Don’t miss an evening of choral music with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, the National Festival Chorus, and the National Children’s Festival Chorus this June as part of MCP’s Summer Concert Series at Carnegie Hall!
American composer, arranger, conductor, and pedagogue, Kirby Shaw will lead the Masterwork Festival Chorus and combo in his very own work Turn the World Around.
Kirby Shaw is one of the most prolific composer/arrangers of choral music, publishing over 2500 pieces of music and has made a major impact in choral music education, sharing his musical expertise in 45 states, Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, Latvia, and the Philippines. Kirby taught in the Mt. Shasta public schools before joining the faculty at College of the Siskiyous in California where he founded and directed the innovative and highly acclaimed COS Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He also pioneered similar groups at Colorado State University and The University of Missouri - Kansas City, and is now directing the Jefferson State Choral Coalition at Southern Oregon University.
The concert will also feature a wonderful program of choral works from the National Festival Chorus, led by conductor Z. Randall Stroope performing Stroope's "American Christmas American Rhapsody", "To Thee, Cherubim and Seraphim" from Te Deum in D Major, Vaughan Williams' "Sweet Day", and more. Also featured will be the National Children's Festival Chorus, led by MCP Conductor-in-Residence Brian Clissold performing Purcell's "Alleluia", Stroope's "And Sure Stars Shining", and more.