Steiner Chorale Rehearsals start Monday

Rehearsals begin Monday night on September 9th from 7 to 9pm at the University United Methodist Church on Harrison Rd. in East Lansing. The chorale will begin preparing for their December 6th concert. The program will include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasy on Christmas Carols, and How Can I Keep From Singing, an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Artist Director of the chorale, Corb H. Felgenhour.

Steiner Goes to Hollywood

The Steiner Chorale is pleased to announce that we are taking on Tinseltown! Please join us as we present our annual spring concert and fundraiser: Steiner Goes to Hollywood! We will visit classic favorites from Shall We Dance, Singin’ In the Rain, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s through modern epics including Top Gun, Lord of the Rings, and The Greatest Showman. This concert will be presented in conjunction with our silent auction, proceeds of which support the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition.

For tickets, go to www.steinerchorale.eventbrite.com

Registration now open for Vocal Competition

Registration is now open for the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition. For the past six years, the Steiner Chorale has provided an opportunity to aspiring young people by sponsoring an annual Vocal Scholarship Competition. This event draws high school-aged students from music programs from all school districts across the state of Michigan and both recognizes and financially rewards the most talented among them.  Students are required to sing three selections: one American Art song, one in a foreign language and another piece of their choosing.  The vocal competition is for junior and senior high school students and are critiqued by reputable judges with distinguished careers in the vocal arts.  The top ten students are selected after the Preliminary Auditions and are asked to return to compete during the Finalist Gala Recital.

The registration fee is $40 and prizes will be awarded to the top three students in the competition at the Finals event on March 17th on the campus at Michigan State University.

Register your student for the competition at www.steinerchorale.org/registration

Preliminary Auditions: March 2, 2019, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI

Finalist Gala Recital: March 17, 2019, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus


For more information on how to audition for the Steiner Chorale, go to www.steinerchorale.org/audition-information

Madrigal Dinner in May 2019

The Chorale’s last concert of the season is sure to be a treat for the entire family.  If you enjoy medieval reenactments, you will especially enjoy A Madrigal Dinner!  In true medieval fashion, madrigals will perform selections while you enjoy a delicious meal!  Stay tuned for dates and times.

To audition for the Steiner Chorale, sign up online at www.steinerchorale.org/audition.  Rehearsals will be every Monday starting on September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.

2018 Holiday Concert – Schubert’s Mass in G

You won’t want to miss Steiner’s Holiday concert in December!  Eric Cadena will be conducting the chorale’s performance of Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, along with other popular holiday selections.  What a great way to start the holiday season!  Stay tuned for dates and times.

To audition for the Steiner Chorale, sign up online at www.steinerchorale.org/audition.  Rehearsals will be every Monday beginning September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.

2019 Spring Concert to feature Takis Pizanis

Steiner Chorale is pleased to announce that its spring concert will feature the incredibly talented pianist, Takis Pizanis, performing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op 80.  Also, the Chorale will perform Faure’s Requiem.  Stay tuned for dates and times.

Takis received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University and his Master of Music from Michigan State University.  As a prize-winning pianist, he performs as a soloist, staff accompanist for clinics and conferences, and as a personal accompanist for instrumental and vocal soloists.  He has directed numerous high school and community musical productions and is the accompanist for the MSVMA’s teachers’ Summer Workshop.  Takis has been the accompanist for Steiner Chorale for over 20 years.

To audition for the Steiner Chorale, sign up online at www.steinerchorale.org/audition.  Rehearsals will be every Monday beginning September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.

 

2018 Holiday Concert Guest Conductor – Eric Cadena

Steiner Chorale is pleased to announce Eric Cadena as the guest conductor for the 2018 Holiday concert. Corb Felgenhour, current Artistic Director, will be on sabbatical.

Eric teaches 6th-12th grade vocal music for East Lansing Public Schools. Prior to arriving at ELPS, he taught vocal music for ten years in Sturgis Public Schools. While in Sturgis, Eric also served as Producer/Music Director for thirteen musicals. In addition to singing in choirs, he has performed in musicals in high school and operas in college. Both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in music education from Western Michigan University. Eric currently serves his professional music association, MSVMA, on the planning teams for both the Summer Conference and Michigan Music Conference.

To audition, sign up online at www.steinerchorale.org/audition.  Rehearsals will be every Monday beginning September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.

 

Rehearsals start September 10

Rehearsals for the Steiner Chorale are every Monday night beginning on September 10th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan.

Auditions will be held on Aug. 27 and Sept. 4 & 6. at 7pm. Sign up to audition at http://www.steinerchorale.org/audition-information/.

A Sneak-a-peak at The Steiner Chorale’s Concert repertoire for the 2018-19 season:

  • 1st concert in December – Schubert Mass in G
  • 2nd concert in March – Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasia” Op. 80
  • 3rd concert in May – A Madrigal dinner

Stay tuned for specific concert times and locations.