The TGB Concert Choir participated in the Northern Arizona University Jazz & Madrigal Festival this weekend. This is the top choral festival in Arizona. 129 schools from Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico participated in this year’s festival.
This means that not only did they receive a Superior for their overall score, but they earned a Superior in all judging categories.
The TGB Concert Choir had the opportunity to work with Dr. Angela Broeker from University of St. Thomas following their performance. Dr. Broeker offered the Concert Choir extreme praise for their diligent work, artistic expression, and overall performance. She also worked with the Concert Choir on ideas on how to enhance the musical expression through more deliberate syllabic stress and dynamic phrasing.
Concert Choir sang a set of three songs. They opened with a secular villanelle, All Ye Who Music Love (Chi la Gagliarda) by Baldassare Donato, written in Italy in the mid-1500s. They then sang a sacred motet, Ave Maria by Jacobus Handl-Gallus, written in Slovenia in the late 1500s. They closed with a Cuban folk song, Son de Camaguey, arranged by Stephen Hatfield in 1998.
Thank you to Mr. Mike Rebb for performing percussion with Concert Choir during the Cuban folk song.
Thank you to Mr. Camp and the entire administrative staff for their continual support of the TGB Choir.
And a very special thank you to the 24 TGB staff members who donated a portion of their 2016 Arizona Education Tax Credit to support these 50 incredible students. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for your support. Thank you.