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Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble, “A Summer Night on the Water”
June 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Through the changing of seasons, we know one thing to be true, that we are desperate to feel the weight of hot, humid air. The cool touch of ocean spray. The smell of a coming storm.
Join the Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble (www.glassbrookvocal.org) as it presents a captivating program featuring works by Delius, Barber, Bennett-Thomas, Elder, and Matthews, “A Summer Night on the Water” captures the ineffable moments of summer that define an unspoken, but nearly universally understood sense of rhythm as our relationship to the world around us changes through the year.
The Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble is a professional choir based in Ewing, NJ seeking to enrich the lives of those in diverse communities by supplying the highest caliber of choral music-making. Glassbrook presents captivating concert experiences through collaboration with local musicians, arts organizations, and venues. The choir balances traditional choral music with premieres of new compositions to create varied programs for modern audiences.
The choir is composed of the area’s greatest educators, performers, and artists, both talented and dedicated professionals.
Chaequan Anderson, Co-founder & Artistic Director, is an American tenor, keyboardist, conductor, and teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University where he studied the choral arts, vocal performance, conducting, and music education. With the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Philadelphia Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He also sang Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony No. 2 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. With the Westminster Choir, Chaequan performed in one of the first fully staged performances of John Adam’s El Niño at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. Chaequan made his professional solo debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem Mass with the VOICES Chorale of Hopewell.
As a teacher and conductor, Chaequan has held positions with Princeton Girlchoir (PGC), Trenton Children’s Chorus (TCC), and Christina Seix Academy. Chaequan was also the Choirmaster for the Rho Kappa Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity (PMA), America’s largest male music fraternity. Currently, Chaequan serves as Organist at Neshanic United Methodist Church and Director of Middle School Choirs at Montclair Kimberley Academy.
Emily Vite, Co-Founder & Assistant Director, is a teacher, conductor, composer, and pianist. She received her Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. During her time at St. Olaf, she served as the alto section leader for the prestigious St. Olaf Choir, participating in two domestic tours as well as an international tour to Norway in celebration of the 100th year of the founding of the ensemble. She is featured in several of the choir’s PBS productions, including the Emmy award-winning “Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir”.
As a teacher and conductor, Emily has served as the Assistant Conductor for the VOICES Chorale of Hopewell and as Concert Manager and Readiness Choir Director for the Trenton Children’s Chorus. She is currently the director of the “Joyful Noise” choir at Nassau Presbyterian Church and is active collaborative pianist and piano teacher throughout the area, including for the Chapin School in Princeton.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing email@example.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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