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Tickets available through Cathedral Classics choral ventures ,. Ticket Works at: Some of the most sublime music of Watch the DWS as they rehearse and 612.343.3390 the sacred choral repertoire, critique the new works of the four featuring Lauridsen, Tchesnokovand finalists in the 2001-02 choral Special discounts for group sales available through the Dale Howells, among others. ventures" program (seep. 19). You Warland Singers office: will have the opportunity to comment 651.632.5870 Saturday, March 9,2002, 8pm as well! The Basilica of Saint Mary Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 7-lOpm, Free! Sundin Hall,

Ballads and Strings The world renowned Lark Quartet joins the DWS as special Greater Twin Cities collaborative guests for an evening of Youth Symphonies grand music making. This spring In celebration of GTCYS's 30th concert promises many delights: anniversary, the DWS and select area English part songs by Pearsall, high school choirs share the stage for Rutter and Vaughan Williams, in a spectacular concert of choral and addition to Britten's suspenseful symphonic music, capped off with Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady selections from Orft's Carmina Burana. Barnard. Sunday, June 2,2002, 3pm Saturday, April 20, 2002, 8pm Orchestra Hall Ted Mann Concert Hall University of

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Dale Warland Singers 2300 Myrtle Ave., Suite 120 St. Paul, MN 55114 651.632.5870,phone 651.632.5873,fax table of contents

The Dale Warland Singers 3

Dale Warland, Founder and Music Director. 5

Larry Bach, Assistant Conductor 6

Frank Ferko, Composer-In-Residence 6

choral verrtures" 7

Executive Director's Letter 8

Fire and Drums 9

Fire and Drums Program Notes : 11

Guest Choirs 18

Recordings 21

Singers' Biographies : 22

2001 Annual Fund Donors 27

Acknowledgements 29

2 the dale warland singers Now in its twenty-ninth season of broadcasts reach listeners concerts, tours, radio broadcasts, nationwide. The First Art and and critically acclaimed recordings, Performance Today often feature the the Dale Warland Singers is recog- Dale Warland Singers. nized as one of the world's foremost a cappella choral ensembles. The The Dale Warland Singers also choir, consisting of 40 professional performs in collaboration with other singers, is based in /St. Twin Cities arts organizations such Paul. as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the The Dale Warland Singers has James Sewell Ballet. The Singers earned a reputation for its have worked under the batons of the commitment to commissioning and late Robert Shaw, Hugh Wolff,Edo performing new choral music. The de Waart, Leonard Slatkin, Bobby ensemble has kept the choral genre McFerrin, David Zinman, and Roger fresh and alive by commissioning Norrington. works from , Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen, Carol The Dale Warland Singers records on Barnett, George Shearing, Peter the American Choral Catalog label. Schickele, Bernard Rands, Frank During the 1999-2000season, the Ferko, Brent Michael Davids, Mary choir released a new recording Ellen Childs, Janika Vandervelde, featuring Leonard Bernstein's Aaron Jay Kernis and Augusta Read Chichester Psalms and Benjamin Thomas, among others. The Dale Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb. Past Warland Singers' choral ventures OM recordings include Blue Wheat, a program solicits works from collection of American folk music emerging composers, and through which The Seattle Times describes as this program, over $100,000 in "the loveliest choral disc to emerge in commissions have been awarded to a long time ... sung by what is over fifty talented musicians. probably America's best chorus." Another of the Singers' lauded In 1992,the Dale Warland Singers releases is December Stillness, which became the first-ever recipient of the BBC Music Magazine gave its highest Margaret Hillis Achievement Award rating for performance and sound, for Choral Excellence. The group's calling it, "... splendid, melting extraordinary efforts on behalf of stuff." The South Jersey's Courier- composers and new music resulted Post called the 1994 release of in ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Cathedral Classics, "an unmatched Programming in 1992, 1993, 1996, musical experience," while The and 1999. Oregonian stated simply, "peerless." Earlier recordings by the Singers In addition to a subscription season include, Fancie, A Rose in Winter, in the Twin Cities, the Dale Warland Christmas Echoes, Carols for Singers tours throughout the United Christmas, Choral Currents, as well States and abroad. In 1990,the en- as 12 others. semble traveled to Stockholm and Helsinki to represent North America at the Second World Symposium on Choral Music. During the 1999-2000 concert season, the group toured the Southeastern United States. It has appeared on Garrison Keillor's original A Prairie Home Companion

and is featured regularly on Public Radio International's Saint Paul Sunday. The annual Echoes of Christmas and Cathedral Classics

3 Soprano Tenor

Margaret Burton Jared L. Anderson* Sara Dick Joel Beyer Marie Spar Dymit* Joel C. Fischer Lynette Johnson Eric N. Hopkins Pamela Marentette Justin Karch Melissa Morey David Nordli Sarah Schlomer Hal Snyder Dawn Schuffenhauer Gregory Tambornino Monica Stratton

Bass Alto Jeffrey Bipes Kelly Becker Bruce Broquist Abbie Betinis Matthew Culloton* Sara Boos Dave Jacobson Erin Colwitz Brian Kremer Joanne Halvorsen* Michael Meyer Shelley Kline Kevin Michael Norberg Mary C. Maiden Muller Tim O'Brien Krista Palmquist Brad Runyan Momoko Tanno Terry Sheetz Brian L. Steele

* section leader

4 dale warland, founder and music director

The 2001-2002season marks founder Dale Warland's twenty-ninth season as Music Director of the Dale Warland Singers. Warland has devoted his professional life to attaining the highest artistic level in choral singing. Through musicianship and attention to detail, he has built one of the finest choral ensembles in the United States. Under Warland's leadership, the Dale Warland Singers has thrilled choral music enthusiasts not just in its Twin Cities home, but throughout North America and Europe.

This year Dale Warland received the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements as a choral conductor and his continued contribution to the arts in Minnesota.

Dale Warland, Warland's outstanding accomplishments in the field of choral music were also founder and music director recognized in June 1995,when he received the Michael Korn Founder's Award at the annual Chorus America Conference in Seattle. This award, the highest honor for a choral conductor in the United States, has previously been give to outstanding choral conductors such as Robert Shaw, Margaret Hillis, and Roger Wagner.

In addition to his active schedule as Music Director of the Dale Warland Singers, Warland is in demand as a guest conductor, lecturer, composer and clinician. He has conducted the Swedish Radio Choir, Danish Radio Choir, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Israel's Cameran Singers. He has also rehearsed and prepared choirs for performances of major works in collaboration with notable conductors including Robert Shaw, Edo de Waart, Leonard Slatkin, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. At Kryzstof Penderecki's request, Warland has prepared The Passion According to St. Luke for major choruses in Los Angeles, Caracas, Stuttgart and the Oregon Bach Festival. In 1990,he also prepared Penderecki's Polish Requiem. Warland has served on the faculty of the All-Japan Chorus League National Competition in Fukuoka, Japan, and has lectured on American music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Most recently, he has been featured as guest conductor at Grant Park Music Festival, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Chamber Artists and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. This year Dr. Warland will be leading concerts and workshops at Eastman School of Music, Seattle's Opus 7 vocal ensemble, and the Tolosa Choral Festival in Spain.

Warland is an active composer and a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He has served as co-chair of both the choral and recording panels of the National Endowment for the Arts and has received major grants from the Ford Foundation, the Bush Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Before devoting himself full-time to the Dale Warland Singers, Warland maintained an academic career which included 19years as Director of Choral Music at Macalester College, St. Paul. He holds degrees from St. Olaf College, the , the University of Southern California, and has received distinguished alumni awards from two institutions. Warland also holds an honorary doctorate from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

5 artistic staff

Lawrence Bach, assistant conductor, serves as the chairman of the Fine Arts Department at North Central University in Minneapolis, where he is in his twenty-first year. His work at NCU includes teaching classes in conducting and voice and directing the Concert Chorale.

The Concert Chorale has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia singing in churches, schools and concert halls. The Chorale Lawrence Bach, has taken 13trips overseas and has performed with the Bruckner String assistant conductor Quartet in Salzburg, Austria, and the Oberursel Chamber Orchestra in Frankfurt, Germany. The group has also performed at several of the Minnesota State American Choral Directors Conventions.

For six years, Mr. Bach sang with the Dale Warland Singers. He has also sung under the direction of Helmuth Rilling, Eric Erickson and Robert Shaw. Mr. Bach is a frequent guest conductor and clinician for school and church choir festivals. In May 2001, he had his debut performance at Carnegie Hall as a guest. conductor for Mid-America Productions.

Frank Ferko is a well-established composer who has specialized in compositions for the voice, particularly for choral ensembles. His music has been performed by a variety of distinguished ensembles, including the Dale Warland Singers, Bella Voce, Magnum Chorum, and the American Repertory Singers. In 2000 his music was presented in live performances or on radio broadcasts in thirty countries around the world.

Winner of a variety of awards including three fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, the Padrone-Kantscheidt Award from Northwestern University and annual ASCAPAwards for the past 13years, Ferko's work has received high Frank Ferko, critical acclaim in The American Record Guide, Fanfare, Chicago Tribune, composer-ill-residence Chicago Sun Times, The Diapason, The American Organist and the British journal, Choir and Organ. In 1997,Ferko was the winner ofthe Dale Warland Singers New Choral Music Program.

Ferko holds degrees from Valparaiso University, Syracuse University and Northwestern University. In addition to composing, he has lectured and published articles on specific aspects of 20th century music.

6 choral ventures™ finalists

The Dale Warland Singers choral Felicia Sandler received her Doctor ventures ™ program is designed to of Philosophy in Music Composition serve talented emerging composers and Theory from the University of who are at an early stage of career Michigan in 2001. She currently development, have not received resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, acknowledgment as established where she is a lecturer at the professionals by other musicians and Residential College of the University Frank Ferko, arts professionals, and have had a of Michigan and provides private composer-in-residence, limited number of major studio instruction in music theory with Dale Warland performances. and music composition.

Over 250 entries were recently Each will be awarded a commission For twenty-nine years, the Dale reviewed by Dale Warland, Artistic fee of $1,500 plus travel expenses Warland Singers has been the Director, and Frank Ferko, and will be required to write a new leading force behind Composer-In-Residence for the Dale 5-7 minute work for the Reading encouraging new choral music in America. Since 1972 the Warland Singers. Session. Singers have given world premiere performances ofover The following four composers were The general public is invited to 210 new compositions or selected to participate in the attend the Reading Session at 7:00 arrangements. Composers who Reading Sessions on May 13 and 14, pm on May 14, 2002, at Sundin Hall have had their works premiered 2002: of Hamlin University. Admission is by the Singers include free. Dominick Argento, Carol William Beckstrand currently serves Barnett, Dave Brubeck, Brent Michael Davids, Paul Fetler, as Director of Music and Composer Following the Reading Session, one Lukas Foss, Libby in Residence at University Lutheran of the four composers will be Larsen, Stephen Paulus, Church of Hope in Minneapolis, awarded a $7,500 commission to Bernard Rands, Steven Sametz, Minnesota. He received his Master of write a 10-15 minute work, either Peter Schickele, William Music in Composition degree from incorporating the music composed Schuman, George Shearing, Concordia University in River Forest, for the Reading Session or creating Steven Stucky, Augusta Read Illinois. completely new material. The world Thomas, Aaron Jay Kernis and premiere will take place during the Janika Vandervelde. Mark Kilstofte is a graduate of the 2003-2004 concert season. St. Olaf College and the University of Michigan. He is currently Associate Since 1987, fourteen works have Professor of Composition and Theory been commissioned. Each piece has at Furman University in Greenville, received its world premiere on a South Carolina. Singers subscription concert. Past choral ventures ™ commission Huang Ruo is a resident of New recipients include Mary Ellen Childs, York,New York.He is currently William Hawley, AlfHoukum, Jalalu- working with Dr. Christopher Rouse Kalvert Nelson, Jackie T. Gabel, at the Juilliard School, where he is Janice Hamer, Jing Jing Luo, Lisa finishing work on his Master of Bielwa, Edie Hill,Frank Ferko, Music in Composition degree. N. Lincoln Hanks, Jacqueline Jeeyoung Kim,KuiDong and J. Aaron McDermid.

Thechoral ventures '"programis fundedby a generousgrant fromthe JeromeFoundation, with additionalsupportfromthe AliceM.DitsonFundofColumbiaUniversity.

For more information and submission guidelines please visit our web site: www.dalewarlandsingers.org.

7 executive director's letter

There is nothing more energizing for me than to be surrounded by a group of teenagers. When those young people are making music, their energy and enthusiasm can be wonderfully infectious!

This evening 88 young people from three Twin Cities' high schools will join the Gayle Ober, Dale Warland Singers for a program of 20th century choral music. For some of executive director them it will be their first experience standing on a "real" concert hall stage. And for nearly all of them, it will be their first experience singing side-by-side with an adult choir. That this adult choir is one of the finest professional choruses in the world makes this experience unforgettable.

There is no one more committed to music education than Dale Warland. Throughout his long and illustrious career he has taught people of all ages about the joy and responsibility of making music at the highest artistic level . possible. His message to the young people participating in tonight's concert will be no different. He will challenge them to stretch, encourage them to focus on making a wonderful and accurate sound, cheer them on when they are tired and discouraged and will inspire them to be the very best they can be. They will return to their school settings with a new appreciation for how hard we all have to work to achieve excellence, but will also know the thrill of a job well done. We hope they will translate this experience into the rest of their live?

Last year, DWSeducation programs reached over 2200young people. In addi- tion, hundreds of adults attended our pre-concert talks, participated in work- shops led by Dale Warland and attended the Choral Ventures composer's workshop. We are extremely grateful for corporations and foundations such as BrookfieldProperties, Inc, ADCTelecommunications and the Jerome Foundation that give so generously to support our music education programs. Without them, programs like the one you will experience tonight would not be possible.

So, sit back and enjoy the energy and enthusiasm that will be generated during our concert this evening. Take a moment to remember a teacher or mentor who challenged and encouraged you to achieve what seemed to be beyond your reach. And remember, together we will change the world, one young person at a time.

8 Fire and Drums

Saturday, February 9, 2002, 8pm Benson Great Hall, Bethel College

I. AsIAN FOLK (please hold applause until the end of each set)

Naiman Sharag Se Enkhbayar

Sakura Japanese (Tom Takemitsu)

Fengyang Song Anhui Folk Song (Han) (Chen Yi)

II.

Ceremony after a Fire Raid William Mathias Dale Warland Singers and high school quintets The Dale Warland Singers welcomes our guest speaker, Michael Dennis Browne. Michael has taught at the Uni- versity of Minnesota since 1971. He has collaborated with Stephen Paulus (as librettist) •.•.INTERMISSION •.•. since 1976---their most recent complete work being THE THREE HERMITS. Michael's two most recent books, SELECTED POEMS 1965-1995 and YOU WON'T REMEMBER THIS, both published by Carnegie Mellon University m, Press, won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry in 1993 and 1998. Seven Choruses from the Medea of Euripides Virgil Thomson I. 0 Gentle Heart (Daniel Pinkham) II. Love, Like a Leaf III. 0, Happy Were our Fathers IV. Weep for the Little Lambs V. Go Down, 0 Sun VI. Behold, 0 Earth VII. Immortal Zeus Controls the Fate of Man

9 IV. GUEST CHOIRS

Sing a Song of Sixpence, from Childhood Lyrics John Rutter White Bear Lake Mariners * • Marie Dyrnit, conductor

This concert was made Hosanna to the Son of David Orlando Gibbons possible in part by Minnetonka Chamber Singers* Brookfield Properties' Paula Holmberg, conductor generous grant to the Dale Warland Singers Education Program. In the Belly of the Whale Robert M. Olson Edison High School Choir* Ruth Thompson-LeMay, conductor

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Skye Boat Song Old Highland Rowing Measure (Percy Grainger) Marie Spar Dyrnit, conductor

Concord, from Choral Dances of Gloriana Benjamin Britten

Quick! We Have But a Second Charles V. Stanford (John Rutter) Paula Holmberg, conductor

Londonderry Air Percy Grainger Instrumentalists: Ruth Thompson-LeMay, conductor piano, Dwight Bigler percussion, Jay Johnson Lost Lady Found Percy Grainger Dale Warland, conductor

*hlformation about each choir is found on pp. 18-20.

10 Plogram Notes By Brian Newhouse Fire and Drums Fire and Drums. The words immediately conjure up images in the mind's eye and ear, don't they? When creating this concert, Dale Warland hit on these two words to evoke the drama of the music you're about to hear-specifically two major twentieth-century scores, one of them about fire and both contain- ing drums. Those works by Mathias and Thomson are the centerpieces of the program. But the concert was also designed as a youth program with an international flair. So three outstanding guest choirs from area high schools will appear, and select students from each will join the DWS. "I want it to be both a great listening and participatory experience," says Dale Warland. Get set, then, for the drama of great words and music delivered with the passion of our area's best singers.

I. Asian Folk

5e Enkhbayar: Naiman ShaTag Toru Takamitsu: SakuTa Chen Vi: Fengyang Song

Folk music from the vast variety of Asia gets us underway. Starting in northern China, where the Mongolians still race and work horses, comes "Naiman Sharag." You'll hear the rhythm of the hooves flying throughout this music while the words praise eight legendary chestnut horses. The text stems from the thirteenth-century story of Chinggis Kahn's eight horses, which have become a Mongolian national symbol. "Sakura," by contrast, flows as gently as a warm April breeze. This traditional Japanese tune about cherry blossoms was arranged by Toru Takemitsu, the island nation's most beloved composer throughout the twentieth century; the melody is one that every Japanese schoolchild grows up learning to sing. Finally, "Fengyang Song" takes us back to the continent and the China of composer Chen Yi, She was trained as a violinist but started studying Chinese folk music while in her teens, traveling the countryside to collect the songs of farmers and shop keepers. She memorized them and says they "melted into my blood." They find expression in her own compositions like "Fengyang Song," which she wrote in the mid-'90s for the San Francisco-based male choir, Chanticleer.

Naiman Sharag (The Eight Chestnut Horses)

Naran del ni namalsun shargad, The sun-shaped manes fly as wings, Saran suul ni sagsalsan shargad, The moon-shaped tails wave behind, Delkhiin devjeed denselgesen shargad, These chestnut horses shook the world scene Delger tuukheen devjuulsen shargad. And created history on this earth. Altan tuuraigaa tsavchilsan shargad, Their golden hooves beat the soil, Aziig sereen jantsgaasan shargad, Their strong voices awoke Asia, Agtiin suriig magtuulsan shargad, Making known the horses' might, Aldriin suldiig manduulsan shargad, Earning much fame to our name- minu zee. my chestnut horses.

Joloo dugt'ran jirelsen shargad, The horses that run ahead oftime, Zor'giig badraan termuulsen shargad, Encourgaing my will and soul, Uudmiin kholiig tuulsan shargad, Are the horses that cover any distance, Usnii tung'l(a)giig uusan shargad. Drinking the clearest of waters, Bayar jargal khuvaaltsan shargad, Sharing all my joy and sorrow, Bakhdam tuuliig buteeltsen shargad, Originating proud epics and tales Bay'lag or'noon duursuulsan shargad, That spread the fame of this country Baatar tum'neen duuluulsan shargad, And of this heroic people- minu zee. my chestnut horses.

11 Ene shargad'n erdniin holquud, These chestnut horses are a treasure to us, Ezen bidnu erdmiin surguud, A valuable gift of nature. Like a peaceful song Ekh baigaliin emii dursgal, That sounds everywhere, Egshiglen tugekh enkhiin duulal. so is the true image of the Mongolian horse worshipped by my nation.

Mongal mor'diin, khangal sur, This image is the source of my encouragement Mini ardiin, shutekh, shutel, And the flame of my insight and learninq. Urmiin gerch, ukhaanii och, This image is the energy Uragshilakh erchim, undrakh khuchin. that we need for progress And the might that leads us to prosper.

Teng'riin unaa, temuulekh sanaa, Let us call it the will to reach high spheres Domgiin gilbaa, dorniirn javkhaa, And the key to open wise myths. limel saikhan khusliin naiman shargad, Like the very brilliance of the East, minu zee. So are the eight chestnut horses of my dream.

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) Sakura, Sakura Cherry Blossoms... Yayoino sorawa The spring sky stretching Miwatasukagiri As far as it can see. Kasumika kumoka Is it mist or is it clouds Nioizo Izuru Scenting the air? Izaya, Izaya Oh, come! Let us go Miniyukam And be among them!

Fengyang Song

Zuo shou luo, you shou gu Gongs and drums are in my hands, Shou na zhe luo gu lai chang ge. I am singing a song Bie di ge er wo ye bu hui chang, while playing drums and gongs. Dan hui chang ge Feng yang ge, Other songs I don't know how to sing, Deer lang dang piao yi piao. I can only sing a Fengyang song. Deer lang dang piao yi piao.

II.

William Mathias: Ceremony after a Fire Raid

Words and music next from the west of Britain. For centuries, Wales has been the home of remarkable poets and musicians. Composer William Mathias was born there in 1934and died much too young at 57 after serving for years as head of the music department at the University of Wales, Bangor. His symphonies, string quartets, and piano concertos made him fairly well known in Europe, but his choral music brought him into British hearts. His was the anthem sung at Prince Charles' and Diana Spencer's 1981wedding, though millions watching on TVcould only catch snatches of it while the commentators talked over it!

His countryman Dylan Thomas (1914-53)wrote this poem, one of at least two composed about the devastation that Nazi firebombing brought to WWII William Mathias London, where tens of thousands lost their lives. Thomas knew the mind can't Oxford University Press grasp the enormity of that horror, so he made the scene real by focusing on the Photograph by John Ross death ofjust one child. He tells the story unconventionally, relying on the power of seemingly scattered images and the music within language to bring it home.

12 His poem is divided into three sections, as is Mathias' 1973 score. Each section is set off by passages for percussion and piano alone, then the voices enter. An accompaniment pattern found in the first movement-a fiery, asymmetrical line-will re-appear in the third, acting as a kind of red thread through the piece. The first poem sets the scene, "... the child of a few hours/ With its kneading mouth/Charred on the black breast of the grave ... " and also vents Thomas' grief. The second is reflective, as Thomas connects this tragedy to the old story of Adam and Eve, of "Man and woman undone." And the third delves into the actual ceremony after the fire raid, the funeral, which draws together the earlier images of fire and grief then buries them under ecstatic choral cries of "Glory" and "The sundering ultimate kingdom of genesis' thunder."

For this performance of "Ceremony after a Fire Raid" the DWS welcomes five students from each of the guest high school choirs.

Ceremony after a Fire Raid

I Myselves The grievers Grieve Among the street burned to tireless death A child of a few hours With its kneading mouth Charred on the black breast of grave The mother dug, and its arms full of fires.

Begin With singing Sing Darkness, kindled back into beginning When the caught tongue nodded blind, A star was broken Into the centuries of the child Myselves grieve now, and miracles cannot atone.

Forgive Us forgive Us your death that myselves the believers May hold it in a great flood Till the blood shall spurt, And the dust shall sing like a bird As the grains blow, as your death grows, through our heart.

Crying Your dying Cry, Child beyond cockcrow, by the fire-dwarfed Street we chant the flying sea In the body bereft. Love is the last light spoken. Oh Seed of sons in the loin of the black husk left.

13 II III I know not whether Into the organ pipes and steeples Adam or Eve, the adorned holy bullock Ofthe luminous cathedrals, Or the white ewe lamb Into the weathercocks' molten mouths Or the chosen virgin Rippling in twelve-winded circles, Laid in her snow Into the dead clock burning the hour On the altar of London, Over the urn of Sabbaths Was the first to die Over the whirling ditch of daybreak In the cinder of the little skull, Over the sun's hovel and the slum of fire o bride and bride groom And the golden pavements o Adam and Eve together laid in requiems, Lying in the lull Into the bread in a wheatfield of flames, Under the sad breast ofthe head stone Into the wine burning like brandy, White as the skeleton Ofthe garden of Eden. The masses of the sea The masses of the sea under I know the legend The masses of the infant-bearing sea OfAdam and Eve is never for a second Erupt, fountain, and enter to utter for ever Silent in my service Glory glory glory Over the dead infants The sundering ultimate kingdorft of Over the one . genesis' thunder. Child who was priest and servants,

Word, singers, and tongue In the cinder ofthe little skull, Who was the serpent's ByDylanThomas,from Night fall and the fruit like a sun, THECOLLECTEDPOEMSOFDYLANTHOMAS Man and woman undone, Copyright© 1946byNewDirections Beginning crumbled back to darkness PublishingCorp.Reprintedbypermissionof NewDirectionsPublishingCorp. Bare as the nurseries Ofthe garden of wilderness.

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III.

Virgil Thomson: Seven Choruses from the Medea of Euripides

Virgil Thomson's music rubbed proudly against the grain of his times. For Thomson (1896-1989),too many composers in the early twentieth century were writing music that worked too hard, that took itself too seriously, and above all strove to sound modern-but just wound up sounding ugly; "obligatory dissonance" he spat. Thomson was from Missouri, and regardless of the fact that he spent most of his life in the City of Lights and the Big Apple, he never forgot his roots. "I wrote in Paris and New Yorkmusic that was always, in one way or another, about Kansas City. I wanted these cities to know Kansas City, to understand the ways we like to think and feel on the banks of the Kaw and the Missouri."

In 1934Thomson was living in Paris and was asked to write music for the Virgil Thomson tragedy Medea, by the Greek playwright Euripides (480-406Be). He wasn't Provided courtesy of put offby the fact that Euripides lived millennia earlier and penned timeless G. Schirmer, Inc. classics (Orestes, Electra, Iphigenia in Aulis). Thomson's music for Medea used simple key signatures, open intervals that fall easily into the ear, and, in

14 general, the uncomplicated harmonies of Midwestern hymns. Which is not to say this is simple music: when a composer's materials are this spare, the bur- den falls even more to the singer to pull it all offwith clarity and passion-two of Thomson's most cherished musical goals. a Gentle Heart a gentle heart, a noble heart, a heart of gold and fire! What destiny could keep that heart from finding its desire?

The raging sea, the mighty tide were crossed for Jason's sake. Rejected now and cast aside, for Jason let it break. Ye who seek virtue here pass by. Greece has forgotten virtue's name. Here only grief, the stony lie are found, and lust and shame. And here wails one who has no home in earth or air or anywhere.

Love, Like a Leaf Love, like a leaf before the wind, Lust of the flesh, consuming fire, on us, dread archer, never bend the arrows of desire. That love in which an equal part True woman holds with honest man, Boon of the mind as of the heart, grant us, a Cyprian.

We know thy sorrow, homeless one, Whom shalt thou call or whither flee? What haven under heav'n, a exile, waits for thee?

0, Happy Were Our Fathers 0, happy were our fathers when to mighty gods in olden days akin Greece bore the muses nine. 0, happy land that Venus smiled upon, Thrice happy land breathed on by love, Thrice happy land of Arcady.

But thou that wouldst destroy thine own, how shall these Sacred Waters ferry thee or gentle breezes waft thee home?

By all thou holdest dear, a hear, How wilt thou steel thy hand to do the murd'rous deed? How wilt thou turn thy heart to stone?

Weep For the Little Lambs Weep for the little lams that die. Weep for the early slain. Weep for the bride so soon to lie in golden robes of pain. Weep for Medea. Weep for her who wields the flashing knife. Weep that a mother's hand should stir to take her baby's life.

15 Go Down, 0 Sun Go down, 0 sun, in blood and hide from us the cloud of woes that breaks on Jason's head. For Creon's daughter let fall our tears, For one so young and beautiful and dead.

Behold, 0 Earth Behold, 0 earth, and thou, bright sun, Turn not away. Phoebus Apollo, hear thy children's cry. Behold whose hand would slay.

Almighty Flame, they bleed who call thee sire. Rain down thy fire before this deed be done. No mortal arm should dare to harm the children of the sun.

These are thine own, maternal one; these thy blood. Shall all thy love, that harvest sown in blood and tears, go feed this wild desire.

Beware the fire of them that rule on high. Forbear, forbear. . The gods give ear to innocents that die.

Immortal Zeus Controls the Fate of Man Immortal Zeus controls Ithe fate of man, decreed him love or grief. Our days, the echo of his will resound in tbry, I or pass in nothingness away.

IV. Guest Choirs

The rest of the concert belongs, in part, to our guest singers. In the last section devoted to British folk songs, they'll join the DWSin a massed choir. But in this part of the program, each choir---one from an inner-city setting, one from a suburban community, and one directed by a DWSmember---gets the solo spotlight for a few moments.

John Rutter: Sing a Song of Sixpence, from Childhood Lyrics

Marie Spar Dyrnit is a DWSsoprano who has taught in the White Bear school district for 18years, conducting the outstanding choir, The Mariners, for the past three seasons. Marie regularly gives them a score to learn and perform that the DWSare also doing the same season. That offers the students a challenge, as well as gets them interested in how the pros do it. John Rutter's joyous arrangement of the old children's rhyme, "Sing a Song of Sixpence," is just such a case.

Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David

Paula Holmberg leads the 20-voice Chamber Singers from Minnetonka High School. This is a non-curricular, after-school group spun offof the main choral program, and they specialize in Renaissance music. Ifyou live in the western suburbs you may have seen this group in December. From December 1-23, Holmberg manages what she calls "a runaway train" of a schedule: on any given night, a quartet from the Chamber Singers is at Lord Fletcher's

16 restaurant, a sextet is singing for a Rotary meeting, while still another group serenades a private office party. "I write it all down on the calendar," Holmberg says, "and when a date fills up I just turn the calendar over and keep writing on the back of it." The students somehow find time to perfect beautiful classics from composers like Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Tonight they'll sing his "Hosanna to the Son of David."

Robert M. Olson: In the Belly of the Whale

Ruth Thompson-LeMay is a former DWSsoprano who directs the choir of Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis. Fifty-two nationalities are represented at Edison. Within Ruth's choir alone, first-generation immigrants from Guyana, Laos, Tibet, Sudan, and Ukraine, to name just a few, sing repertoire in all kinds of languages-multicultural musical education in action! Their selection, "In the Belly ofthe Whale," has a fun calypso beat to it. v. A Bit of Britain

Percy Grainger: Skye Boat Song Benjamin Britten: Concord, from Choral Dances of Gloriana Charles V. Stanford: Quick! We Have But A Second Percy Grainger: Londonderry Air Percy Grainger: Lost Lady Found

Great composers make their names by writing great original works. But look at the composition list of any of them and you'll also find, usually, many arrangements. Toying around with and freshening up old tunes-arranging- is a way for composers to keep their imaginations nimble before, during, or after larger projects. Sometimes the results are magical, right on par with the more famous original pieces. Here are some good examples.

Percy Grainger (1882-1961)is actually a composer whose arrangements are more numerous than his original pieces. An inveterate traveler and globe- trotting folk-song collector, this Australian-born pianist picked up tunes like the rest of us acquire souvenirs. He had a particular fondness for "Londonderry Air," making dozens of arrangements of it. Benjamin Britten (1913-76)left us beautiful arrangements of British and French folk songs, though this selection, "Concord," is taken from his opera Gloriana, written to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 1954coronation. The Irish-born Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)was knighted in 1902for writing big orchestral and choral extravaganzas, though he had a soft spot in his heart for arranging the old tunes of his homeland like "Quick!We Have But a Second"-which, if you're counting, takes about 45 seconds to sing.

17 special guests white bear lake high school mariners

Soprano Amanda Cross* Ashley Gildner Emily Hultman Corrie Killmer Julie Klimp Angela Prudhomme Christine Rose Kathryn Uline Lindsey Vaerst Heather Zinser

Alto Maren Ashley Lindsay Emert Christy Hansen* Lisa Kaelin Elisa Kirschhoffer The Mariners are the top performing ensemble at White Bear Lake High • Megan Koegel School's South Campus. This auditioned group of 38 singers rehearses daily Cathryn Olmsted for 85 minutes, and performs everything from class I choral literature to vocal Louisa Podlich jazz repertoire. They consistently receive superior ratings at the state level KatyWitmer music contests. Tenor Drew Carpentier Dave Elinger Dan Gisch Ross Heffelbower Ben Hertle* Brian Jones Connor Luby Jonathan Messerer Tom Nitti* Matt Petersen Eric Schwappach

Bass Ryan Blad Marie Spar Dymit, Adam Brandt Director WillHein Marie Spar Dymit teaches vocal music at White Bear Lake High School's South Brett Heffelbower Campus, where she is in charge of four performing ensembles. She holds Mike Lundberg* music degrees from St. Olaf College and Arizona State University in Tempe, Justin Moen AZ. Marie has sung with the Dale Warland Singers since 1985,and became Joel Swearingen soprano section leader in 1991. A frequently-heard soloist with the Singers, John Wippler Marie recently completed her tenth recording with the ensemble. This is her TherYang third year directing the Mariners.

*quintet members performing with DWS in "Ceremony after a Fire Raid"

18 special guests minnetonka high school madrigal singers

Soprano Chelsea Kaihoi Lindsey Messenger Rochelle Mikulich Dana Strommen * Missy Wright

Alto Laura Goff Jenny Holm Katie Holmberg Caitlyn Lanak Rachel Swenson *

Minnetonka High School Chamber Singers Tenor Steven Arenz* The Minnetonka High School Chamber Singers number twenty this year, and Kevin Barden are selected by audition from interested members of the MHSConcert Choir. Joe Cline* The Chamber Singers is a co-curricular ensemble which meets outside of the Mark Gaspar school day for 2 1/2 hours of rehearsal each week. This group performs vocal Fran Glover chamber music and is a favorite group in the community, particularly during the holiday season. They perform in concert with the MHScurricular ensembles, as well as in chamber choir festivals and state-level contests. Bass Geoff Bray Peter Hauck Ian Holcomb Christopher Koch* Casey Pavek

'quintet members performing Paula Holmberg, with DWS in "Ceremony after a Director Fire Raid" Paula Holmberg has taught vocal music for 20 years, the last seven at Minnetonka High School. At MHS,Paula directs the Concert Choir, the Treble Choir and the Varsity Men's Choir, as well as the co-curricular ensembles, the Madrigal Singers and Donna Voce. She also provides vocal direction for Minnetonka High School's annual musical theatre production.

Ms. Holmberg received a Bachelors degree in music education from Minot State University and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Holmberg is a member of MMEA/MENC,ACDA and MEA/NEA. She currently serves as ACDA Repertoire and Standards chair for high school vocal music. Paula is active as an adjudicator and clinician for area contests and festivals in both schools and churches. She has served on the staff of the All-State Choir camp and on the steering committee for the 1999 NCACDA Regional Convention in Minneapolis. Paula has been acknowledged three times "for excellence as a distinguished educator" in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. The Minnesota Music Educators Association recently honored Ms. Holmberg as 1999Music Educator oi the Year.

19 special guests edison high school choir

Soprano Nicole Allen Colanda Dickson Shyanna Freeman Toni Lane Angel Rath* Mary Jane Thillen Kha Vue Cayla Wieland

Alto La'Connie Bradley Chemi Dolkar Mariah Dwyer Heather Kusmider KimLayer Geenawattle Mahadeo LaToya Miner

Jotika Weitz Edison High School Choir Shannon Zimmerman * Ruth has been employed with Minneapolis Public Schools for ten years and Tenor has taught at Edison High School for seven. She enjoys the challenges of Jeremiah Brooks urban students and the richness of cultures that are alive in her room Alex Costello * everyday. The resiliency, maturity and depth of character these young people Corneilous Heads have is inspirational, energizing and a motivation to work hard to teach them Hanad Issa as much as possible. It is thrilling to introduce them to the art of choral music. AgwuaOmot As a former Dale Warland Singer, it is exhilarating to have the two choirs William Wesley together.

Bass SaiLee Andriy Mykytyn* Jezreil Pineda* Robert Vang Clyde Watkins Dan Hirdler

'quintet members performing with DWS in "Ceremony after a Fire Raid" Ruth Thompson-LeMay, Director

Ruth Thompson-LeMay graduated from the University of South Dakota with an undergraduate degree in K-12 instrumental and choral music and she will graduate this spring with a Master's in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. Ruth taught band and choir for three years at Freeman Academy, a private college/prep high school in Freeman, SD. She moved to Minneapolis in 1991. Ruth served as choir director for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church from 1992-96and directed the hand bells for three of those years. She was a soprano in the Dale Warland Singers for five seasons and left after the birth of her son. After work, Ruth enjoys spending time at home with her partner and their three-year old son.

20 recordings

For telephone or website Enjoy the unparalleled sound of the Dale Warland Singers in your own orders, each CD is $18.00 plus shipping and handling. home with this magnificent collection of CDs!

Bernstein and Britten - 1999 The Singers' newest recording features Bernstein's provocative Chichester Psalms and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, plus contemporary works by Rautavaara, Wertsch, Harlap, Albright, Hovland and Paulus. Blue Wheat -1996 A delightful collection of American folk songs with an expressive range from joyous whimsy to placid profundity

December Stillness - 1995 Lush, twentieth-century settings of Christmas/winter inspired texts

Cathedral Classics - 1994 The ethereal sounds of Martin, Barber, Howells, and Allegri

Fancie - 1994 Music by Brahms, Britten, Vaughan Williams, plus light selections from the Warland Cabaret Singers and more

A Rose in Winter - 1989 (Re-released 1997) An intriguing blend of time-honored Christmas/winter pieces and engaging modern offerings

Christmas Echoes, Vol. 1 & 2 - 1992 (Re-released 2001) These CDs-available for the first time in a couple of years- contain a magical and refreshing collection of well-known and less-familiar Christmas carols

Carols for Christmas - 1987 A unique collection of arrangements of traditional Christmas carols by Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus.

These recordings are available during intermission and after the concert in the lobby.

You may also contact the Dale Warland Singers offices at 651.632.5870 or complete and mail an online order form at: www.dalewarlandsingers.org

21 the singers

Jared Anderson holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance/ pedagogy and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Brigham Young University where he conducted the BYUSingers and the BYUWomen's Chorus and taught undergraduate courses in conducting and ear training. He is currently pursuing a DMAdegree in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota where he conducts the Men's Chorus. Jared is in his third year with the Singers where he serves as apprentice conductor, tenor section leader and office manager.

Kelly Becker is in her first season with the Dale Warland Singers. A graduate of St. OlafCollege, she is currently student teaching at both Shakopee Jr. High and Sweeny Elementary School.

Abbie Betinis, an alto in her first year with the Singers, is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College where she was involved in vocal jazz groups, musical theater, band and the St. Olaf Choir. A music theory and composition major, she has also studied composition with faculty at Juilliard and the Paris Conservatory. Currently working for composer Libby Larsen, Abbie is a freelance copyist and composer. She is from Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Joel Beyer, tenor, is a third year member-of the Singers. A native of Bottineau, North Dakota, he is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a B.S.in music education. He is a 14-year teaching veteran, currently teaching at Apple Valley High School. Joel is a past state president of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)for the state of North Dakota.

Jeffrey Bipes holds a Bachelor of Music in K-12 Vocal Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He has directed 7 choirs at Dover-Eyota High School and various Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota. He has since moved into the "business world" as the VP of a telecommunications company, and is working for Best Buy Inc. Jeff sang with the Concordia College Choir, the Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble and the RCAEVocal Jazz Sextet before moving to the Twin Cities and joining the bass section of the DWS.

Sara Boos, alto, has music education degrees from Michigan State University and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has taught six years of K-12 vocal music in Michigan and Minnesota and currently teaches choir and voice at Roseville High School and voice at Mahtomedi High School. Sara is also the choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in White Bear Lake.

Baritone Bruce Broquist has a B.A.in music from St. OlafCollege. He has been a soloist at Wayzata Community Church, Cross View Lutheran Church in Edina and at the Ft. Snelling Chapel. Bruce has sung in a variety of choirs: the Paul Kaye Singers; Plymouth Music Series; the Edina Chorale where he was bass section leader, and the Warland Cabaret Singers. This is his ninth year with the Singers. Bruce also owns his own business, "Three Chocolatiers."

Soprano Margaret Burton holds degrees in music and vocal performance from the University of Minnesota and an elementary education degree from the College of St. Catherine. She has performed with the University Opera Theater and the Bach Society/Sebastian Singers. A cantorial soloist for B'nai Israel Synagogue in Rochester, MN, she has also served as cantor and choir director for several synagogues in the Twin City area. She teaches general music and band at the St. Paul Talmud Torah Day School.This is her first season with the Singers.

22 Alto Erin Colwitz joins the Dale Warland singers after a one year hiatus. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota in 1998. She is currently employed at Centennial Middle School as a Vocal and General Music instructor and also does freelance singing at some local churches and elsewhere in the community. Erin is happy to be making beautiful music once again with the DWS.

A 1998graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, bass Matthew Culloton is now in his third season with the Singers. He is also Director of Choral Activities at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka. Matthew is the Male Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair for Minnesota's ACDAChapter. Also a composer and arranger, Matthew has works published with Hinshaw Music and Mark Foster (Shawnee Press).

Sara Dick, soprano, is enjoying her first season with the Dale Warland Singers. She has soloed with various Twin Cities choral projects and has sung with the Plymouth Music Series Chorus, the St. Paul Chamber Singers and the Thomas Circle Singers in Washington, DC. She works as a free-lance writer and radio producer.

Marie Spar Dymit has sung with the Dale Warland Singers since 1985,and became soprano section leader in 1991. Marie teaches vocal music at White Bear Lake High School's South Campus where she is in charge of four performing ensembles. She holds music degrees from St. Olaf College and Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. A frequently-heard soloist with the Singers, Marie recently completed her tenth recording with the ensemble.

Tenor Joel Fischer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Iowa State University. He has been a soloist at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis and at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Joel, in his fourth season with the DWS,is also an ensemble director and cantor at Most HolyTrinity Catholic Church in St. Louis Park.

Joanne Halvorsen, alto section leader, is beginning her twenty-fourth season with the Dale Warland Singers. As a member of the ensemble, she has toured to Europe, Canada and around the United States, singing in some of the finest concert halls in the world. Jo recently retired from teaching after 31 years at Fridley Middle School as choral instructor and Fridley High School as musical and artistic director for the drama program. She is currently music director at Faith United Methodist Church, conducting the sanctuary choir and her youth group, "Able Cain Raisers."

Eric Hopkins, a tenor from Oregon, IL, is beginning his third season with the Dale Warland Singers. Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in vocal music from Luther College where he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. He also sings with the Hosanna Choir of St. Steven's Lutheran Church in Bloomington.

David Jacobson is a free-lance baritone, having just begun his sixth season with the Dale Warland Singers. He has sung with many diverse ensembles, such as the Rod Smith Big Band, Voce Magna, and the Minneapolis Vocal Consort. Currently, David performs with the Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers during the holidays, and is the bass soloist/section leader for Wesley United Methodist Church.

Lynette Johnson, mezzo soprano, joined the Dale Warland Singers in 1987. She is a past member of Voce Magna, a small, local vocal ensemble and has

23 appeared as a guest soloist with the Valley Chamber Chorale and at several area churches. Lynette also sings with the worship ensemble and choir at Excelsior Covenant Church. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from North Park College in Chicago.

Tenor Justin Karch, in his second year with the Dale Warland Singers, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from North Dakota State University. He has been a soloist as well as president and secretary of the NDSUConcert Choir. He was also active in the NDSUMadrigal Singers and the Little Country Theater. Justin is currently a full-time, stay-at-home dad. In addition, he is a tenor section leader at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Edina and is a fan relations staff member forthe Minnesota Twins.

Alto Shelley Kline has been a member ofthe Dale Warland Singers since 1991. She has taught choir in the Chaska School District for 15years. Shelley has a B.A.in music education from St. Olaf College and an M.M.in choral conducting from the University of Colorado.

Baritone Brian Kremer is enjoying his third season with the singers. He holds a BMin Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Brian recently co-produced the latest CDby the St. Paul-based a cappella group Dare to Breathe and has performed with the Gregorian Singers, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the St. Olaf Choir. Brian currently serves as cantor and section leader at St. Louis Kingof France Catholic Church in St. Paul.

Pamela Marentette, soprano, is thrilled to return to the DWSfor a second season. She holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Pam has taught vocal and classroom music in Minnesota and Illinois.

Michael Meyer, bass, begins his second year with the Singers. He recently graduated from St. OlafCollege with a degree in economics. While at St. Olaf he served as a lead in two on-campus operas, as well as singing with the St. Olaf Choir. Michael currently works in the marketing department with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Soprano Melissa Morey begins her first season with the Dale Warland Singers this year. Originally from North Dakota, she is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a B.M.in Vocal Education. While at St. Olaf, Melissa was an active singer and hom player, performing with the St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Orchestra, and St. Olaf Band. She continues to sing and play in the Twin Cities in several professional, semi-professional and community ensembles.

Mary C. Maiden Miiller, alto, is a graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both vocal and flute performance. Mary has sung with the Dale Warland Singers in previous years and more recently participated in a number of choral projects in the Twin Cities area, as well as serving as soloist and section leader for various church choirs. Mary is currently employed by the Hazelden Foundation as Development Data Systems Manager.

Kevin Michael Norberg, bass, is delighted to be in his first season with the Singers. Kevin received a congressional appointment to the United States Military Academy at Westpoint after which he attended Bethel College in St. Paul. He was a founding member ofthe Minnesota Chorale, has sung with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and served as soloist/section

24 leader at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. A professional actor, singer, and published composer, he has appeared nationally on stage and network television. Kevin is known in the Twin Cities for his roles of Tevye in "Fiddler On the Roof" and the Apostle Peter in the widely acclaimed North Heights Lutheran Church "Passion Play," a role he has played for fourteen seasons. Kevin is currently a full-time faculty member of North Central University. He and his wife, Rebecca, and son, Kris,make their home in the Twin Cities.

Tenor David Nordli, a charter member ofthe Dale Warland Singers, is in his second season with the DWSafter a 23-year hiatus. David recently retired from 26 years as Vocal Music Director at Hopkins High School. He holds a B.A. degree from Luther College and a M.Mu.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. David has sung with the Festival Singers of Minneapolis, Concentus Musicus, and the Paul Kaye Singers. He is Principal Tenor Soloist with the Minnetonka Association of Music, as well as Director of Music and Chancel Choir Director at Robbinsdale United Church of Christ.

Baritone Tim O'Brien is a musicology student at the University of Minnesota. A 1999graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Tim joined the Singers that same year.

Krista Palmquist holds a BA in music performance from Bethel College in St. Paul, an MA in music performance from Eastern Michigan University and has nearly completed her DMAin music performance from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is House Manager of Northrop Auditorium and soprano soloist at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Krista is also an active art song recitalist, performing music from a wide range of countries and musical periods. Krista lives in St. Paul with her husband and three children. This is her first season with the Dale Warland Singers.

Brad Runyan has been a long-time member ofthe Minneapolis musical community. Receiving his bachelors in theatre from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and his masters in voice from the University of Minnesota, Brad has enjoyed a diverse life in the musical world. From teaching high school voice to opera companies in Europe, from rock bands to studio production, and from composition to singing with Dale, he is thankful for all. Brad lives in St. Anthony Village with his wife Kimand his 2 year old son, Nathan.

This is soprano Sarah Schlomer's first year with the Dale Warland Singers, having recently moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she graduated in May with a communications degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College and is currently working at Lifetouch Photography. She has participated in many choirs, groups, and solo singing projects throughout her life and looks forward to singing with the Dale Warland Singers.

Soprano Dawn Schuffenhauer is beginning her second season with the Singers. A 2000 graduate of St. Olaf College, Dawn is the director of Children's Music at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins. She is also a substitute elementary music teacher in districts throughout the Twin Cities area.

Terry Sheetz, baritone, holds a B.A.in music education and church music from Bethel College and an M.F.A. in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota. He has served on the music faculties of Macalester College, Bethel College, and several community colleges in the Twin Cities. Terry has also served as assistant conductor of the Minnesota Chorale and Oratorio Society of Minnesota. He is presently a piano technician and church music director. Terry was a member ofthe Singers in 1974-75and recently returned in 1999.

25 Originally from Houston, TX,tenor Hal Snyder is in his third season with the Singers. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Texas Tech University where he studied voice under the direction of Karl Dent.

Baritone Brian L. Steele has enjoyed wearing a number of hats including machinist, radio personality, church musician, recording artist, college voice instructor and woodworker. He has been with the Singers since 1994. He and his wife Jackie, enjoy their recently restored 1886Victorian home.

Soprano Monica Stratton attended St. Olaf College and the New England Conservatory of Music from which she received music degrees. She also holds a degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois. Monica sings and plays the violin at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, and works as a librarian for the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview.

Gregory Tambornino, tenor, is in his fourth year with the Singers. He has been active in choral singing since he was a boy chorister. Greg sang for many years as a countertenor, most notably performing and recording with Concentus Musicus Renaissance Ensembles. He is currently a soloist and section leader at the Church of St. Patrick in Edina. He received a degree in Piano Performance from the University of-Minnesota School of Music, studying with Alexander Braginsky. Greg is an attorney in sole practice, where he has served a number of music, arts, and nonprofit organizations.

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Momoko Tanno was a member of the DWSfrom 1995-97. She holds a B.A.in vocal performance from Nihon University, Tokyo, and received a M.M.from the University of Minnesota. Momoko has performed with the Heinrich Schutz-Chor, Oregon Bach Festival, North Star Opera, and served as cantor and section leader at the Cathedral of St. Paul. She is glad to rejoin the Singers' alto section after having spent three years in Paris, France, where she studied French melodie and opera with Camille Maurane. She currently teaches voice at Rymer-Hadley North Suburban Center for the Arts and Roseville High School.

26 2001-2002 annual fund donors january 1, 2001 to january 25, 2002

exultate ($25,000+) Vern Sutton Debra Harrer Katherine B. Andersen Fund Wenger Foundation Roy and Delores Henderson of the St. Paul Foundation Patricia Whitacre William Hueg and Hella Mears Hueg The Bush Foundation Xcel Energy Foundation Gary and Donelle Kleman Kortemeier Jerome Foundation James and Jane Marentette Mardag Foundation George Martin and Peg Hanson The McKnight Foundation Miller, Johnson and Kuehn, Inc. Minnesota State Arts Board encore ($1,000-2,499) Thomas W. and Jane M. Miller with Yamamoto Moss ADC Telecommunications Foundation matching funds from the American Baker Foundation Express Foundation Brookfield Properties, Inc. Peter B. and Karla Myers David L. and Jane C. Cooper Deb and Dick Osgood Jim and Sherry Davis Boake and Marian Sells laudate ($10,000-24,999) Barbara Spradley and Neil Kittlesen Ecolab Foundation Mary Lee and Wallace Dayton The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Colombia Naomi and Steven Staruch Marshall Fields Project Glenn and Mary Steinke Imagine with support from University Deluxe Corporation Foundation Joseph and Cynthia Tarnbornino the Target Foundation Paul and Arlene Williams General Mills Foundation Dorsey and Whitney Foundation Mike and Kay McCarthy Carl and Charlotte Drake Mrs. John M. Musser Gerald B. and Catherine L. Fischer Nancy and Everett Helen Franczyk Rotenberry Ruth and Paul Hauge applause ($250-499) Sewell Family Foundation" The Hoeschler Fund of the Saint Paul Dr. Arden O. Anderson Ruth and Dale Warland Foundation Lynne and Bruce Beck Minnesota Monthly The Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of Fred and Cynthia Betz HRKFoundation Bob and Gerry Bullard Dr. Sam and Thelma Hunter Jerome and Linda Carlson Ruth and John Huss Max and Marilyn DeLong ovation ($5,000-9,999) Glenn and Madelaine Karwoski Charles Denny David and Mary Beth Koehler Marie Spar Dymit Andersen Foundation Medtronic Foundation Peg Flanagan Pete and Margie Ankeny Charlotte and Joseph Palmiter with Robert and Katherine Goodale Aaron Copland Fund for Music matching funds from the Emerson Anders and Julie Himmelstrup Cultural STAR (City of St. Paul) Electric Charitable Trust Nancy Erickson Hoffman Bruce Dayton / Wood-Rill Peregrine Capital Management, Inc. Meredith and Richard Howell Foundation Fund of The Minneapolis Steve and Anne Hunter Kenneth and Judy Dayton Foundation Ron Jeffers / Earthsongs Roberta Mann Foundation Sally and George Pillsbury Elizabeth A. Jensen Frederick K. Martin Rahr Foundation S. Jerome and Leticia Johnson May Advertising Michael and Kathie Reeslund Rick and Jan Kvam National Endowment for the Margaret Rivers Fund Don and Joann Leavenworth Arts Ginger Sisco and Larry Griffith John and Karen Larsen Gayle and Tim Ober Sit Investment Associates Foundation Liberty State Bank St. Paul Companies, Inc. James Smart / Smart Associates Patricia A. McAuliffe Foundation Robert L. and Karen Veninga Judy and Peter Mitchelson Jack Weatherford and Tom and Marty Whelan with Ford and Catherine Nicholson Walker Pearce matching funds from Minnesota Terry and Mary Patton Monthly Publications Patty and Stephen Paulus David and Judy Ranheim Betty Reber bravo ($2,500-4,999) Jacqueline and Peter Reis Elmer L. and Eleanor J. fanfare ($500-999) Prof. and Mrs. Calvin J. Roetzel Andersen Foundation Dr. Elisabeth R. Bennett, M.D. Marshall Rutter and Terry Knowles Belford Foundation William and Paula Bathke Paul A. Schmitt / Schmitt Music Company Arland and Sharon Brusven Ronald Blackmore Harriet and Edson Spencer Fund of Donald M. Davies David Briggs The Minneapolis Foundation Robin Keyworth James and Kathleen Haglund Brian and Jackie Steele Thomas G. Mairs Rev. Stephen J. and Leslie Quigley John J. and Mary M. Taylor Lawrence M. and Elizabeth Cornils Wayne and Lola May Thompson Ann O'Shaughnessy Glenna Dibrell and David Cummings Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Titcomb Charitable Income Trust in Genny and Keith Ellefson Dwight and Carolyn Townes honor of Lawrence M. Connie Fladeland and Steve Fox Charles Upcraft O'Shaughnessy Dick Geyerman Paul and Carolyn Verret Jim and Donna Peter Gerard and Linda Grzyb Patti and Ken Wales Dan Schmechel and Joanne Halvorsen Bob and Bev Warland Mimi Wright

27 Originally from Houston, TX,tenor Hal Snyder is in his third season with the Singers. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Texas Tech University where he studied voice under the direction of Karl Dent.

Baritone Brian L. Steele has enjoyed wearing a number of hats including machinist, radio personality, church musician, recording artist, college voice instructor and woodworker. He has been with the Singers since 1994. He and his wife Jackie, enjoy their recently restored 1886Victorian home.

Soprano Monica Stratton attended St. Olaf College and the New England Conservatory of Music from which she received music degrees. She also holds a degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois. Monica sings and plays the violin at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, and works as a librarian for the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview.

Gregory Tambornino, tenor, is in his fourth year with the Singers. He has been active in choral singing since he was a boy chorister. Greg sang for many years as a countertenor, most notably performing and recording with Concentus Musicus Renaissance Ensembles. He is currently a soloist and section leader at the Church of St. Patrick in Edina. He received a degree in Piano Performance from the University of-Minnesota School of Music, studying with Alexander Braginsky. Greg is an attorney in sole practice, where he has served a number of music, arts, and nonprofit organizations.

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Momoko Tanno was a member of the DWSfrom 1995-97. She holds a B.A.in vocal performance from Nihon University, Tokyo, and received a M.M.from the University of Minnesota. Momoko has performed with the Heinrich Schutz-Chor, Oregon Bach Festival, North Star Opera, and served as cantor and section leader at the Cathedral of St. Paul. She is glad to rejoin the Singers' alto section after having spent three years in Paris, France, where she studied French melodie and opera with Camille Maurane. She currently teaches voice at Rymer-Hadley North Suburban Center for the Arts and Roseville High School.

26 acknowledgements

AMERICA The Dale Warland Singers is a member of Chorus America.

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MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD

RACC NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

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Women's concert dress was Choral risers provided by provided by Target Stores Wenger Corporation. and Mervyn's California by the Target Corporation

29 board of directors administrative staff

Officers Gayle Ober, executive director Robin M. Keyworth, president Kathleen Robinson, development/ Daniel V. Schmechel, vice president executive associate James W. Peter, treasurer Jared Anderson, office manager Michael E. Reeslund, secretary Ruth Anderson, office volunteer Jackie Steele, concert volunteer coordinator Honorary Directors Margie Ankeny artistic staff Arland D. Brusven Mary Steinke Dale Warland, founder and music director Debra Harrer, artistic administrator Directors Larry Bach, assistant conductor David L. Cooper Frank Ferko, composer-in-residence .James L. Davis Dwight Bigler, artistic administrative asst./ Roy Henderson apprentice conductor, pianist Glen J. Karwoski Jared Anderson, apprentice conductor M. Walker Pearce Matthew Culloton, librarian Jacqueline Reis Cameron Rowe, stage manager Nancy Reitz Rotenberry Joanne Halvorsen, wardrobe coordinator Gloria Sewell Brian Newhouse, proqram annotator Ginger Sisco Frank Ferko, pre-concert moderator James K. Smart Vern Sutton Tom Whelan Dale Warland, Founder and Music Director' Gayle Ober, Executive Director' Gregory Tarnbornino, Singer Representative'

"denotes ex officio

special thanks

American Choral Catalog, Inc. Augsburg College Julie Brovold Michael Dennis Browne Language Coaches: Bayar Batmunh, Li Lei and Momoko Tanno DWS Education Committee: Jared Anderson, Linda Berger, Marie Dymit, Rebecca Wyfels Exeter Realty Company, Linda L. Zelm Photo of Virgil Thomson provided courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. Miller, Johnson, Steichen & Kinnard, Inc., Rob Rader Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Inc., Susan Barnes Concert Volunteers and Ushers Graphic Design, Inc. MariHunter

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