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A GRAND NIGHT FOR

SINGING

The 2016-2017 Hill Concert Series is sponsored by Meijer Corporation

CAROLINE HELTON & DAVID DANIELS, Hosts JERRY BLACKSTONE, Artistic Director Saturday, September 24, 2016 Hill Auditorium 8:00 PM

THe use of all cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all cell phones and pagers or set ringers to silent mode. www.music.umich.edu


A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Xhosa traditional folk song

Kwangena thina bo Men’s Glee Club Eugene Rogers, conductor

Franz Schubert

Fischerweise

(1797–1828) Isabel Signoret, mezzo-soprano Nicholas Roehler, piano

Stephan Carlson

Kyrie 

(b. 1990)

Women’s Glee Club Julie Skadsem, conductor

“Madrigal” from Roméo et Juliette, Act I

Charles Gounod

(1818–1893) Janel Speelman, Juliette Thomas Cilluffo, Roméo Rafael Gordillo Maza, piano

Sandra Milliken

Jubilate 

(b. 1961)

Women’s Glee Club Julie Skadsem, conductor

“Trio and Quartet” from Roméo et Juliette, Act III

Charles Gounod

Kara Mulder, Juliette Olivia Johnson, Gertrude Darius Gillard, Roméo David Weigel, Friar Lawrence César Cañón, piano

Morten Lauridsen

Sure on this shining night 

(b. 1943)

Men’s Glee Club Eugene Rogers, conductor John Boonenberg, piano


Benj Pasek (b. 1985) (words) & Justin Paul (b. 1985) (music)

Amazing Blue 

AnnEliza Canning-Skinner, Kyle McClelland, Carly Snyder & Tom Sweeney, vocals Tyler Driskill, piano Musical Theatre Department Catherine A. Walker, director

Intermission

Jake Runestad

Alleluia 

(b. 1986)

University Choir Eugene Rogers, conductor

Robert Schumann

Der Hidalgo

(1810–1856) Michael Floriano, baritone César Cañón, piano

Bradley Ellingboe

Be music, night 

(b. 1958)

Chamber Choir Jerry Blackstone, conductor

“Fire” from Afro-American Fragments 

William Averitt (b. 1948)

Orpheus Singers Adrianna Tam, conductor Samantha Beresford & Scott VanOrnum, piano

Iman Habibi

Rose of Midnight 

(b. 1985)

Chamber Choir Jerry Blackstone, conductor


Randall Thompson

The Road Not Taken

(1899–1984) University Choir Eugene Rogers, conductor Samantha Beresford, piano

“Bogoroditse Devo” from All-Night Vigil Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) Chamber Choir Jerry Blackstone, conductor

It’s A Grand Night for Singing  

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) (words) & Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) (music) arr. Jerry Rubino

Combined Singers Jerry Blackstone, conductor Samantha Beresford & Scott VanOrnum, piano

THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO SING ALONG It’s a grand night for singing! The moon is flying high, And somewhere a bird who is bound he’ll be heard, Is throwing his heart at the sky. It’s a grand night for singing! The stars are bright above, The earth is aglow and to add to the show, I think I am falling in love.


IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING The first Grand Night for Singing was held in October of 2010. It’s impossible to imagine that tonight is our SEVENTH such event!  Nearly all of the students who sang in the first one are now graduates of the University of Michigan, and the tradition continues this evening with a magnificent crew of brilliant singers on the Hill Auditorium stage.   Presenting this concert very early in the school year has it challenges and joys.  The performers tonight have the opportunity to hear each other sing and act.  We are often unable to attend each others’ performances, yet tonight we are all in it together, cheering each other on knowing how fresh these pieces still are.   I look forward to hearing you sing with us at the end of tonight’s concert. We are a singing community, and I am so happy that you are here to experience this GRAND NIGHT with us! Breathe deeply! Sing from your hearts! Jerry Blackstone, artistic director Director of Choirs

THANK YOU TO OUR SEASON SPONSORS!

2016-2017 Hill Concert Series Sponsor


PRODUCTION STAFF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ENSEMBLE OPERATIONS Paul Feeny

LIGHTING Gregory Mazure

PRODUCER Emily Avers

BACKSTAGE OPERATIONS MANAGER Dane Racicot

COORDINATOR & ASSISTANT PRODUCER Anna Darnell

PERFORMANCE HALL MANAGER Dianne Widzinski

STAGE MANAGER Daniel Kitzman

PROGRAMS Tom Erickson

SOUND ENGINEER Roger Arnett

PUBLICITY Brandon Monzon

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CHAMBER CHOIR Jerry Blackstone, Director of Choirs SOPRANO Jackie Cano Mahari Conston Paige Graham Meredith Kelly Suzanna Mathews Thianna Nissen Jie Ren Megan Smania Karina Stribley Madeline Thibault ALTO Micaela Aldridge Emma Azelborn Eliana Barwinski Tori Darnell Helen Hass Kayleigh Jardine Andrew Lipian Rikki Morrow-Spitzer Adriana Tam Rehanna Thelwell Margaret Tigue

TENOR Paolo Debuque Marty Gray Camron Gray Daniel Iammatteo Shohei Kobayashi Josh Lovell Austin Terris Matthew Whitehead Christopher Wolf BASS Tal Benatar Zachary Crowle Benton Degroot Matthew Fleisher Michael Floriano Jabarie Glass Tanner Hoertz Yongmin Kim Jotaro Nakano Niklas Tamm PERSONNEL Daniel Iammatteo


UNIVERSITY CHOIR Eugene Rogers, Associate Director of Choirs SOPRANO Taylor Adams Maya Ballester Alexandra Brassard Summer Brogren Linda Marie Burns Ann Marie Calvaneso Hailey Cohen Emily Cotton Julia Fanzeres Madeleine Gotschlich Aurora Haziri Kayla Hill Sarah Jordan Natalya Matskevych Madison Miller Catherine Moss Kara Mulder Tyra Overby Kristine Overman Rasika Raghavan Claire Seymour Janel Speelman Isabel Springer Adina Triolo Maitri White Blair Whiteside

ALTO Sofie Aaron Rachel Barg Sandra Bracey Lisa Brown Shelby Christian Emily Davidson Ally Dellgren Elise Eden Rachel Epperly Katie Fellman Julia Fertel Victoria Frangedakis Amber Galvano Adellyn Geenen Olivia Johnson Minji Kim Deirdre McKeever Rachel Metzger Madison Montambault Kelsey Murphy Emillia Parks Karalyn Schubring Jaime Sharp Jennifer Shin Isabel Signoret Ellen Sirower Rong Sui Hayley Tibbenham Elise Vikari Theresa Walle Audrey Wolfe Jane Ye Helena Zeng Zi An Zhou

TENOR Jahbreil Campbell Patrick Flynn Zion Jackson Aldon Knolls Dylan LaCroix Theron Masters Brian Newlon Jim Renfer Josh Shourds Jamaal Stewart Christopher Tang BASS Giovanni Bellegarde Andrew Burgmayer Kurt Clare Michael Deep Walker Durell Matthew Durham Lincoln Herring Joseph Johnson Jarrison Kane Krit Kosoltrakul George Marshall William Nederlander Edward Nunoo Nicholas Rathgeb Andrew Schafer Kevin A. Starnes DaShawn Williams Charlie Yokom Chan Yu Hin Bryan PERSONNEL Aldon Knolls Isabel Signoret


ORPHEUS SINGERS Jerry Blackstone, Music Director Graduate Student Conductors SOPRANO Hayley Boggs Hannah Clague Annie Griffin Eliabeth Grugin Suzanna Mathews Francesca Napolitano ALTO Ariana Corbin Katrina Fasulo Adrianna Tam Regina Tanujaya Laurie Ann Taylor Megan Wheeler

TENOR Paolo Debuque Wesley Fields Shohei Kobayashi William Sefton BASS Justin Burgess Jabarie Glass Julian Goods Douglas Hertz Samuel Kidd Yongmin Kim Daniel Zlatkin PERSONNEL Suzanna Mathews


MEN’S GLEE CLUB Eugene Rogers, Music Director TENOR I Stephen Amori Andrew Cohen Sounak Das George Davidson Wesley Fields Jasen Garborg Zion Jackson Jonathan Jan Adam Kahana Alex Martin Chris McClendon Alec Reznich David Schuberth Graham Sell Walter Stevenson III Jamaal Stewart Daniel Walden Stephen West Max Wu

TENOR II Sean Bacon Sutton Bradley Parker Burrows Kyle Butler Sebastian Capp Marshall Cherry Sawyer Denton Bryan Domanski Sam Drucker Teddy Gotfordson Brian Guo Adam Heins Michael Klettner Nicholas Kolenda Tommy Lammers Ricky Lomas Danny Luan Jonathan Miller Josh Miller Maks Muno Brian Newlon Grant Rossi David Scmidt Domenic Seipenko Joshua Shourds Clement Turner Jeff Walker Tommy Wong Anthony Zheng

BARITONE Cal Aldred Sean Anderson Bryce Bizer Ellis Begley Jacob Belardo Palmer Corbett Paul Giessner Jabari Glass Julian Goods Sam Groh Adam Horn Alec Josaitis Mark Lynch Ryan McDonald Arthur Mengozzi Jacob Meyers Tommy Moening Ryan Montgomery Socrates Papageorgiou Josh Partridge Ajilan Potter Tyler Read Andrew Schaefer Parker Schaub Frank Scola Dwight Seahorn Asher Strayhorn Karthik Srivatsan Tom Wilson Charles Yokom

For more information please visit www.ummgc.org

BASS II Jack Alcantara Samuel Cain Noah Caplan Alexander Cherry Chris Bert David Conzelmann Zachary Cox Fisher Diede Jacob Emery Daniel Gu Luum Habtemariam James Heinlein Alex Ingraham Adam Junn Joseph Kiessling Patrick Kiessling Ryan Lynch Corey Miles Owen Nakatini Niraj Patel Marcus Peterson Max Rotenburg Rex Sae Lim Phil Schultz Roger Tang Sam Ward Ryan Werner Alex Wilf William Yang


WOMEN’S GLEE CLUB Julie Skadsem, Music Director SOPRANO I Veronika Bayer Veronica Behrens Madeline Dickens Ellie Flom Marissa Frey Sarah Graham Mallory Grugin Macy Holmberg Armaity Minwalla Yen Jee Ooi Allison Redfern Lauren Taylor Sabrina Thompson Natalie Wysocki SOPRANO II Joy Boakye Julia Bublitz Tyree Cowell Erica Freeburg Maria Christina Hami Katherine Hunt Shannon Kenny Caitlin LaBo Mary Lund Ellie Miller Jessica Parent Olivia Preissle Rebecca Ratze Alexandria Shand Jessica Sirias Rebecca Strauss Madison Thiros Lauren Tischler Suzanne Wdowik Danielle Weitzman Coco Zhang

ALTO I Allison Burley Shannon Cahalan Anna Chewter Ella Deaton Julia Greenspan Cassidy Guros Eve Hillman Aliya Khan Madi Leidel Kelsey Murphy Jillian Nestor Anna Och Rachel Piper Abby Plummer Sara Ramaswamy Clara Tift Jenna Varcak ALTO II Courtney Beauchamp Ellen Cealey Ailiya Duan Katie Forche Kathleen Koomen Emily Marinan Kathryn Murphy Yuka Naya Jackie Odriscoll Katerina Polemis Maya Shankar Shannon Smith Elizabeth Woelmer Kathryn Zebus Xiaoya Zhu

For more information please visit www.umwgc.org


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UPCOMING VOCAL EVENTS THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Musical Theatre Department October 13–23, 2016 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

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ORPHEUS SINGERS

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium

SMTD@UMMA: CHAMBER CHOIR Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM University of Michigan Museum of Art

UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM Hill Auditorium

MEN’S GLEE CLUB

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM Hill Auditorium Tickets available at www.ummgc.org

GOUNOD’S ROMEO ET JULIETTE University Opera Theatre & University Symphony Orchestra November 10–13, 2016 Power Center

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A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Musical Theatre Department November 17-20, 2016 Arthur Miller Theatre

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WOMEN’S GLEE CLUB

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM Hill Auditorium Tickets available at www.umwgc.org

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & COMBINED CHOIRS Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM Hill Auditorium

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A Grand Night for Singing 2016  

Program for "A Grand Night for Singing" presented at Hill Auditorium on Sept. 24, 2016.