25 Pinedale singers to participate in Gala Concert in Teton Village May 4
April 16, 2018
Twenty-five Pinedale singers will join Jackson choirs for a Gala Concert at the Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village on Friday, May 4 at 7pm. Pinedale Festival Choir, Sisters of the Heart, a local womenís threshold choir and the debut of the vocal ensemble Voices 8, will be performing music of internationally-acclaimed choral composer, educator and pianist, Dan Forrest. The concert is FREE.
"Pinedale Community Theatre (PCT) actors and Pinedale Festival Choir members just canít stop singing" says Valerie Lee, Managing Director of PCT and the director/organizer of the Pinedale choirs participating in this yearís event. "Itís fantastic!" Singers have been rehearsing since early January.
This is part of the Cathedral Voices 2018 Spring Festival, which will include four days of performances, lectures, and open rehearsals, featuring Dan Forrest, an internationally-acclaimed choral composer, educator, and pianist. For details of all events, visit www.cathedralvoices.org.
On May 1st a Chamber Spotlight performance by the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet, organist Ron Fabry, and a string trio from the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra performs works by Gabrielli, Strauss, and Beethoven in a one-hour recital at St. Johnís Episcopal Church.
May 2nd there is a lunchtime Artist Talk with composer Dan Forrest in the conference room at the Center for the Arts. Come and visit with Mr. Forrest in person to hear about his inspiration, his process, why choral music. Later that afternoon, all are welcome to sit in on the Classical Academy Choir rehearsal at Walk Festival Hall, to observe the childrenís choir as they work with Dan Forrest and local musicians to polish their music for the Gala Concert.
May 3rd offers another daytime discussion Ė "Music & Healing" Ė with Music Therapist Hilary Camino and Dan Forrest at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, including a special visit from an all-volunteer Hospice Choir from Pinedale (Sisters of the Heart). That same evening, all are welcome to observe the final rehearsal of the 70-voice Festival Chorus and Orchestra, with Dan Forrest on piano.
The week culminates with the final Gala Performance on May 4th, 7pm, at Walk Festival Hall. Six choruses from Jackson and Pinedale take the stage, along with a 15-piece chamber orchestra of local musicians. A celebratory reception will follow the concert.
Best of all Ė all of these events are FREE and non-ticketed. "We are committed to vocal music as a unique and powerful art form," commented Laura Huckin, Artistic Director of the Festival. "Making the Festival completely free was a priority, to ensure everyone can be part of the experience, first-hand."
Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, Center of Wonder/Town and County Arts for All, Cathedral Voices Season Sponsors, and the Festivalís Premier Sponsors: Bank of Jackson Hole and Teton Thai.