Cumberland Valley School of Music presents 29th Annual Gala Showcase Concert

By October 1, 2018November 2nd, 2018Announcements


Cumberland Valley School of Music is pleased to present its 29th Gala Showcase concert program “More Than Four: Celebrating Musical Seasons” at the Thomson Alumnae Chapel on the Wilson College Campus at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 4th.

CVSM Program Manager Heather McEndree became intrigued with the notion that music can represent the seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.) and the seasons of life (birth, adulthood, etc.) both literally and figuratively. This performance features music from all genres and time periods, with a special focus on the music of Leonard Bernstein, celebrating his 100th birthday in 2018.

“It is such a joy to work with our faculty members, students and musical friends to put together a showcase concert,” said Paula Hepfer, CVSM’s Executive Director. “We have an immensely talented group of people who perform a variety of genres brilliantly. It is invigorating!”

The concert opens with Bernstein’s A Simple Song from “Mass” featuring tenor Corey Evan Rotz and organist Bob Eyer. Rotz will also direct a community choir in a West Side Story Medley which includes Tonight, I Feel Pretty. Maria, America, One Hand One Heart, and Somewhere.

Additional performances include:

  • Michael Cameron, cello, performing Max Burch’s “Kol Nidrei” accompanied by Julia Emig
  • Deb Stotelmyer, violin, Brian Helman, piano, and Michael Cameron, cello, performing a movement from Piano Trio by Leonard Bernstein
  • Mark Miller, guitar, and Heather McEndree, flute, performing duets
  • Autumn Turner, voice, and Corbin Turner accompanied by Valerie Merriman, piano, and Deb Stotelmyer, violin, performing Rewrite the Stars from “The Greatest Showman”
  • Elisabeth Turchi, voice, and Paul Grane, clarinet, performing Schubert’s The Springtime will come from “The Shepherd on the Rock”
  • Tresa Day, guitar & voice, performing a Carole King medley
  • Joel Newman and MIchael Quinlivan, and friends performing a medley of guitar ensemble songs
  • Paula Hepfer, voice, performing a parody of Weber’s Memory from “Cats”
  • Performances by the CVSM first place Merit Award recipients: Elizabeth Hill, voice, Zakary Reynolds, piano, and Grace Hong, violin

Anyone interested in joining the community choir is asked to contact Heather McEndree at the school by email or by telephone, (717) 261-1220, ext. 5. She asks that interested vocalists sign up no later than Monday, October 15. Rehearsal details will be made available to choir members.

Tickets can be purchased by calling CVSM at (717) 261-1220 or online. Patron tickets (preferred seating and program mention) are $30; General admission tickets are $15 and Student tickets for grades K through 12 are $5. CVSM students and faculty are free.