January 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served.
A Cappella Singers
A Cappella Singers is the premier choral ensemble at Lipscomb University. Comprised of forty members from various degree programs across campus, the group performs a wide selection of musical genres and styles each year. Recent choral/orchestral performances have included Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Faure’s Requiem, and Gloria settings by Vivaldi and Monteverdi.
Convention and juried performances by the A Cappella Singers have included The Ascending Voice, An International Symposium of Sacred A Cappella Music; the Southern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association; State Conference of the Tennessee Music Educators Association; and Florence International Music Festival in Florence, Italy.
Gary P. Wilson, D.M.A., divides his professional time between the roles of conductor, scholar, and educator. His responsibilities as Director of Choral Activities include conducting the A Cappella Singers and Chamber Singers, directing the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and overseeing the choral/vocal program. Choirs under his leadership have performed at regional and state music conferences, in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and in venues throughout the United States and Europe. He is a frequent conductor and clinician for honor choirs and festival choirs, and conducted the Arkansas All State Choir in 2007.
Dr. Wilson holds undergraduate and masters degrees from Harding University and Baylor University, and is the first recipient of the doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research on the choral music of American composer Edward MacDowell was published by Mellen Press in 2004, and was nominated for the American Choral Directors Association Julius Hereford award for outstanding doctoral dissertation in 2005.