As part of the International Federation of Choral Music's Conductors Without Borders program, Karen Cooksey will travel to Ghana to lead workshops and conduct choirs with:
- Valley View University, Oyibi (Valley View Sinfonia)
- Winneba Youth Choir
- University of Education, Winneba
The Transylvania University Choir joins forces with area choirs to perform Mahler's second symphony with the Lexington Philharmonic.
September 18, 2015 Opening Night: Mahler 2
LexPhil opens the 2015-2016 season with Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" and a showcase of regional vocal talent! Featuring Lexington-based soprano Karen Slack and J'nai Bridges, mezzo soprano, LexPhil unites regional college choirs to fill the Singletary Center with the vocal power of Mahler's most famous symphony.
MAHLER, Symphony No.2 "Resurrection"
Karen Slack, soprano
J'nai Bridges, mezzo soprano
Featuring the college choruses of Transylvania University,
Eastern Kentucky University, Asbury University, and Berea College
HI-ACDA is proud to announce our first-ever Professional Development Day on Saturday, September 5, 2015. This event is designed to offer an educational day to our broad and diverse community of conductors. We’ll rely on the talents and knowledge both of our in-state conductors and several guests from the mainland and Asia. Details will be posted here as they become available. Our 2015 theme is “Vocal Production in the Choral Setting.”
Three Choirs Concert, March 29
All three Transy choral ensembles will join forces to present our annual Three Choirs Concert on Sunday, March 29 at 3:00pm in Carrick. Program highlights include Eric Whitacre's Hebrew Love Songs, a setting of poems by the composer's wife for women's chorus, violin, and piano; and Ralph Vaughan Williams' In Windsor Forest, a cantata based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor. Free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com
The Lexington Philharmonic, armed with five regional choirs and three vocal soloists, returns to the Singletary Center for the Arts stage on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm for Carmina Burana! Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy opens the program with a full orchestra journey inspired by the trials and tribulations of humanity, followed by Carmina Burana, Orff’s masterwork of fate and fortune brought to life by vocal talent from Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, SCAPA Children’s Choir, and soloists Amanda Woodbury, soprano, Daniel Shirley, tenor,and Chad Sloan, baritone.
Karen Cooksey joins LexPhil's conductor Scott Terrell to discuss Carmina Burana and the preparation leading to tonight's performance.