desserts will follow the concert.
Daniel E. Gawthrop, Composer
Daniel E. Gawthrop has been the recipient of over one hundred commissions to write original music. His a cappella motet “Sing Me to Heaven” is among the most frequently performed choral pieces of modern times and has sold more than a half million copies. Gawthrop’s music has premiered in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Salt Lake City Mormon Tabernacle, and the Washington National Cathedral among dozens of other prestigious venues. His choral pieces have been performed and recorded by such eminent ensembles as The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Gregg Smith Singers, the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and hundreds of other groups in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to his work as a composer, Gawthrop has been active as a broadcaster, clinician and adjudicator, organist, conductor, teacher and writer, including a period as music critic for The Washington Post.
All concerts begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Lake Forest Sun and Sail Club 24752 Toledo Way, Lake Forest, California.
Tickets are $15.00 and may be ordered here.
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