Our 20th Season - 2015-2016
Our 21st season consisted of three presentations. The first in the series, our holiday concert, was A Rutter Christmas. A collection of John Rutter pieces featuring a brass ensemble for Gloria, and a chamber orchestra for Magnificat. For our pops concert we offered A Pops Potluck, with selections from Broadway to gospel, classical to jazz. Kids Night on Broadway finished off our season as our spring concert.
This season began with the presentation of A Rutter Christmas on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of December at the College of Southern Maryland's Fine Arts Center Theater.
Gloria started off the show featuring a seven piece brass ensemble. Solos were performed by Melissa Tevis, Angelina Pezzetti and Carrie Gonzalez. The show also included Magnificat accompanied by a 17 piece chamber orchestra. The MadriGals performed Christmas Lullaby. Dennis Murphy performed The Lord is My Shepherd on violin.
A Pops Potluck was our second concert of the season. It was performed on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of April at the College of Southern Maryland's Fine Arts Center Theater in La Plata, Maryland.
The concert was a potpourri of selections from Broadway to gospel, classical to jazz. Some selections were from Les Miserables, I Dreamed a Dream with soloist Angelina Pezzetti and Do You Hear the People Sing with soloist Michael K. Santana. A medley entitled Sondheim! included soloists: Carol Charnock, Cathy Compton, Carrie Gonzalez, Alex LaClair, Pat McConkey, Mike Mickey, Denise Pratt, Caleb Smith, Joanna Smith and John Van Blarcom. Forever Motown featured soloists: Sarah Kilikewich, Angelina Pezzetti, Denise Pratt, Leroy Pressley, Larry Robinson and Martie Viterito.
Our Three Tenors performed Sondheim's Somewhere, and The Beatles Blackbird was presented by Sarah Kilikewich, Angelina Pezzetti and Denise Pratt. Additional solos were also performed by: Steve Schwab, Ken LaClair, Mike Mickey, Melissa Tervis and Larry Robinson.
The final concert of the series was Kids Night on Broadway. It was held at the College of Southern Maryland's Fine Arts Center Theater in La Plata, Maryland on Friday the 13th, Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of May.
A selection of pieces were performed with the emphasis on children centric productions. Some of the Broadway productions included were: Bye Bye Birdie, Pippin, Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked, The Wiz, The Lion King, Peter Pan, Little Women and Beauty and the Beast.
Solos were performed by: Pat McConkey, Leroy Pressley, Mary Rigney, Martie Viterito, Maecy Richardson, Joshua Pierre, Anna Boarman, Ashton Gordon, Olivia Gordon, Ava Jones, Sarah Slack, Catherine Kelly, Angelina Pezzetti, Denise Pratt, Jacques Snyman, Larry Robinson, Phillip Holland, Erica Klonkowski, Kelsey Walters, Mike Mickey, Melissa Tevis, Katie Fisher, Alex LaClair, Steve Schwab and John Van Blarcom.
Season 2015-2016 Board of Directors:
President - Carol Charnock
Vice President - Ann Chess
Secretary - Denise Bauman
Treasurer - John Van Blarcom
Members' Representative - Kenneth LaClair
Music Director - Michael K. Santana
Associate Music Director - Leroy Pressley
Accompanist - Carrie Gonzalez
Season 2015-2016 Committee Members:
Publicity: Karen Runde, Bill Pratt (website)
Fundraising: John Van Blarcom, Ann Chess, Nancy Homan (grant appls.)
Concert Logistics: Ann Chess
Hospitality / Reception: Robin Boswell, Marc Charnock