in Big Bear Lake
singing, remarkable delicacy and poise,
impressive performance, expressive
fervor, thoughtful shading...”
The Chamber Chorale from the
University of Nevada, will present a concert Tuesday April 11th at the historic Chapel of
Community Church Big Bear Lake. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Big Bear
Valley the concert is offered free of charge to the public.
Under the direction of David B. Weiller,
the UNLV Chamber Chorale sings a varied and entertaining program of sacred and
secular music. The 20-voice advanced ensemble performs a cappella and accompanied
repertoire by Josquin des Prez, John Wilbye, Claudio Monteverdi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Claude
Debussy, and Gerald Finzi. Also, included will be music by
American Composers Libby Larsen, Eric Whitacre, Kirke Mechem, Stephen Paulus,
and David Brunner; and World Music arranged by Ethan Sperry and Daniel Afonso.
Dramatic Themes in the concert program include: Glory and Honor, O Beautiful Image, The Singing Will Never Be Done, Listen
to My Fiddle Sing, and How Small a
Part of Time, with Jae Pianist Ahn-Benton, , accompanying the ensemble.
The UNLV choirs enjoy a reputation
of vibrant performances, as well as recognition for singing that is “…glorious, yet
disciplined. The Choruses perform with unaffected charisma.”
Annual tours have encompassed the
Southwestern United States as well as Hawaii, New York, Mexico, and Canada. The
Chamber Chorale has performed by invitation at music conferences of the American
Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.
David Weiller celebrates 33 years
as Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a
past recipient of the UNLV William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching, the
UNLV Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and Teacher of the Year Award in the College of Fine Arts.
During his career, Professor
Weiller has conducted over sixty stage productions at the
university and as a principal conductor for the College Light Opera Company on Cape Cod, one of the
most respected summer-stock theater companies in the country, where he conducts the
Gilbert & Sullivan canon, Viennese and early American operettas, and Broadway classics.
Founded in 1957, the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas is “Different, Daring, and Diverse!” Thanks to its innovative
frontier spirit, this thriving urban research institution has become an indispensable resource
in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. UNLV
currently offers more than 350 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs to nearly 30,000
students on a beautiful 332-acre campus. The campus student body represents 72 different
countries, and more than 3,000 faculty bring teaching expertise from leading
universities throughout the world.
As part of The Chamber Chorale Annual
Concert Tour, the Big Bear Lake performance will be pleasure for the Valley, that begins
at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday evening. The Community Church Chapel is located at 40946 Big Bear Boulevard.