Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11 . . . . 10 year anniversary concert - East Texas Remembers - a tribute to the victims and heroes - presented by Kilgore College Sunday 9-11-2011

Kilgore College presents a free concert tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11 at Dobson Auditorium, Kilgore College - 6:00 PM 9-11- 2011 .  Patriotic and inspirational music conducted by Jim Taylor, Director of Choral Activities at Kilgore College, will be presented by a 150 voice adult choir, a children's choir, vocal soloists and a full orchestra of professional musicians.

Participating choirs

The Kilgore College Chorale
The Panola College Chorale
THe East Texas Community Chorus
The East Texas Youth Chorus
The Music Machine Children's choir

vocal soloists

Melanie Sullivan, soprano
Jeanne Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Bill Holda, tenor
Mark Horner, bass
Jon Starling, tenor

Media, Sound and lighting, Dennis Cliborn

Conductor/Artistic Director Jim Taylor

concert program

Requiem and Kyrie (1st Mvt) by Verdi

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber

Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams

Liberty Fanfare by John Williams

America the Beautiful arr by Reed

Fifty Nifty United States (children's choir)

American Armed Forces Medley  - a Salute

A Lincoln Portrait by Copland

The Prayer

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Conductor Jim Taylor
Concertmaster Diana Hector Norwood

vocal soloist for God Bless America,  Jon Starling
Choir members

bassoonist Neil Smith
Johnette, Arthur and Christina
choir waiting to rehearse
violist Mario Torres

Dinner time between rehearsal and the concert - Kilgore College provided box lunches for all.
Took part of mine home for later as I do not eat much before I play a concert

violinist Lydia Davis
Dan, Edward and Brett

Principal violist Adrienne Gabriel
The audience arrives early to grab the best seats
Percussionist Anthony Robinson
percussionist Doug Parmelee in background

Principal trombonist Debra Scott

2nd trombonist Tom Mensch
Bass trombonist Heather Mensch

Principal Horn Tom Hundemer answering a question after the concert from a youth choir member about the mute

3rd horn Tammy Brown packing it away after the concert

4th horn Craig Pratt warming down before packing it away


Renee' Golden said...

Wow! Thank you for this! I thought the music was beautiful, well done, and honored the memories of those who fell on 9-11.
Renee' Golden, Admin Asst
Kilgore College
Music Department

sjw Rogers said...

Thank you for your comments. I was honored to be a part of this musical tribute to those who perished on that date 10 years ago and to those who gave so unselfishly in the aftermath of such a terrible tragedy. Kudos to all those who worked so hard in the planning.