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Symphony Chorus Announces New Interim Director, Rehearsals, And Program

27 Feb , 2018  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus is eager to announce the appointment of Brian Nabors as interim director of the ensemble through the end of the 2018-2019 OhioHealth Symphony Series season. Nabors will lead the group in preparation for the May 12 “Joyous Finale” concert with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.

The first half of the May concert will feature music from Renaissance Artistic Director Michael Thomas’ original production Sentimental Journey, a reflective tribute to the sacrifices of “the greatest generation,” using songs, narration, and letters from the front of the World War II era.

Brian Nabors

Selections will include a powerful mix of styles, ranging from themes from “Band of Brothers,”  “Lux Aeterna,” and “I’ll Be Seeing You” to an impressive “Battle Hymn of the Republic” finale. The second half of the program will feature Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. V, performed by the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas.

The group is accepting new members in preparation for the May 12 concert. Those interested in joining the chorus should email Brian Nabors at [email protected] Choral rehearsals begin Sunday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at First Congregational Church, 640 Millsboro Road, Mansfield. The complete rehearsal schedule as follows: March 11; 18; 25; April 8; 29; May 6; Dress Rehearsals at the Renaissance Theatre May 11th and 12th, with concert at 8 PM May 12.

About Brian Nabors:

Brian Nabors is a graduate from Ashland University, M.E. and The Ohio State University, B.M.E. Currently Brian is a teacher at Shelby Middle and High School, in Shelby, Ohio. Where his choirs have continually received Superior ratings at the OMEA Large Group Adjudication.  His Chamber Choir had the opportunity to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and the OMEA conference in Cincinnati. In addition to teaching, Brian has served as the musical director for various high school, college and community productions. He is preparing for his on stage performance as Fats Waller in the community production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. In his free time, Brian also serves as a clinician and adjudicator for the Ohio Music Educators Association, and the music director for First Christian Church in Ashland.  Brian is looking at taking up the reigns, serving as the Mansfield Symphony Chorus Interim-Director for the 2018-2019 season.

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association/Jeff Sprang

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