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37th Annual Holiday Concert



  • Winter Joy: Holiday ConCert 2012 1

    37th AnniversAry holidAy ConCert

    Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM Gordon Center for Performing Arts

    3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills

    Alyson Shirk, Artistic Director

    Patricia McKewen Amato, Accompanist

    100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 202 t Towson, MD 21286410-494-1480 t

    Program cover design and Winter Joy titling by Garrett OieInterior program design by Kathrine Forster Kuo,

    Childrens Chorus of Maryland is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is

    also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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    Michael,How come I cant come?Sing loud & proud and have fun.We love you,Mom, Dad & all the Grandparents.

    Morgan:Congratulations on your first performance!

    We are so proud of you!Love, Mom, Dad, Amanda and Daniel

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    ConCert ChoirKristina Anastasiades Emma Balkoski Julian Baron Samuel Bishop Crystal Cheng Lee Clum Nina FelicianoLaura Gilchrist Nora HanleyGrace Heffernan Abigail Hines

    Kirsten HinesAlyssa InceZoe KarpLily Kowalczyk Adam Kurek Phyllis Jean Lehman Abby Levine Rebecca Margolis Kendall McCoach Zinna Moore Naomi Naka

    Austin Nikirk Ellen Nikirk Abigail Pepin Madeline Pepin Eve Plank Christopher Plimpton Alison Ramirez Katherine ShockSydney Siegmeister Zo Valentino

    lyriC ChoirMadison Ct Campbell DiCarlo Ehren Dietrick Lydia Eastman Heather Elky Vyann Eteme LaMya Flowers Kate Halushka Mattias Hanchard Edwin Harmon Addie Holden Sophia Kessenich Emma Koren

    Leon Kowalczyk Madison Knauer Marlo Lacson Audra Lane Katie LeeKallista LiuOlivia MahaffeyMichael Martin Olivia MerrymanMarie NakaGiulia Parsons Meredith PepinJesse Plank

    Alyssa PlattAbraham Plimpton Emmy Pratt Laney Plimpton Katrina Salmon Samuel Schuler Emma Shannon Grace Vaeth Elizabeth VolpeKristina Waymire

    2012 2013 roster

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    treble ChoirAudrey AllanChristian BechmannTyla BookerMolly BuggCaroline CookMykenzie Cooper Sabina CooperKierstin CummingsJulija DeVanceEvelyn DuBois Josie EtemeJordan FlowersJulia GaevskyEmily GeorgiouJames Gosnell

    Janet GosnellTalis HillSophia JustenGiulio KatinisBrian LeeEli LehmanRiley McNeillTimothy PepinSophia PlattJeremy PlimptonMorgan SessaRhys Stancill-WhitinLila WaldronMillicent Waldron

    GiuliaWe love you and are so proud of all of your

    accomplishments! You are a wonderful singer and are becoming a wonderful young lady!

    We Love You! Mommy and Daddy

    Ellen, you warm up our winter with your beautiful singing.

    We are so proud of you! Way to go getting into Concert Choir. Love you, Mama, Daddy, and Austin.

    Sam: How far youve come since Crickets!

    Keep the joy in your heart and keep singing on. We love you. Mom, Dad, Zoe and Boudicca.

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    staffdr. Alyson shirkArtistic Directordr. betty bertAuxFounder, Education DirectorrAmonA GAleyGeneral Director

    JACkie hendersonExecutive DirectorAndreA burGoyneOperations Directormeryem AhmAdiAnOffice Administrator

    facultyPAtriCiA mCkewen AmAtoAccompanistVocal Coach/Accompanist, Towson University Voice DivisionB.M. Ed., Catholic University of AmericaM.M., University of HoustonCertificates in Lieder, Opera, and Chamber Music, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria Faculty, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria

    dr. betty bertAuxFounder, Education Director, Artistic Director EmeritusB.S. in Education, Music Major, University of TennesseeM. Mus. with Kodly Emphasis, Holy Names UniversityM. Mus. in Composition, Shepherd School of Music, Rice UniversityD. Mus. Honoris Causa, VanderCook College of MusicCertificate of Study, Music Learning Theory, Temple UniversityEditor, The Betty Bertaux Choral Series, Boosey & Hawkes PublisherRecipient of Organization of American Kodly Educators Lifetime Achievement Awardcontinued on page 7

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    where the arts blossom.

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    FACULTYcontinued from page 5

    JoAnn CAinTeacherBeginner II, Solfa IIB.A. Towson UniversityKodly Certification, George Mason UniversityCertification in Music Together, Early Childhood ProgramMusical Friends, Friends School of Baltimore, FounderBaltimore Choral Arts Society

    lyndsAy dAviesTeacherIntermediate I, Solfa IFormer Music Specialist, Harford County Public SchoolsB.S. Mus. Ed., Grove City CollegeKodly Certification, American Kodly Institute

    lAuren mCdouGleTeacherBeginner I, Intermediate II, Solfa IVMusic Specialist, Charles County Public SchoolsB.M. Mus. Ed., Bowling Green State UniversityOrff-Schulwerk Level I, Eastman School of Music Master of Music Education, Kodly Emphasis, Loyola University

    suzAnnAh norrisTeacherBeginner III, Intermediate III, Solfa IIIChildrens Chorus of Maryland GraduateMusic Specialist, Our Lady of Hope/St. Lukes SchoolB.A. Vocal Performance, Eastern UniversityMasters of Music Education, Kodly Emphasis, Loyola University

    Alyson shirkArtistic Director, TeacherSolfa I & IIDirector of Music, The Bryn Mawr School.B.S. Mus. Ed., Susquehanna UniversityMaster of Mus. Ed., Vocal Pedagogy, Marywood UniversityDoctor of Musical Arts, Vocal Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory

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    Austin, you are our Summer Baby, but our Winter Joy! We are so proud of you! Love, Mama and Daddy

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    board of directorsKeith W. May, President Director of Business Development, Glimmerglass Networks Andrea Burgoyne, Secretary Operations Director and former parent, CCMRamona Galey General Director, CCM

    Betty Bertaux Founder, CCM; Education DirectorJames R. Glover, Treasurer President, GW Financial; Professor, Essex Community College

    advisory boardCarol Bogash Director of Education, Baltimore Symphony OrchestraJames R. Glover, Chair President, GW FinancialPatricia McKewen Amato Pianist, ConductorHerbert Goldman, Esquire Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman Hoffberger and Hollander, L.L.C.Hilda Perl Goodwin PhilanthropistNancy Grasmick, Ph.D. Retired State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland Department of EducationRonald Gretz Artistic Director, Annapolis Opera Company

    Thomas Hall Music Director, Baltimore Choral Arts SocietyDr. Margery Lowens MusicologistEdward Polochick Music Director, Concert Artists of BaltimoreDr. Elam Ray Sprenkle Professor of Music History, Composition, and Theory, Peabody ConservatoryAllene O. Sullender PhilanthropistBarry Tuckwell Conductor, Clinician, Horn Soloist

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    concert donors list20122013 SeaSon

    as of November 1, 2012Childrens Chorus of Maryland wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support of our programs and for their dedication and commitment to our children. We cant do it without you!

    Directors Circle ($10,000+)JS Plank and DM Dicarlo Family Foundation

    Conductors Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)This performance is made possible in part through sponsorship of the Baltimore County Executive, County Council and Commission on Arts and Sciences.

    John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.

    Maryland State Arts Council

    Patrons ($1,000 - $4,999)St. Andrews Christian Community Church

    Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences

    Betty BertauxRamona GaleyJames GloverAnya Grundmann

    Tracy & Edwin LoKeith & Brenda MayJohn & Allison Nikirk and All Network Systems

    Kevin & Carrie-Anne PlattWiessner FoundationCory Williams

    Sponsors ($500 $999)Dr. Nancy GrasmickMaureen Walsh

    Womens Board of RealtorsDana DiCarlo

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    Contributors & Sustainers ($250 $499)Stuart MartinSolar Energy WorldJack Vaeth

    Melo VaethMary Weller

    ($100 $249)Patricia M. AmatoNancy AnastasiadesAssociated Jewish Charities of Baltimore

    BDCarol BogashCapital OneCurtis CooperChristina Feliciano

    Elizabeth GarrettKathrine and Dennis KuoLeslie MargolisMichael MauroKelli Ostrom and John Shock David and Kathleen PowerMary RiordanMegan Leah RobertsJohn Watt

    ($50 $99)Carol BaumerichBrian BinneyMeliss CascieroGail and Mike KurekFran Landolf & Core Consulting

    Jonathan JensenMichael MeyersNonprofits Mutual RRGJohn OHara J Karl Sachs, DDS

    (up to $49)Julie DiBellaCharles Cummings Joyce Duncan Marc Halushka

    IGive.comDana JohnsonAnthony Meyers, In Honor of Marianne Meyers

    LaMya Never give up on your dreams,

    cherish your visions they are the blueprints for your achievements.

    We Love You, Daddy, Mommy, Madisyn and Marcus

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