Con­cert se­ries to fea­ture Maple­ton Cho­rale

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

The highly re­garded Maple­ton Cho­rale will be fea­tured in con­cert on Sun­day, April 16, at the Springville Mu­seum of Art as part of the Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries. The con­cert, which is free to the pub­lic, will be­gin at 4:30 p.m. and last about an hour. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 126 E. 400 South in Springville.

The Maple­ton Cho­rale was founded in 1994 by a small group of Maple­ton res­i­dents with a love for cho­ral mu­sic and a de­sire to re­hearse and per­form a broader reper­toire than gen­er­ally found in a tra­di­tional church set­ting.

This ded­i­cated com­mu­nity choir seeks mu­si­cal ex­cel­lence in ev­ery piece and en­joys sing­ing a va­ri­ety of mu­sic in­clud­ing clas­si­cal, spir­i­tu­als, folk songs, sa­cred hymns and pop­u­lar tunes.

The Maple­ton Cho­rale cul­ti­vated its unique style and rep­u­ta­tion for au­di­ence-pleas­ing mu­si­cal se­lec­tions orig­i­nally un­der the skilled di­rec­tion of Ryan Mur­phy, who was fol­lowed by An­drew Crane. Con­duc­tor Cory Men­den­hall con­tin­ued the tra­di­tion of mu­si­cal ex­cel­lence for nine years, build­ing the choir to 130 mem­bers strong and lead­ing the cho­rale to per­for­mances in New York City’s Lin­coln Cen­ter and the Taber­na­cle on Tem­ple Square.

Pa­trick Tat­man now serves as con­duc­tor of the Maple­ton Cho­rale.

Tat­man is a na­tive of west­ern Penn­syl­va­nia. He cur­rently serves as the cho­ral di­rec­tor at the Water­ford School where he over­sees cho­ral mu­sic stud­ies at the mid­dle and up­per school lev­els. Tat­man holds a mas­ter’s de­gree in cho­ral con­duct­ing from Brigham Young Univer­sity and a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion from Penn State Univer­sity.

His ca­reer in­cludes teach­ing cho­ral mu­sic at the ele­men­tary, sec­ondary and univer­sity lev­els in Utah, Colorado and Penn­syl­va­nia.

On May 21, the Sun­dance Trio will per­form for the Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries. The Sun­dance Trio — oboist Ger­a­lyn Gio­van­netti, bas­soon­ist Christian Smith and pi­anist Jed Moss — are fac­ulty mem­bers at Brigham Young Univer­sity, and com­poser David Sar­gent was, un­til his re­tire­ment in 2008, a com­po­si­tion pro­fes­sor at Brigham Young Univer­sity.

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