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Transylvania University Choir Tour
Travel Dates: May 11-May 21
Instructors: Gary L. Anderson, Loren C Tice
Number of Students Enrolled: tba
Location: Russia, Finland, Estonia, Sweden

Repertoire

Salmo 150 (Brazil) Ernani Aguiar
O Nata Lux Morten Lauridsen
Bogoroditse Devo (Russia) Sergei Rachmaninoff
Rytmus (Hungary) Ivan Hrusovsky
Water Night Eric Whitacre
Anthem (Sweden) Eskil Hemberg
Thou Who Art over Us (Sweden) Eskil Hemberg
Ye Shall Have a Song Randall Thompson
Shenandoah arr. Howard Helvey
Amazing Grace arr. John Jacob Niles
Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal arr. Alice Parker
Sulle Mulle (Estonia) Alo Ritsing
Meeste Laul (Estonia) Veljo Tormis
Zoriu byut (Russia) Georgy Sviridov
Vanha virsi Taalainmaan karjamajoilta (Finland) arr. Tapani Lansio
Som Stjarnorna Pa Himmelen (Sweden) arr. Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Plenty Good Room Kirby Shaw
Dide ta Deo (Nigeria) arr. Uzee Brown, Jr.
Precious Lord arr. Arnold Sevier
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel arr. Carl Hayward

The Conductor

G. L. AndersonGary L. Anderson is professor of music at Transylvania University, where he is a Bingham Fellow for Excellence in Teaching. He holds degrees in music education from Millikin University and the Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Illinois. He has conducted the Transylvania Choir on concert tours in more than half of the continental United States, in eight European countries, and at national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the Kentucky Music Educators Association, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He prepared the Transylvania Choir for a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in G. L. AndersonAvery Fisher Hall in New York and recently conducted the choir, soloists, and orchestra in a performance of the Mozart Requiem.

During a 2000 sabbatical leave, Anderson studied in Stockholm with conductors Eric Ericson and Anders Eby and in score study with Eskil Hemberg and Gary Graden. He is a past participant in the Vienna Council Choral Symposium. Anderson's articles “The Need for a Choral Transfusion” and “The Swedish Sound” are published in The Choral Journal. His article entitled “The Swedish Choral Culture: Observations by an American Choral Conductor” appeared in the January 2002 issue of the International Choral Bulletin and in the April 2002 issue of Korsang, the Swedish Choral Bulletin.Choir

Anderson is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, for which he was president of the Kentucky Chapter for two terms and from which he received the Robert Barr Award for excellence in the choral art and support for the profession. He is a past president of the Kentucky Association of College Music Departments and holds memberships in the International Federation for Choral Music, Music Educators National Conference, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. He has served on the boards of the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council and the Youth Music Society of Central Kentucky. He is conductor and music director of the Lexington Chamber Chorale, an area professional chamber choir.

Schedule of Topics and Events

May 11 Sun Depart Lexington We begin our adventure in travel, as we board the giant jet for our flight to St. Petersburg, Russia.
May 12 M Arrival St. Petersburg Dinner and overnight in St. Petersburg.
May 13 T St. Petersburg City sightseeing tour.
May 14 W St. Petersburg River cruise to Peterhof.
May 15 Th St. Petersburg / Helsinki Train to Helsinki.
May 16 F Helsinki Tour of Helsinki. Performance.
May 17 Sat Helsinki / Tallinn Shopping, visit to the new Museum of Contemporary Art.
Performance in Tallinn.
May 18 Sun Tallinn / Stockholm Overnight sail to Stockholm.
May 19 M Stockholm City tour.
May 20 T Stockholm Performance. Overnight in Stockholm.
May 21 W Stockholm / Lexington Flight to Lexington.