Congratulations to Amanda Densmoor and Collin Power on their joint Junior Recital this past Monday! It was a beautiful night of Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Schumann, and more, culminating in a duet from Mozart's The Magic Flute. In the slideshow can be found a picture of four Lux members (Amanda, Collin, Robby Napoli and Austin Nikirk) together after the recital.
Congratulations are in order for soprano Austin Nikirk, who has recently been accepted into the Kolbe Scholars Program at Gettysburg College! This summer, she will be conducting research on the art song of American composer Amy Beach with Dr. William O'Hara of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, culminating in a lecture-recital in the Spring of 2019.
Alto Anya Trudeau had the opportunity last weekend to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York with the National Youth Choir, under the direction of Greg Gilpin. After winning the Festival Disney choral competition in Orlando, Florida, St. John's High School's choir was invited to join the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall. Anya said it was a beautiful venue and a great opportunity to distract from daily life to simply focus on music. In the picture below, Anya poses with friends in the seats of the hall in which they performed.
Yesterday marked the end of the Gettysburg College Choir's domestic tour, which marked the premiere of director Robby Napoli's newest piece, Lux Aeterna. Their last concert was at St. Jerome's Catholic Church - familiar grounds for the Lux members, past and present, in the Gettysburg College Choir. Among the audience were quite a few founding members of Lux, who were very excited to see each other again, and even sing a piece or two together after the concert.
Left to right: Nicole Densmoor, Abigail Winston, Robby Napoli, Austin Nikirk, Eby Buscher, John Mullan, Rick Hale, Tommy Rust, Ciaran Cain, and John-Paul Teti
We've got some very exciting news today: The Gettysburg College Choir (which includes four Lux singers: Eby Buscher, Nicole Densmoor, Robby Napoli, and Austin Nikirk) is going on tour in the D.C. area! On top of that, Lux director Robby Napoli will be premiering his Lux Aeterna, written in memory of Zach Misleh, who we sang in memory of in last Summer's concert. Both concerts are benefits for charity organizations, so join us for some great music and a wonderful cause. Concert details below!