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Camarata History, 2009-2018

2018 

"Christmas with Camarata: Let All the World, Sing!". Camarata Chorale, Chamber Singers, Orchestra, Youth Choirs, Chungdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

- Camarata Chamber Singers Winter Concert, Spazio Luce Art Hall, Seoul.

- Celebration of Bulgaria for the Presidency of the United Nations

- Camarata Chamber Singers, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul

- Camarata Children’s Choir Spring Concert

- Camarata Children’s Choir, International Lutheran Church, Seoul.

- Ramirez “Misa Criolla”. Camarata Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Jeonnong Methodist Church, Seoul.

- Camarata Chorale, Orchestra, Soloists, Jeonnong Methodist Church, Seoul 

- “The Wizard of Oz” Musical. Music Director and Conductor. 9 performances. Camarata Musical Theatre, Chungdahm Art Hall, King Kong Building, Seoul.

- Fauré “Requiem” Camarata Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Jeonnong Methodist Church, Seoul

- “Song of Beauty and Joy”. Camarata Chamber Singers Spring Concert. Music of F.M. Christiansen, Gjeilo, Rachmaninov, Clausen, Esenvelds, Hermans, Kalnins, Kaminska, Ghio, Shaw, Ames, Woo, Wilberg, Seoul International Baptist Church, Seoul

2017 

- “Christmas with Camarata: Hope for Resolution”. Camarata Chorale, Chamber Singers, Orchestra, Children’s Choir, with Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra,Bondii Choir, Onnuri Elders Choir, Soloists, Onnuri Church, Hwaetbul Hall, Seoul​

- “Let Everything That Hath Breath”. Camarata Chamber Singers Winter Concert. Music of Palestrina, Vivaldi, Paulus, Clausen, Elgar, Rutter, Wilberg, Emerson, Ames, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

- “Fall Into Music”. Camarata Chamber Singers, Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul

 

- “We Go Together” Suwon International Choral Festival Mainstage Concert. Camarata Chamber Singers, SK Atrium, Suwon, Korea.

 

- “Music Across Borders”. Camarata Chamber Singers and Greifswald Kammerchoir. International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

- Duruflé “Requiem”. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra, Shinchon Sungkyul Church, Seoul

 

- Schubert “Mass in G Major”. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra, Shinchon Sungkyul Church, Seoul

- Lussier “Bacchanale”. Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, Shinchon Sungkyul Church, Seoul

 

- Camarata POPS. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra. Yearly concert highlighting pop and musical Theatre, Seoul International Baptist Church, Seoul

 

- “I Will Sing As Long As I Live”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Celebrating the life of Weston Noble. Music by Clausen, Palestrina, Bach, Albright, Whitacre, Kroening, Lauridsen, Gibbs, Christiansen, Chesnokov, Martin. International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

2016 

- Mozart “Requiem” & “Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K. 466”. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra. With pianist - Andreas Ehret, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Handel “Messiah” (HWV 56). Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul British Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lunch

 

- Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul

 

- Rodgers & Hammerstein “Oklahoma!” Camarata Musical Theater and Orchestra, Seoul Jazz Academy, Seoul

 

- “All That Hath Life and Breath”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Music of Clausen, Whitacre, Christiansen, Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Flummerfelt, DeCormier, Elder, Wilberg, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

- Camarata POPS. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra, , Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- “Songs of Night and Light”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Music of Bach, Massenet, Barnum, Shank, Lauridsen, Vaughan-Williams, Rutter, Zegree, Tin, Hogan, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

2015 

 

- Handel “Messiah” (HWV 56). Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra, , Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Handel “Messiah” (HWV 56). Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra. Special private concert organized by the LDS Church for church members and government officials, Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Seoul

 

- British Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lunch. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul

 

- Children’s Choir Christmas Concert. Camarata Music Company Children’s Choir, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

- “Be Not Afraid”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Music of Lauridsen, Kallmann, Bruckner, Rachmaninov, Christinsen, Nystedt, Woo, Hairston, Gibbs, Berger, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

- Joint concert with Brigham Young University Wind Symphony. Camarata Chamber Singers,

 

- Gilbert & Sullivan “The Pirates of Penzance”. Camarata Music Company Community Theater and Orchestra, Seoul Jazz Academy, Seoul

 

- Beethoven “Mass in C major, Op. 86” & “Symphony No. 5, Op. 67”. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Children’s Choir Spring Concert. Camarata Music Company Children’s Choir, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

2014 

- Handel “Messiah” (HWV 56). Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra’s yearly tradition, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Invitation Performance, British Embassy, Seoul. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, British Embassy, Seoul

 

- “Songs of Passion and Praise”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Camarata auditioned choir’s year-end concert. Music of Victoria, Bach, Bruckner, Gershwin, Chesnokov, Kroening, Fritschel, Lauridsen, Sperry, Tian, Hella Johnson, Woo, Basler, and Matsushita, International Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

- “Music 4 Peace”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, Seoul Art Center Concert Hall, Seoul

 

- “Choral POPS”. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Band. A yearly September performance highlighting pop, musical theater, and the lighter side of choral music, , Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Fanshawe “African Sanctus”. Camarata Music Company Chorale and Band. Fanshawe’s composition, based on his epic travel along the Nile River in the late 1960’s, juxtaposing traditional African and Western music themes promotingthe message of peace. Performed with live band, tape, and percussion, , Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

- “Sing Into Spring”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers spring concert. Various music and repertoire from the classical and pop music genres, Olympus Art Hall, Seoul

 

2013 

 

- Handel “Messiah”. Camarata Chorale and Orchestra’s yearly tradition concert. Joined with the Seongbuk-gu Children’schoir, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- British Chamber of Commerce Christmas. Invited entertainment for the British Chamber’s annual Christmas lunch and fundraiser drive. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul

 

- Handel “Messiah”. Invited performance at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

 

- “Celestial Song”. Camarata Chamber Singers year-end concert. Featured works by: Victoria, Rossini, Christiansen, Lauridsen, Hayes, Woo, Lee, Gjeilo, Biebl, Makaroff, Dobrogosz, Leavitt, Interanational Lutheran Church, Seoul

 

- “Choral Joy”. Camarata Chorale and Band’s annual pops concert. Featuring pop, musical theater, and the lighter side of choral music, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- “Wizard of Oz”. Camarata Music Company. Annual musical. Music director, and conducted the pit orchestra, Seoul Culture and Tourism Center, Haechi Hall, Seoul

 

- “And All That Jazz”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers spring concert. Featuring Chilcott’s “A Little Jazz Mass”Haechi Hall, Seoul Center for Culture and Tourism

 

- Bach “B minor mass”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra and soloists, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- 2012 British Chamber of Commerce Christmas. Invited entertainment for the British Chamber’s annual Christmas lunch and fundraiser drive, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul

 

- Handel “Messiah”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists. Camarata’s yearly tradition. Joined withthe Bupyeong Children’s Choir, , Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Chamber Singers Choir Tour. The Camarata Chamber Singers choir tour included performances at art halls and churches in the Southern South Korea area, including Masan, Gimhae, and Changwon Korea Church Music Festival

 

- Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Invited choir to the festival. Performed works by Bach, Tin, and Rutter, Changwon, Korea

Korea International Music Festival

 

- Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Performing selections from Bach’s “Magnificat”, andworks by Rutter and Tin, Seoul Art Center Concert Hall

- Ramirez “Misa Criolla”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, Hoam Art Hall, Seoul

 

- “Musicals, Movies, and Pianos”. Camarata Music Company Chorale Pops concert. Including guests: Neue Welle Piano Ensemble, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- “Seussical”. Camarata Music Company’s annual musical. Music director and conductor of pit orchestra, Haechi Hall, Seoul Center for Culture and Tourism, Seoul

 

- Mendelssohn “Elijah”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

2011 

 

- British Chamber of Commerce Christmas. Invited entertainment for the British Chamber’s annual Christmas lunch and fundraiser drive, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul

 

- Handel “Messiah”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists. Camarata’s yearly tradition. Joined withthe Seoul International School Children’s Choir, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- “A Camarata Christmas”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers Christmas performance, Haechi Hall, Seoul Center for Culture and Tourism, Seoul

 

- Seoul Rotary Club. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul

 

- Dobrogosz “Mass”Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers, Gumho Art Hall

 

- “Camarata POPS”Camarata Music Company Chorale Pops concert. Including guest pianists: Andreas Ehret and Brendan Hollins, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- “The Harmony” KBS National Television. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Appeared on National Television program. KBS TV

 

- “Little Shop of Horrors”. Camarata Music Company’s annual musical. Music director and conductor of pit orchestra, Haechi Hall, Seoul Center for Culture and Tourism, Seoul

 

- South Korea Blue House “World Friends Korea”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. Premiere guest performers for the President of South Korea, along with ambassadors from the represented countries in South Korea, Chungwa-dae

 

- Mozart “Requiem”. Invited concert at Mokdong Catholic Church. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Mok5dong Catholic Church, Seoul

 

- Mozart “Requiem”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

- Quintana “Mass from Two Worlds”. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers premiere performance, Chungdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

2010 

 

- Handel “Messiah”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists. Guest conductor: Weston Noble, Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Brahms “Liebeslieder Walzer” and “Neue Liebeslieder Walzer”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, with Pianists: Andreas Ehret and Brendan Hollins, Chungdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

 

- Fauré “Requiem”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Jangshin University, Seoul

 

- Duruflé “Requiem”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists, Jangshin University, Seoul 2009 

 

- Handel “Messiah”. Camarata Music Company Chorale, Orchestra, and Soloists. Cheongdong First Methodist Church, Seoul

Not listed: over 30 conducting performances from 2009-2015 relating to outreach and guest performance opportunities.

Camarata and Conductor Awards

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

●  Community Excellence Award (2014)Itaewon News

●  Award for Excellence in Sacred Music (2014)Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

●  Performance Award (2012)
US Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, and US Embassy, South Korea

●  Excellence in Performance (2011)
Award and citation, South Korean President Myoung-Bak Lee, and Blue House

Camarata Music Conductor's Publications and Lectures

●  "The Lutheran Choral Tradition: Contributions by Weston Noble to the Modern Tradition". National American Choral Directors Association Interest Session Lecture, presented together with Dr. Anton Armstrong, Dr. Gene Peterson, and Dr. Jennaya Robison.

● KIMEA (Korea International Music Educators Association) National Workshop Lecture. Musicianship and Emotion for the conductor, Autumn 2017

●  “Transformations: Emotion and Philosophy in the Expressive Choir” (working title). Choral book, co-written with the late Weston Noble, expected completion, end-2019

●  “Vocal Health and the Professional Voice-User”. Collaborative lecture given to musicians and businessmen/women on vocal health, technique, and and awareness

●  “The Lutheran Choral Tradition: A Study on the Progression of the Choral Sound and Theory”DMA dissertation, 2015

●  “Music and the Holiday Spirit” Lecture and Performance, SIWA (Seoul International Women’s Association) general membership yearly Christmas event, December, 2014

●  “Music and its Effects in Life and the Workplace”, SIWA (Seoul International Women’s Association) Working Women’s monthly meeting. November,2014

●  “Music and the Holiday Spirit” Lecture and Performance, December 2013. SIWA (Seoul International Women’s Association) general membership yearly Christmas event

●  The Principles of the Lutheran Choral Tradition: The Technique and Its Effect on the Modern Day Choral Sound

Lecture given as partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Hansei University

Major Works Performed

 

J.S. Bach

Magnificat

B Minor Mass

Orchestral Suite #3 in D major, BWV 1068

 

Beethoven

Mass in C major, op. 86 (in 2015)

Symphony 5, op. 67 (in 2015)

 

Brahms

Liebeslieder Walzer

Neue Liebeslieder Walzer

Chilcott

A Little Jazz Mass

Dobrogosz

Mass


Duruflé

Requiem (x2)


Fauré

Requiem (x2)


Handel

Messiah (x16)

 

Mendelssohn

Elijah


Mozart

Requiem (x2)


Quintana

Mass from Two Worlds

 

Ramirez

Misa Criolla (x2)

 

Schubert

Mass in G Major

 

Lussier

Bacchanale

Commissions and Recordings


- Eriks Esenvelds. Commission commemorating the 100th anniversary of Latvian Independence, premier (November, 2018)

- Ramirez “Misa Criolla”. Release June, 2018.

- Christmas with Camarata, released early 2018 International release.
- Azaleas, a commissioned piece for eight-part chamber choir, Composer: Brett Kroening, premier (2018)
- Fog, a commissioned piece for eight-part chamber choir, Composer: Brett Kroening, premier (2017)
- Duruflé Requiem, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2017)
- Schubert Mass in G Major, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2017)
- Lussier Bacchanale, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (2017)
- Mozart Requiem, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2016)
- Songs of Passion and Praise, Camarata Chamber Singers. ( 2014)
- Celestial Song, Internationally released CD. Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers. (2014)
- Handel Messiah, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) Bach B Minor Mass, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2013)
- Invocation (초혼), a commissioned piece for eight part chamber choir based on poems of famous Korean Poet Sowol Kim. Composer: Brett Kroening (2013)
- Mendelssohn Elijah, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2012)
- Mozart Requiem, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2011)
- Duruflé Requiem, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2010, 2017)
- Fauré Requiem, Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra (2010, 2018)

 

Professional Memberships

●  American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

●  International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)

●  Phi Kappa Phi Honor’s Society

●  College Music Society

●  Korea Federation for Choral Music (KFCM)

●  Korea Choral Directors Association (KCDA)