Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Concert

The Bethany Baritones
in Concert
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Bethany Church, 115 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont
3:00PM
 Featuring the voices of
Stuart Williams, bass-baritone
Skip Potter, tenor-baritone
Arthur Zorn, bass-baritone
With
Diane Huling, pianist

 Admission by free will offering... Information: arthurzorn@hotmail.com 

The Program 


I
Benedicamus Domino                                  Greg Gippin
Elijah and Joshua                                         arranged by Sally K. Albrecht
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel                arranged by Roger Emmerson
To Where You Are                                  Josh Groban  
                   Skip Potter, soloist
Here I Am                                                         arranged by Lloyd Larson
Dies Irae                                                            Z. Randall Stroope
II

Homeward Bound                                  arranged by Jay Althouse
Sun Don’t Set In The Mornin’             arranged by Jay Althouse  
                   Stuart Williams, soloist
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening                   
                                                                              Randall Thompson
The Pasture                                                    Randall Thompson                     

III

Cantate Domino (Scared Cantata in V movements)         Dietrich Buxtehude    
with Stuart Williams and Skip Potter, soloists
The Twenty – Third Psalm                     Albert Hay Malotte 
                       Arthur Zorn, soloist
Ubi Caritas Et Amor                                      arranged by Roger Emmerson
Alleluia                                                                 Sally K. Albrecht















The performers:

Diane Hulingformerly music professor at Johnson State College,  Diane has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and art song accompanist throughout North America, South America and Europe. She has performed extensively as a duo-partner with violinist Michael Appleman, former concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, flutist Karen Kevra, and soprano Celina Moore. Huling has also performed as soloist with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.  Diane received her performance degrees in piano from the Eastman School of Music, with post graduate work at the Westminster Choir College.  As a composer, her compositions include music for chamber orchestra, brass quartet and choir, and voice and piano, and have been premiered by several Vermont ensembles.  Diane  has also given time to conducting. She was the founding conductor of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared as conductor with Vermont Opera Theater, the Montpelier Combined Choir and the Johnson State College Choir.  The New York Times described Huling’s playing as “crystalline.”  The past two years Diane has performed major piano works in series of recitals at Bethany Church, Montpelier and the Barre Opera House.


Skip Potter has lived in Barre for past seven years 7 years and currently employed by R. L. Vallee, Inc. as an Automation Manager.  Skip has had a love for music since he can remember and has been signing since he was very young.  Currently Skip is a member of South Burlington Community Chorus, Vermont Philharmonic, Bethany Baritones and sings with the Bethany Church Choir. In addition he has performed with the former Mad River Acappella group, Mad River Chorale to name a few. Some of his recent works have been Amahl and the Night visitor, where he played King Melchior and most recently performed works by Vivaldi and Dietrich Buxtehude. When Skip is not performing or working on music, he can be found on the lake where he spends time relaxing on his boat. 

Stuart Williams has sung in choirs since 6th grade in Scarsdale, NY, Clinton, NY, the Bronx, and Detroit before settling in Montpelier with his wife Sarah,  In Vermont he has sung with Baroque Court, Onion River Chorus, Vermont Philharmonic Chorus and Bethany Church Choir.  He has enjoyed stage performances with Plainfield Little Theater, Barre Players, Vermont Opera Theater and most recently as Balthazar with the Bethany Players. He is grateful to Arthur and Skip for the opportunity to sing in a small ensemble.  When not singing, he practices family medicine at Berlin Family Health.  He is a member of the  American Board of Family Practice with Subspecialty in Geriatric Medicine Dr. Williams is active with many organizations including being a long time board member and past president of the Green Mountain United Way. 

Arthur Zorn, a native of New York City, attended the Manhattan School of Music and the High School of Music and Art.  In 1977 he began teaching music in Barre and was appointed chair of the Fine Arts
Department from 1986-96 at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. He has been a frequent guest conductor at student music festivals throughout Vermont. In 2008 Arthur retired from teaching after serving in Barre for thirty years. Arthur has been a frequent guest vocal soloist with many Vermont vocal ensembles over the years.  In addition to being a teacher and vocal soloist he is a recognized composer of piano and organ music. Mr. Zorn is the Organist and Choir director at Bethany Church in Montpelier. He has given several solo organ recitals at Bethany Church.  Currently his abstract artwork has received critical and commercial success.