Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Thanks, Virginia

Thanks for stopping by today, Glee Club from the University of Virginia.

I enjoyed hearing this group sing--the concert was very enjoyable. I especially enjoyed meeting the groups director, Mr. Frank Albinder. We had a chance to talk before their concert at South Highland and he has quite a resume:
Frank Albinder became the Music Director of the Washington Men's Camerata in the fall of 1999. He came to Washington, DC from San Francisco, where he spent eleven years as as singer in and the Associate Conductor of the a cappella vocal ensemble Chanticleer. He appears on 17 of the group's recordings, including Wondrous Love, which was recorded under his direction, and the Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love, for which he chose the repertoire and designed the concept. From 1984-88, Mr. Albinder was Director of Choral Activities at Davidson College in North Carolina, and he has conducted and sung in numerous festivals in the United States and abroad. He holds a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and master's degrees in both vocal performance and choral conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Albinder also serves as Music Director of the Woodley Ensemble, an 18-voice professional, mixed chamber choir in Washington, DC and is Music Director designate of the University of Virginia Glee Club (the men's chorus of the University of Virginia).
Best of luck to you in the rest of your tour. Thanks for a beautiful "Ave Maria" by Biebel.

4 comments:

Charles said...

i'm so jealous, that ave maria is absolutely stunning, elementary methods was riveting as well though

Sam said...

You should have heard them sing it in person. It was their best piece. The semi-chorus was heaven to listen to. It's a gorgeous piece. We should do it.

Sam said...

In our voice part arrangement that is....

Jonah said...

Our stop in Birmingham, especially visiting with the UAB choir, was one of the highlights of the Tour! Thanks again for your support.