Saturday, April 28, 2018

Chamber Choir Concert


The Bridgewater State University Alumni Chamber Choir will present a special spring concert, “Once Upon Our Time,” at the Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Square, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

Directed by Dr. Carol A. Nicholeris, professor of music at BSU, the concert marks her retirement from the position of music director of the choir, which she has held since 2000. For her final concert repertoire, Dr. Nicholeris has chosen a selection of her favorite pieces that the choir has performed under her direction over the past 18 years, which will be accompanied by piano, percussion, flute, and washtub bass.
A presentation to honor Dr. Nicholeris and a reception will follow the concert. Tickets, $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students, will be available at the door.
Dr. Nicholeris, a resident of Rockland, focused her music education specialties and doctoral research interests in the areas of music education philosophy, brain research, curriculum design and music education methodologies. She joined the Department of Music faculty of Bridgewater State University in 1988, with specialties in music composition and general studies. In 1997, Dr. Nicholeris was inducted as a lifetime member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society of professional musicians, for her work in music education.
As a composer, Dr. Nicholeris has written for both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Upon request she composed two new songs for Bridgewater State University: “The Alumni Anthem,” which is the school’s new alma mater, and “Go Bears!,” the new fight song for the Athletic Department.
Her works have been performed by organizations such as the Greater Boston Youth Symphony, the Boston University Women’s Chorus, the Music Festival Chorus of Charlotte, NC, the Westfield State College Choir, the Bridgewater State University Chamber Choir, as well as other choruses throughout the United States and overseas.
Dr. Nicholeris’ works are published through E. C. Schirmer Music Publishers of Boston. She is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, and the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Nicholeris has an extensive background as a conductor of choral music and has directed church choirs, community choruses, and public-school choruses.
The BSU Alumni Chamber Choir is a non-profit chorale organization composed of volunteer BSU alumni and members of the community. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Jacob Liberles, professor emeritus of the university’s music department, the Alumni Choir performs a spring concert and winter concert each year, and at various university and area community venues across the region.
For further information, contact Arthur Sharpe, President BSUACC, 1.781.888.4490 and carptec2@aol.com or visit www.facebook.com/BSUACC.

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