UW Sings

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  • UW Choir Singers
    Choral singers participate in the combined university choirs and symphony performance of Mahler's Second.

The University Singers, Treble Choir, and Glee Club present their popular year-end concert.

UNIVERSITY SINGERS
Lígia Pucci, Joslyn Thomas, and Richard Carrick, Conductors
Beth G. Tankersley, Piano

How Can I Keep From Singing ......................Robert Lowry (1826-1899) arr. Michael Burkhardt

Loch Lomond ..........................................Scottish Folk Song arr. Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid

Cohors Generosa ...................... Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

The Lake Isle of Innisfree ..................... David L. Brunner (b. 1953)

Younger Generation ................................... Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Soprano
Zainab Alhassani
Anna Batra
Darin Gad
Sarah Hu
Brooke Lillie
Jiraporn Ratanpapat
Amanda Schrenk
RyAnn Warner
Alto
Cassidy Barrows
Sharon Branson
Pemika Chanchamcharat
Grace Lee
Yijing Liu
Brynn Miller
Dunya Saghir
Yutong Song
Luna Zhengyuan Wang
Jiayi Wang
Tenor
Weibang Du
Sam Prestrud
Bass
Avery Badger
Hugo Baldner
Michael Mulholland

COLLEGIATE TREBLE CHOIR
Ben Luedcke and Tiffany Walker, Conductors
Beth G. Tankersley, Piano

Riversong ..................................................................................................................... Andy Beck
Erin Broatch, Diana Lei, Chrissi Nhan, Sarah Oslund, Natalie Pilla, & Hannah Thomas, small group

Call of the Flowers ............................................................................. Léo Delibes (1836-1891)

Duet from Lakmé ed. Ronald A. Nelson
Heart, We Will Forget Him! .................................................................. Laura Farnell (b. 1975)
Pur ti miro ............................................................................. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Duet from L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Make Them Hear You .................................................................... Stephen Flaherty (b. 1960)
From Ragtime arr. Mark Hayes

Soprano 1
Serena Allendorfer
Anna Batra
Sophie Karlin
Diana Lei
Elizabeth Mayans
Lucy Ross
Inna Tsygankova
Colby Van Dyk

Soprano 2
Linni Cai
Alexis DeBrock
Shyn Hong
Lu Li
Sasha Mayer
Natalie Pilla
Dolla Toomeh
Sadi Waters
Stella Zhang

Alto
Alicia Beck
Erin Broatch
Sofia Chen
Anuradha Chintalapudi
Nuoyi Du
Carley Fredrickson
Joanna Huang
Chrissi Nhan
Sarah Oslund
Ramya Ravichandran Asha
Hannah Thomas
Cassie Wang

GLEE CLUB
Alonso Brizuela, Anna Frisch, and Simon Hill, Conductors
Beth G. Tankersley, Piano

Anna Frisch and Simon Hill, Choreography

In Praise of Music.............................................................................. Jens Rohwer (1914-1994)

Brothers Sing On ............................................................................. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Ehara ....................................................................................................... Brian Galante (b. 1974)

Homeward Bound .............................................................................. Carl Strommen (b. 1939)

Carry On My Wayward Son ....................................................................... arr. Roger Emerson

Sound of Silence ......................................................................................... arr. Roger Emerson

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life ............................................................. arr. Mac Huff

Francisco Godoy-Cortes, Simon Van Tudler, Alex Zhu,
Justin Ford, Drew Spencer, and Cameron Blecha, Soloists

Tenor 1
Cameron Blecha
Justin Ford
Hao Shen
Apichai Yavirach
Alex Zhu
Tenor 2
Wesley Garman
Thomas Koo
Tyler Vaughan
Even Whitcomb
Baritone
Ethan Arpin
Jacob Kishline
Kuan Lee
Andrew Sang
Simon Van Tudler
Bass
Joseph Cooper
Francisco Godoy-Cortes
Prachatorn Jaemjumroon
Robert Nikolaev
Drew Spencer

COMBINED CHOIRS

Collegiate Treble Choir, Glee Club, and University Singers

Imbakwa ........................................................................ Jim Papoulis

Wesley Garman, Soloist
Anna Frisch, conductor

Director Bio: 

Alonso Brizuela

Alonso Brizuela is pursuing an Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington. Since his graduation from Pacific Lutheran University in 2014 (BME), Alonso taught choir and guitar for two years at Ridgeline Middle School in Yelm, WA, and is currently in his second year conducting the Men’s Choir with Tacoma Youth Chorus in Tacoma, WA.

Mr. Brizuela is an active member of the choral community in the Tacoma area singing in PLU’s Choral Union, and a member of local ACDA, WMEA, and NAfME chapters.

Richard Carrick, choral conducting

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Richard Carrick is a conductor, singer, and educator. He is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington where he studies with Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers. Richard completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. At Cal Poly, Richard studied conducting with Dr. Tom Davies and Voice from Jackie Bauer Kreitzer. During his time in San Luis Obispo he worked with the Central Coast Childrens Choir as the Apprentice Choir director and assistant director to the Boys Chorus. He also conducted the choirs at the Community Church of Atascadero. Richard Continued his education at the University of Oregon where he earned a M.M. in Choral Conducting under the direction of Dr. Sharon Paul. While at the University of Oregon, Richard continued to study voice with Eric Mentzel. Following his time in Oregon, Richard returned to his home town and worked with the San Francisco Boys Chorus as the Director of the Apprentice Choirs and served on the educational outreach team.

From 2012 until 2018 Richard lived in the Twin Cities and served as the Artistic Director of the South Metro Chorale and Artistic Director of Calliope Women's Chorus. He also served as Assistant Conductor of the Oratorio Society of Minnesota under the direction of Dr. Matthew Mehaffey. As a church musician, Richard served as Music Director at Hamline Church in St. Paul as well as Music Director at Glendale United Methodist Church. Richard taught music at Burroughs Community School and Hope Academy in Minneapolis, and operated a thriving private voice studio. Richard has sung professionally with the Minnesota Chorale and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale, the Oregon Bach Festival, and professional chamber choirs including Magpies and Ravens, and IMPLS.

Anna Frisch

Anna Frisch is currently pursuing an MM in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington. She received her undergraduate degree and teaching certification in Music Education from Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Prior to her studies at University of Washington, Anna was the Director of Choral Activities at the Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale, Arizona. During her years at Notre Dame Preparatory, she established the school’s first concert choir and chorus ensembles. Her groups participated and were highly ranked in local and out of state Heritage Festivals and invitationals. Anna additionally served as the music director for Notre Dame Preparatory’s spring musicals.

Anna enjoys traveling, running, and eating delicious food prepared by others in her free time.

Ben Luedcke

This last academic year, Ben Luedcke was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Monmouth College where he conducted the Monmouth Chorale and Chamber Choir, and taught music theory and voice.  Ben has also served as faculty at Grinnell College, where he conducted both the Grinnell Singers and the Grinnell Oratorio Society, and taught an introduction to music theory and voice.  Ben is currently the director of Voces Aestatis, a Wisconsin-based professional choir that specializes in the a cappella repertoire of the sixteenth century.  Additionally, he is the founder and artistic director of Madison Summer Choir, a large chorus that performs choral orchestral works each summer. 

Ben completed his Master of Arts in choral conducting at the University of Iowa and begins his Doctor of Musical Arts this fall at University of Washington.  For five years Ben was the founder and conductor of UW Men’s Choir at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is excited to have the opportunity to be one of the conductors of the UW Men’s Glee.

Lígia Pucci

Lígia Pucci is  from São Paulo, Brazil. She began her music studies at the São Paulo State Conservatory under the tutelage of Daniel Matos. Ms. Pucci is a recent graduate Teaching Fellow with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where she studied in-depth pedagogy with Dr. Samuel Holland, and Dr. Catherine Lysinger, and piano performance with Dr. Lysinger.

Ms. Pucci has participated in numerous masterclasses and festivals, the most recent ones being Brancaleoni Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy, Houston International Piano Festival, Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina, among others.

As a conductor, Ms. Pucci has participated in masterclasses, with James Jordan, Bruce Chamberlain, and Elizabeth Schauer. Ms. Pucci served as the Assistant Conductor for the Florida Gulf Coast University Choirs,  Music Director at the Estero United Methodist Church, and Assistant Music Director at Lamb of God Lutheran-Episcopal Church, Music Director at the Florida Repertory Theatre, where she directed music for three consecutive seasons.

Lígia is highly passionate about performing as well as teaching, and believes firmly that every great teacher should be a good performer. In addition to extensive teaching experience, Ms. Pucci’s collaborative experience is extensive, and her most recent projects include the performance of new works with Duo Scordatura, Syzygy (contemporary music ensemble at SMU). She is currently pursuing a degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington in Seattle.

If Ms. Pucci is not teaching, practicing or at school, you can find her learning new recipes, trying every coffeeshop in sight, and spending time with her loved ones.

Tiffany Walker

Tiffany Walker is a choral conductor from Chino Hills, California.  She is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington.  She completed a Master of Arts in Teaching and single-subject credential in K-12 music at the University of Southern California.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, Berkeley.  Tiffany taught private voice lessons, was an assistant choral director at Ruben S. Ayala High School, and taught as a high school choral director at San Clemente High School and Ruben S. Ayala High School.  

Joslyn Thomas, choral conducting
Joslyn Thomas is an educator, conductor and soprano from Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, earning a B.M. degree in Music Education. During her time at Westminster, she performed, toured and recorded five CD's with the Westminster Williamson Voices, Kantorei and Symphonic Choir under James Jordan, Amanda Quist and Joe Miller. She had the privilege of singing under the batons of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alan Gilbert, Charles Dutoit, Pablo Heras-Casado with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with the Westminster Symphonic Choir. As a member of the Westminster Williamson Voices, Joslyn had the opportunity to spend three summers at the University of Oxford as a member of the choir-in-residence for the Choral Institute at Oxford. Currently, Joslyn is a M.M. in Choral Conducting student at the University of Washington where she studies with Geoffrey Boers and Giselle Wyers, and serves as a co-director of the Collegiate Treble Choir. Along with her work conducting the Brio division of the Seattle Children's Chorus, she serves as a vocal mentor at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral. When she’s not in the Seattle area, she can be heard singing with The Same Stream, a professional choir based in Philadelphia, conducted by James Jordan.