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6267-Faculty Artist Series Presents Summit Children's Touring Choir

6267-February 2, 2012

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The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present the next offering in its Faculty Artist Series Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program – featuring the Summit Children's Touring Choir with Arlene D. Jacobs, director, and Robert Mollard, accompanist – is free and open to the public. A program follows.

Arlene Jacobs holds a bachelor and master's degree in music education from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana). She has taught school music in California, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio and recently retired from teaching after twenty-one years at Arrowhead Primary School in the Copley/ Fairlawn City Schools. She is known as one of the most successful school music educators in Northeast Ohio and remains as an active member of OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association), American Kodaly Educators, OAKE (American Orff-Schulwerk Association), and ACDA (American Choral Director's Association). In past years, Jacobs has appeared as a guest clinician for children's choir festivals and clinics around the state of Ohio, and is in her nineteenth season as director of the touring choir of the SCC Program.

Robert Mollard is in his seventeenth year with the Summit Choral Society having served as accompanist and assistant director of the Masterworks Chorale. He is also principal keyboardist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and organist/choirmaster of Faith Lutheran Church in Fairlawn. His eclectic professional career has included work with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, Telarc Records, and with recording artists that include Vladimir Horowitz, Victor Borge, Chick Corea, John Browning, Andre Watts, Dave Brubeck, Sherill Milnes, Kathleen Battle and Richard Tucker. He has a master's degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, and holds an associate certificate with the AGO (American Guild of Organists). Bob is the President of Mollard Conducting Batons, Inc. - the world's leading manufacturer of products for professional conductors.

Program:

Jubilate Deo (2005) ..........................................Michael Braz

Scots Nativity (Traditional Scottish Carol)..........Alan Bullard

Personent Hodie (2004) ..............................arr. Dean Rishel

Gentle Mary laid her Child (1997) ......................Allan Bevan

Magnificat (2002) ............................................David H. Pettit

Jubal's Lyre.......................................George Frideric Handel

Christmas Lullaby (2000) ....................................John Rutter

Beside the Still Waters.....................................Rollo Dilworth

The Poet Sings.........................................Z. Randall Stroope

Lux Aeterna..............................................Z. Randall Stroope

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424


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