In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Known for his compelling musicianship and leadership, Mark Singleton has become one of New England's most sought-after conductors. He serves as director of music at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford and as artistic director of voice and choirmaster of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus.
Singleton holds an undergraduate degree in cello performance and church music from William Jewell College and a master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of Connecticut. He has pursued additional conducting studies at the Robert Shaw Festival, the Dennis Keene Choral Festival and the Conductors Institute of South Carolina. His principal conducting teachers include Peter Bagley, Charles Bruffy and Phillip C. Posey.
Singleton has served as guest clinician, teacher and conductor for festivals and workshops throughout the United States, China, Europe and Africa. He has prepared choruses and served as guest conductor for many orchestras, including the National Symphony of China, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Liberty Symphony Orchestra, Arcadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.
Singleton's teacher and mentor Dr. Peter Bagley has described him as an "exceptional talent." American composer Morten Lauridsen described his work as "exemplifying choral performance at its finest."
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Review: Composer and 2007 National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen plays piano on this CD and proclaims the album a "superb recording of my choral music and art songs . . . all brilliantly performed by Voce and the Voce Chamber Artists."
Songlist: Nocturnes: Sa Nuit d'âte, Nocturnes: Soneto de la Noche, Nocturnes: Sure On This Shining Nigh, Nocturnes: Epilogue: Voici le soir, Cuatro Canciones: Noche, Cuatro Canciones: Despedida, Madrigali: Six 'Firesongs', When Frost Moves Fast, A Child Lay Down, And What of Love, Chanson âloignee, Be Still, My Soul, Be Still, Lux Aeterna: Agnus Dei, Canticle - O Vos Omnes, O Magnum Mysterium, Les Chansons des Roses: Dirait-on, Les Chansons des Roses: Contre Qui, Rose
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