Friday, April 9, 2010

The Chapman University Choir

2008 Fusioni musicali
The Chapman University Choir

il Coro dell’Universita’ di Chapman

Venerdì 23 Maggio alle ore 20:30

May 23, 8:30 pm - Concert

Chiesa di San Moisè - San Marco 1390A – Venezia

Domenica 25 Maggio alle ore 21

May 25, 9 pm - Concert

Chiesa di San Gaetano – Piazza Antinori – Firenze

con Gruppo Vocale Lucchese “Il Baluardo”

Mercoledì 28 Maggio ore 17:30

May 28, 5:30 PM - Mass & Concert

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere – Roma

Giovedì 29 Maggio ore 17

May 29, 5 PM - High Mass

Basilica di San Pietro – Roma

The Chapman University Choir is a select group of eighty singers chosen from all departments of the university. The choir has concertized and recorded extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and are featured in the motion picture and soundtrack of Sister Act II. Choirs from Chapman University have been honored with invitations to perform at numerous national and western-regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, most recently at the national convention in Miami, March 7-10, 2007. The University Choir, joined by 300 singers from around the United States and Australia, recently returned from a thrilling performance of the Berlioz Requiem at the Sydney Opera House. Their performance sold out all 2700 seats and earned seven standing ovations. Most recently, the University Choir performed the west coast premier of Howard Shore's epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony with the
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to the delight of an audience of over 15,000 people.

Il Coro della Chapman University é un gruppo di ottanta cantanti selezionati da tutti i dipartimenti dell’Universitá. Il coro canta in tutta Europa Asia e Stati Uniti; ed ha eseguito numerose registrazioni, anche per films come Sister Act II. I cori della Chapmn University sono stati onorati con inviti a convegni nazionali e regionali (settore ovest) dell’Associazione Americana di Direttori di Coro, e sono stati recentemente invitati al convegno nazionale a Miami, tenutosi in Marzo 7-10, 2007. Il coro dell’Universitá, insieme a 300 cantanti da tutti gli Stati Uniti e Australia, é appena tornato da una incredibile performance del Requiem di Berlioz all’Opera House di Sydney, eseguita con il tutto esaurito e a ripetute ovazioni. Recentemente il coro ha cantato per la prima dell’epica lirica di Howard Shore La Simfonia del Signore degli Anelli insieme all’orchestra della Hollywood Bowl, attesa da piú di 15,000 persone.

Joseph Gerald Modica is the Interim Director of Choral Activities at Chapman University, where he conducts the University Choir, University Singers, teaches conducting and choral methods. He has held adjunct teaching positions at Biola University and Chapman University. Mr. Modica has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in conducting from Chapman University, a Master of Music degree from California State University Long Beach, and is currently studying toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music at the University of Southern California. Mr. Modica is formerly the Director of Choral Activities at Mater Dei High School, and he taught for 5 years at Redlands East Valley High School. His choirs consistently received superior ratings at festivals and competitions and have been heard at two CMEA State Conferences. Mr. Modica is active in many professional organizations such as ACDA, MENC, and SCVA, and enjoys serving as a clinician and adjudicator throughout California. He has studied conducting with William Hall, William Dehning, Jonathan Talberg, Larry Livingston, and Magen Solomon. Mr. Modica is also the principle conductor of the Festival Choir at the Idyllwild Summer Arts Camp, and taught for five years at the Summer Fine Arts Camp at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His choirs have sung in Italy, Australia, Hawaii, New York, Washington D.C., Florida and the Bahamas.

Joseph Gerald Modica é il Direttore (ad interim) delle Attitivitá Corali a Chapman University, dove conduce il coro dell’Universitá, il gruppo Cantanti dell’Universitá, e insegna conduzione e metodi corali. Il maestro Modica ha un Baccaloreato in Musica dalla Chapman University e un Master in Musica dalla California State University Long Beach, e sta completando il suo Dottarato in Musica Corale alla University of Southern California. Il maestro Modica ha servito come Direttore delle Attivitaá Corali per il liceo Mater Dei, ed ha insegnato per cinque anni al liceo Redland East Valley, ha inoltre previamente insegnato alla Biola University. I suoi cori sono sempre onorati con importanti riconoscimenti da festivals e competizioni a cui partecipano ed hanno concorso a ben due Conferenze Statali della CMEA. Il maestro Modica é membro attivo di numerose organizzazioni quali ACDA, MENC, e SCVA, e serve spesso quale maestro in tutta la California. Ha studiato conduzione con William Hall, William Dehning, Jonathan Talberg, Larry Livingston e Magen Solomon. Maestro Modica é il conduttore principale al Festival Corale per il Campo Estivo delle Arti at Idyllwild, ed ha insegnato per cinque anni al Campo Estivo per le Arti dell’Universitá dell’Alaska, a Fairbanks. I suoi cori hanno cantato in Italia, Australia, Hawaii, New York, Washington D.C., Florida e Bahamas.

Hye-Young Kim, a native of South Korea, is active as a collaborative pianist in a wide variety of repertoire and ensembles. Ms. Kim began her career in Collaborative Arts studying with Dr. Alan Smith and Kevin Fitz-Gerald at the University of Southern California. While completing her graduate studies in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California, Ms. Kim has been the recipient of the distinguished Gwendolyn Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship for four years as well as Thornton Merit Fellowship and Music Dean's Scholarship. She is the winner of ensemble awards from the USC Keyboard Collaborative Arts Honors Convocation for three years. Ms. Kim has worked as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for the USC Chamber Choir, USC Opera, UCLA Opera, AIMS, Songfest and Pacific Symphony. She has had the privilege to perform in rehearsal and master class situations with renowned artists such
as Placido Domingo, Barbara Bonney, Lynn Harrell, Eroica Trio, William Bolcom, Thomas Adès and Milena Kitic, in addition to working extensively with singers and instrumentalists. Currently Ms. Kim is on the adjunct faculty at Chapman University Conservatory of Music and continuing her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California with Dr. Alan Smith. Ms. Kim has given performances in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Cuba and Austria, as well as the United States.

Hye-Young Kim, nata nella Korea del sud, suona e collabora come pianista con vari ensembles. Miss Kim ha iniziato la sua carriera in Arti Collaborative con il Dr. Alan Smith e con Kevin Fitz-Gerald alla University of Southern California, dove ricevette per quattro anni la prestigiosa borsa di studio Gwendolyn Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship, oltre alle borse di studio Thornton Merit Fellowship e la Music Dean’s scholarship. Miss Kim ha vinto per tre anni di seguito riconoscimenti dalla USC Collaborative Arts honors Convocation per la sua partecipazione a vari ensembles. Miss Kim ha lavorato in collaborazione come pianista e insegnante di voce per il Coro da Camera di USC, la USC Opera, la UCLA opera, AIMS, Songfest e Pacific Symphony. Ha avuto il privilegio di suonare e insegnare classi con numerosi cantati e strumentalisti, e con artisti rinomati come Placido Domingo, Barbara Bonney, Lynn Harrell, Eroica Trio, William Bolcom, Thomas Adès e Milena Kitic. Miss Kim fa parte della facoltá del Conservatorio di Musica della Chapman University e continua i suoi studi di dottorato alla University of Southern California con il Dr. Alan Smith. Ms. Kim ha suonato in Giappone, Taiwan, Korea, Cuba, Austria e Stati Uniti.

The College of Performing Arts is the cultural and aesthetic center of Chapman University, bringing together the Conservatory of Music and the Departments of Art, Dance and Theatre. Emphasis is placed on scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity through both curricular offerings and a broad spectrum of cultural events. College of Performing Arts students have the opportunity to be part of special events such as Chapman's American Celebration, a Broadway-style musical revue that serves as the university's largest annual fundraiser. Under the leadership of Dr. William Hall, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, Chapman University has plans for a new performing arts complex on the Orange campus that will serve the needs of our students and the entire community.

Il Collegio delle Arti Performative é il centro di Estetica e Cultura della Chapman University. Riunisce in se il Coservatorio di Musica ed i dipartimenti di Arte, Danza e Teatro, dando cosí grande importanza alla ricerca, creativitá, libera espressione e curiositá intellettuale in tutti i suoi corsi ed eventi culturali. Gli studenti del Collegio delle Arti Performative hanno l’opportunitá di partecipare all’American Celebration, un musical in stile Broadway che é il piú importante evento di beneficenza della Chapman University. Sotto la direzione del Dr. William Hall, Decano del Collegio delle Arti Performative, Chapman University intende costruire un nuovo complesso dedicato alle Arti per soddisfare le esigenze di tutti gli studenti del campus di Orange e del resto della comunitá.

The Conservatory of Music is one of the nation's premier music programs and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of music. The music complex of Bertea and Oliphant Halls total more than 44,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities that serves 225 majors and 400 university students daily. The Conservatory has a rich tradition in the arts, with many of its graduates performing with major orchestras and opera houses throughout the United States and abroad. The Conservatory of Music is internationally recognized and offers students a conservatory experience within the environment of a liberal arts university. Faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, and educators. Degree programs offered include the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Music in Composition, Performance, Conducting, and Music Education (pre-certification).

Il Conservatorio di Musica é uno dei piú rinomati programmi di musica negli Stati Uniti ed é accreditato dalla Associazione Nazionale di Scuole di Musica. Il complesso di Bertea Hall e Oliphant Hall é un centro di 3,960 metri quadrati con attrazzature all’avanguardia che ospita 225 studenti di Musica e 400 studenti di altre discipline. Il conservatorio ha una ricca tradizione nelle arti, e molti dei suoi laureandi suonano con importanti orchestre e cantano in rinomati teatri lirici negli Stati Uniti e all’estero. Il Conservatorio di Musica é riconosciuto a livello internazionale e da la possibilitá agli studenti di trovarsi in un conservatorio ma nell’ambito educativo di un’universitá. Membri della facoltá sono riconosciuti conduttori, compositori, cantanti e musicisti a livello nazionale ed internazionale. Le lauree offerte includono il Baccaloreato di Musica in Composizione, Performance, Conduzione ed Educazione alla Musica (pre-certificazione).

Chapman University Choir
sings High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

The Chapman University Choir is going to be the featured guest choir singing High Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on May 29, 2008.

The choir directed by Joseph Modica is visiting Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena & San Gimignano, Assisi and Rome on their 2008 Performance Tour to Italy.

More updates from Incantato Tours & Concert Management about this and other choirs traveling to Europe with our team this year will follow soon.