School of Music Chapel Singers chosen to perform at two major national conventions
Under the direction of Nicholle Andrews, the University of Redlands Chapel Singers was one of only nine top university choirs to perform at the Sixth National Collegiate Choral Organization Convention, hosted at Portland State University last November.
“It humbles me that every day I make music with some of the finest young musicians in the country,” says Andrews. “Every rehearsal and performance is a new adventure.”
In January, the Chapel Singers performed the work of songwriter Richard Sherman during a special evening with Sherman in Memorial Chapel. In February, the ensemble traveled to San Jose, Calif. where they performed with the top high school choral and instrumental students in the state at the California All State Music Educators Conference.
“The current success of the choral program is really a product of the whole curriculum coming to a sharp focus on core musical skills,” Dean of the School of Music Andrew Glendening says. “With faculty working together to closely coordinate music theory, history, musicianship and performance training, our students are now equipped to do ensemble work at the highest level. We are achieving our goal of educating the whole musician.”