Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble and Princeton Girlchoir, “Mary’s Lullaby”
December 16 @ 6:30 pm
The Christmas story is one we all know well. With all the angels singing and shepherds keeping, we often fail to consider the new mother of our King of Kings: placing her first-born son into a feed trough in a stable far from home. Mary’s Lullaby examines the Christmas story from an angle that honors and celebrates the Divine Mother, and includes Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble Christmas classics, new and old, featuring works by Britten, Rutter, Scriven, Finzi, and Clements.
Chaequan Anderson is a tenor, keyboardist, conductor, and teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Kodàly training from Westminster Choir College where he studied choral arts, performance, conducting, and music education. While at Westminster, Chaequan was a member of the Westminster Choir. In addition, Chaequan has performed with several choral ensembles in the area, including the Philadelphia Orchestra Symphonic Choir, Princeton Pro Musica, and VOICES Chorale of Hopewell. As a conductor and educator, Chaequan has held positions with Princeton Girlchoir, Westminster Conservatory, Christina Seix Academy, and Trenton Children’s Chorus from 2013-2016 before returning for the 18/19 season. Professional organizations include ACDA, NAFME, and OAKE. Currently Chaequan is Director of Middle School Choirs at Montclair Kimberley Academy, Chorale Director at the Trenton Children’s Chorus, and teaches Musicianship classes at the Westrick Music Academy, home of the Princeton Girlchoir and Boychoir.
Lynnel Joy Jenkins is Artistic Director of the Princeton Girlchoir and choral teacher at the Timberlane Middle School of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in Pennington, New Jersey. Dr. Jenkins’ varied conducting and teaching experience ranges from the elementary to collegiate level. Previous to these appointments, she served as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Conductor of the Resident Training Choir at the American Boychoir in Princeton, New Jersey. She has also served as Associate Music Director of the Temple University Children’s Choir in Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division and music specialist at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Jenkins is a choral music educator of international stature, having lectured and conducted in China, Hong Kong, Iceland, and South Africa. She has conducted honor choruses for one national, three divisional and several state conferences for the American Choral Directors Association, two national conferences for the Organization for American Kodály Teachers, numerous all-state choruses and choral festivals, and presented interest sessions and reading sessions for these professional music associations.
She has developed and implemented choral programs inspired by the pedagogy and philosophy of Kodály. Her approach to choral pedagogy is shared in a chapter she wrote for the “School Choral Program: Philosophy, Planning, Organizing, and Teaching” published by GIA. Jenkins has served on the teaching staff for Kodály Certification Programs at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
Jenkins was inducted into the Music Education Alumni Hall of Fame and presented the Alumni Merit Award by Westminster Choir College for her contributions to the field of music education. She earned degrees from Westminster Choir College of Rider University (B.M.), Temple University (M.M.) and University of Arizona (D.M.A.), and at the first two institutions was awarded the Elaine Brown Conducting Award. She holds a certificate in Kodály pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and level two Orff-Schulwerk certification.
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