Chamber Singers to Perform “Ordinary-Extraordinary” with Guest Artist

Published on: February 08, 2012



Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Chamber Singers will perform “Ordinary-Extraordinary,” a concert showcasing the everyday moments that make our lives spectacular, on Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).
 
Joined by Misha Penton of Divergence Vocal Theater, the Chamber Singers will present an evening of contemporary music featuring settings of poetry in English by composers Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Irving Fine, Jake Heggie, Charles Ives, Roger Quilter, Ned Rorem, and Dominick DiOrio, director of choral activities and associate professor of music at LSC-Montgomery.
 
“We are so excited to welcome Penton to the college for this residency,” said DiOrio. “Her reputation as a mover-and-shaker in the Houston arts community is without question. She is bringing a great perspective to her work with the students, as she opens their eyes, ears, and bodies to experiencing music from many different angles.”
 
The evening also includes the piano works of Meredith Monk and features student soloists from the ensemble.
 
“This is truly an exceptional collage of art, song, and choral works that you won't want to miss," said DiOrio.
 
Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students; or $25 for general admission and donation that includes a CD of the LSC-Montgomery music department. Tickets can be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.  All ticket proceeds go toward music department scholarships.
 
DiOrio has completed all requirements for the doctorate of musical arts from the Yale School of Music and will receive the degree in May. He received his master’s degree in choral conducting from Yale University in 2008, studying with noted professors Marguerite L. Brooks and Simon Carrington. DiOrio received his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2006, graduating summa cum laude.
 
For more information about the concert or the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7021; or Dominick DiOrio at 936.273.7270; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.