Tickets go on sale now for The Steiner Chorale’s first concert of their season featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria. Other works to be performed that night will be the beloved Magnificat by Giovanni Pergolesi and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Also on the program will be an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Steiner Chorale’s Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour entitled How Can I Keep From Singing.
Registration is now open for the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition for High School students. The Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition is open to any junior or senior in high school. Winners of the final round receive money awards to assist them to further future vocal studies. Focus of the literature presented is mainly on art song. To register, click here.
Preliminary Auditions: February 29, 2020, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI
Finalist Gala Recital: March 15, 2020, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus
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.
Mark you calendars! Auditions for the Steiner Chorale are coming on Monday, August 26 beginning at 6:00 pm. For more information and to sign up for an audition slot visit http://www.steinerchorale.org/audition-information/. This year’s 52nd season will include Vivaldi’s Gloria in December, John Rutter’s Requiem in March, and a concert of American composers in May. See you there!
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.
Central United Methodist Church, downtown Lansing, MI
215 N. Capitol Ave – May 11th @ 7pm
Come enjoy a collection of songs from various Broadway shows performed by soloists from the Steiner Chorale. This performance is in conjunction with The Steiner Chorale’s annual fundraiser and continues the celebration of the Chorale’s 50th season. Light refreshments will be served. A silent auction will occur throughout the night of the concert. All people are encouraged to bid on items displayed, but certainly not a requirement to enjoy the concert. Concert is at 7pm in the historic Central United Methodist Church across from the capitol building. All proceeds go to fund the Chorale’s concert season and their sponsorship of the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship, an annual competition for Michigan-area high school students. Purchase your tickets at www.steinerchorale.org/tickets .
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 Ethel Armeling vocal scholarship finalists for their stunning performances this past Sunday, 3/18/18. We are very proud of your accomplishment, and would strongly urge you to keep up your excellent work in your vocal studies. From the following ten finalists, Elise Albaro, Ryan Blankenburg, Emma Clark, Natalie Corrigan, Mackenzie Jacobs, Benjamin Leeka, Hannah Long, Emma Pischea, Emily Thomas, and Kaitlyn Wiegand, the judges had the difficult task to choose three. The three 2018 scholarship recipients chosen are Ryan Blankenburg (1st place), Emma Pischea (2nd place), and Natalie Corrigan (3rd place). Thank you all for your participation and we hope to see you again next year!
Ten finalists were selected from a pool of competitors at the Semi-finals of the Ethel Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition on Saturday and will be performing Sunday, March 18, at 6 pm on the stage of Cook Recital Hall in the MSU Music Building for the final round of competition. Three place holders will be selected.
The finalists are listed here in alphabetical order:
Elise Corrine Alvaro
Ryan Mackenzie Blankenburg
Emma Camille Clark
Natalie Kay Corrigan
Mackenzie Elizabeth Jacobs
Hannah Mary Long
Emma Jean Pischea
Emily Sue Thomas
Kaytlin Rebecca Wiegand
To help commemorate the 50th Season of the Steiner Chorale the Steiner Chorale has compiled a collection of recordings from many of our 50 years of performing great choral music to the greater Lansing area. The CD is entitled, “Steiner Chorale: 50 Years of Jubilant Song”. This CD is not intended to be a selection representing “best of” performances of the chorale. Rather, these contents reflect an amalgam of performances of varying quality and varied recording mediums that we’ve selected as representative of our years of making music.
A very special thanks to longstanding Steiner member, Leo Sell, for putting this CD together. To order your copy of this CD, click here.
Please come to one of The Steiner Chorale’s performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Gustav Holst’s “Two Psalms”.