Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7pm
Nancy Klein, Conductor
Dr. Nancy Kirkland Klein, University Professor, earned her Ph.D. in Music from NYU (valedictorian) and has directed the Choral Department at Old Dominion University since 1986. Dr. Klein is much sought after as a guest conductor and vocal clinician. She has prepared choirs for Combined Armed Forces performances, conducted the Continental Army Band and directed choirs on the USS John C Stennis, USS Enterprise and USS North Carolina. She conducted European Concert tours with the Sound of America Honor Band and Choir since 2009, performing regularly in Notre Dame, St. Mark’s Basilica and major Concert Halls throughout Europe. She is recognized as a member of “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who of America’s Teachers,” and “Who’s Who in Entertainment” and has received numerous teaching awards.
The Old Dominion University Concert Choir
The Old Dominion University Concert Choir consists of approximately 50 auditioned singers at the graduate/ undergraduate level. The majority are music majors; however numerous disciplines are represented. The choir has been heard extensively throughout the region and have performed at the National Cathedral, Washington D.C., St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. They have toured Scotland, performed at the historic St. Columba Abbey of Iona and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, and been featured at EMEA in Italy. The group recorded an album in Tokyo, Japan with the JASDF Wind Ensemble which garnered numerous awards. They have premiered works by Adolphus Hailstork, Daniel Pinkham, and Steven Melillo. Recently they premiered the works of seven living composers at the College Music Society National Conference and were featured with the Virginia Arts Festival International Tattoo. They are regular performers at State and National Music Conferences.
The F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
The F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale is an 18 voice select ensemble that performs a variety of music from chamber works to jazz. This ensemble is made up of Diehn Scholars and University Concert Choir Scholarship recipients who have demonstrated the highest levels of talent, commitment and energy. The Diehn Chorale was established by Nancy Klein and has performed for numerous University functions, touring throughout Virginia.