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”.
Requiem was the very last work penned by Mozart before his most untimely death. The composition has been the subject of debate, historical intrigue, and the musical center around which the plot of an Academy Award-winning film was spun. It also happens to be one of the most beloved of Mozart’s major compositions and most widely performed by choral ensembles the world over.
The Steiner Chorale’s middle concert series of its 50th season will feature Mozart’s Requiem, and the program will include two Psalms by English composer Gustav Holst.
The first of two concerts will be led by conductor Suren Petrosyan, the Chorale, with the Mason Symphony Orchestra, and will present this program on March 16 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Concert time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door or online at SteinerChorale.org/tickets.
The second of two concerts will be presented on March 17 at First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids and will be accompanied by a small ensemble and conducted by Corb H. Felgenhour and feature soloists from the chorale itself. Concert time is 3 pm. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, can be purchased at the door or online at SteinerChorale.org/tickets.
Rehearsals begin on January 8th for the Mozart Requiem. An audition is required. Contact the Artistic Director, Corb Felgenhour, to schedule an audition at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below. The Steiner Chorale will perform Mozart’s Requiem and Gustav Holst’s “Two Psalms”. First of two concerts will be March 16, 2018 with the Mason Symphony Orchestra. The work will be performed at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in East Lansing.
December 17, 2017 – The Steiner Chorale gives a special encore performance of the beloved John Rutter masterpieces, “Gloria” and the “Magnificat”. This special performance will be at the First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids at 600 S. Main Street. The concert is at 3pm and tickets are $10. You can purchase tickets at the door or online at www.steinerchorale.org/tickets.
December 3, 2017 – The Steiner Chorale returns home as they begin their 50th season with their first concert of the year: Holiday Festival 2017. The Lansing Concert Band and The Steiner Chorale will collaborate performing John Rutter’s “Gloria” and “Magnificat”; Christmas classics, and even an audience carol sing-a-long! The music is sure to put any listener in a festive mood. Join us the afternoon of December 3 – 3pm at East Lansing High School in East Lansing. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students age 13-18. Children under 13 are free but a ticket is required. Purchase tickets at www.steinerchorale.org/tickets