Master Chorale Performance at the 2011 TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio
The award-winning Master Chorale performed at the 2011 Texas Music Educators Clinic/Convention in San Antonio in February. Selected by blind audition, the chorale is the only South Texas choral group to sing at the association’s annual gathering which attracts more than 30,000 music enthusiasts and professionals from throughout the world.
“For it to be our sized university, it is truly exciting and it speaks to the talent that our students have in the Rio Grande Valley,” said Chorale Director Dianne Brumley. “It speaks to the dedication. It speaks to the support that we have received from the administration of this university and from the community.”
The chorale sang works in English, French, German, Latin and Spanish by composers including Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schutz and Ramon Noble. The group also performed “No. 10: Supreme Virtue” by Mark Adamo.
To view the program booklet that was produced for the concert by Camilla Montoya, Assistant Director in the Office of Creative Services follow this link.
The Master Chorale’s trip to San Antonio was covered in The Brownsville Herald and the Valley Morning Star. Writer Daniel Perry and photographer James Byard of the UTB/TSC Office of News and Information provided news releases and photos.
Master Chorale News Coverage:
Master Chorale Dazzles San Antonio Audience- Valley Morning Star 2-11-11
UTB-TSC Master Chorale takes tips from composer - Brownsville Herald 2-11-11
Master Chorale Performs Today at TMEA Event- Brownsville Herald 2-10-11
Master Chorale on Road to TMEA Venue- Brownsville Herald 2-9-11
V-Log UTB-TSC Master Chorale: Day 2- Brownsville Herald 2-9-11
UTB-TSC to Perform at State Music Assembly- Valley Morning Star 2-6-11
Master Chorale from UTB-TSC Earns Chance to Perform-Brownsville Herald 2-5-11
V-Log UTB-TSC Master Chorale: Day 1-Brownsville Herald 2-5-11
Go to our Flickr site to see a photo gallery of the master chorale's trip.
David Gamradt, producer, Office of News and Information, produced short videos of the trip.
To view the videos follow the day links.
- Day 1: The campus of Del Mar College in Corpus Christi was one stop on the road to San Antonio.The chorale had a rare morning performance as they held a recruitment concert in the college’s 1,700-seat Richardson Performance Hall.
- Day 2: The Master Chorale arrives in San Antonio and performs a recruitment concert at Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School in northeast San Antonio.
- Day 3: New York City composer Mark Adamo visited the Master Chorale during their morning rehearsal where they practiced his piece “No. 10: Supreme Virtue.” The piece was part of the program the students performed at the convention.
- Day 3: The Master Chorale holds a final rehearsal before their concert and hear what students, family and friends had to say following their performance.