The Third Annual Messiah Sing-Along
by the Big Bear Chorale, under the direction of
Guest Conductor Dr. Tod Fitzpatrick
of the University of Nevada, will be performed at the Performing Arts of Big
Bear Lake, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. December 10th.
The Messiah String Orchestra
consists of Linda Wilson of Big Bear City, Joshua Rodriquez-Irons, Cal State,
San Bernardino, Victoria McGivney of Big Bear High School, Sydney Aaron of Lake
Arrowhead Christian School. Glenda
Beukelman, Michael Reno, Doug Alm,
Teresa Hoffman, Daphne Hogan and Riley Robillard are from Big Bear Valley. The Messiah Sing-Along is co-produced by
Barbara King and Glenda Beukelman.
Tod Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Music (B.M., M.M.,
D.M.A.), is an active performer and teacher of voice. He sings operatic and
music theater roles in addition to oratorio and concert work. He also has a
passion for song recitals and new works for voice.
performing with distinguished organizations around the United States, a few of
the ensembles with which he has sung include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the
Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, the
Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the Sacramento Choral Society, the La Jolla
Symphony and Chorus, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the
Bear Valley Music Festival, and the Utah Festival Opera Company.
is currently the Cal-Western Regional Governor for the National Association of
Teachers of Singing. Composers Jennifer Barker, Judy Cloud and Virko
Baley feature him on recordings. A new recording of songs arranged by the
American composer Celius Dougherty will soon be released. He has taught
and served as an administrator at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and the
Big Bear Lake Song Festival.
earned his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Chapman
University. His Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees are from the
University of Southern California Thornton
School of Music where he received the Marilyn Horne Voice Scholarship.
Other programs attended include the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts,
the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, San Francisco Opera’s Merola
program, the Britten-Pears School in Great Britain, and the 2003 NATS intern
program in New York. He also earned a certificate in Vocology from the
University of Iowa and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts through the
National Center for Voice and Speech.
Big Bear Chorale
rehearsing with Glenda Beukelman - Rehearsal Conductor
Michael Reno - Rehearsal
Sing Along Co-Producers
Barbara King & Glenda Beukelman
The 3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Is Sponsored by The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
$10 General Admission
39707 Big Bear
Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315