VocaLibre Holiday Concert
Texas State Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall
December 8, 2018
December 9, 2018
Director of Choirs at Yelm High School, Washington, Tim Henderson has established himself as one of the most distinct music educators in the nation. As a teacher he has won accolades in both vocal jazz and classical choir. The award winning choir at Yelm High School is one of the leading programs in the state of Washington.
Derrick Brookins has professionally served students and parents in Texas choral music education since 1996. He is a highly sought after choral clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. Choirs under Mr. Brookins’s direction consistently receive Sweepstakes at UIL contest, have been named “Best in Class” at several choral festivals throughout the U.S., and have been invited to perform at several state and national conferences.
The music of American composer Gwyneth Walker is beloved by performers and audiences alike for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama, and humor. Dr. Walker is a graduate of Brown University and the Hartt School, University of Hartford. A former faculty member of the Oberlin College Conservatory, she now pursues a full-time career as a composer. Walker's catalog includes over 300 commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus and solo voice.
Jocelyn Hagen composes music that has been described as "simply magical" (Fanfare Magazine) and "dramatic and deeply moving" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul. Commissions include Conspirare, The Minnesota Orchestra, Cantus and the Houston Chamber Choir. She is currently an artist-in-residence at North Dakota State University. Her music has been performed all over the world including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City.
Ralph Allwood MBE, DMus was Director of Music at Eton College, England for 26 years. He is the Director of the Eton Choral Courses and is artistic director for The Rodolfus Choir, Inner Voices, Director of Chapel Music at Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge. Ralph is Choral Advisor to Novello Music Publishing and Trinity College, Oxford.