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News: Schroeder-Dorn to Conduct at Carnegie Hall

CCU's Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn to Conduct at Carnegie Hall

Colorado Christian University affiliate faculty member and alumna Jill Schroeder-Dorn ’05 will make her conducting debut at Carnegie Hall in New York on June 1. Schroeder-Dorn will conduct a choir of 130 singers, two New York-based professional soloists, and a professional orchestra performing Ralph Vaughn Williams' “Dona Nobis Pacem.”

"When we get to the hall, I hope the performers are able to truly appreciate the experience of singing such a meaningful work in a storied venue," Schroeder-Dorn said. "Everyone is working hard and our preparations are coming together well. I think it will be a good performance."

Schroeder-Dorn serves as an affiliate faculty member at CCU, where she directs the women’s choir in addition to teaching. Schroeder-Dorn is the music minister at Shepard of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Lakewood, Colo., and the director for the Colorado community chorus group, Summit Choral Society.

The 130-person choir that will perform in New York is composed of friends, family members, CCU alumni and students, in addition to performers from the Summit Choral Society and Shepard of the Hills.

It will be a return visit to Carnegie Hall for both Schroeder-Dorn and the Summit Choral Society. Schroeder-Dorn served as the rehearsal assistant when the choral society previously performed at the venue. Representatives from the production company, MidAmerica Productions, were impressed with Schroeder-Dorn and asked her to return to conduct.

In addition to Schroeder-Dorn and her choir’s performance, the New England Symphonic Ensemble will perform John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” Kevin T. Padworski will conduct a world premiere of his work “Wanderlust,” and Bruce Southard will conduct Rutter’s “Mass of the Children.”

More information concerning the performance can be found at MidAmerica Music.