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
The 33rd Silver Bells in the City is on Friday, November 17, 2017. Silver Bells is coordinated by Downtown Lansing Inc. www.downtownlansing.org.
As posted by Silver Bells in the City, “The 33rd Silver Bells in the City will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Lansing.
Silver Bells in the City is the premiere holiday event for the State of Michigan! The event attracts more than 100,000 people annually and features an Electric Light Parade followed by the lighting of Michigan’s official Christmas tree and fireworks (weather permitting) over the Capitol dome.”
Registration for the 2018 Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition is now open online at www.steinerchorale.org. The competition is for high school juniors and seniors. We hope to see you and hear you on Saturday, March 3rd. For more information before you register, click here. The preliminary round is scheduled for March 3rd with the finals culminating on March 18th at Cook Recital Hall on the campus of Michigan State University.
The Steiner Chorale has been asked to lead the community-sing at “Silver Bells in the City” on November 17th located at downtown Lansing in front of the capital building. At the conclusion of the parade and in anticipation of the lighting of the Christmas tree, the Chorale will lead the crowds of people in several holiday carols. This will be the third year the Chorale has been asked to sing at Silver Bells.