American Guild of Organists Holds Choral Festival in the Chapel

News Story: June 1, 2010
The Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presented a Choral Festival on Sunday, June 6, 2010.  The event featured over 120 voices from area choirs combined as a single Mass Interfaith Choir performing favorite anthems and hymns.  Featured choral directors and musicians included Constance Chase, Traci Galla, Dr. Carol Anne Maxwell, Jeffrey Wood, , Dr. Elina Christova and .
Sacred Heart University Academic Music Program Director Dr. John Michniewicz, top, at right, led the performers in song during the concert. 
At bottom left is Dr. Joe Utterback and at right is Dr. Elina Christova.

The concert program included:

Prelude—Praeludium in D Major Dieterich Buxtehude

Welcome /About The Chapel Mosaic / About The Program
Dr. John Michniewicz / Dr. Anthony Cernera, President SHU / John Polo

Improvisation—Lasst Uns Erfreuen
Dr. John Michniewicz, organ

All Creatures of Our God and King-Arr, Ralph Vaughn Williams

Colorful Creator (Commissioned for the 60th Chapter Anniversary) -Michael Bickford
Constance Chase, director; Dr. John Michniewicz, organ

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel -Traditional Spiritual, arr. Roger Emerson
Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir, Traci Galla, director;
Dr. John Michniewicz, piano

Spiritual Medley
Dr. Joe Utterback, piano

Old Hundreth -Ralph Vaughn Williams
Traci Galla, director; Dr. John Michniewicz, organ

Psalm 150 -Allen Pote
Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, director, Jeffrey Wood, organ

Peace Will Come One Day-Joe Utterback
Dr Joe Utterback, director/piano; Jeffrey Wood, organ

This Little Light of Mine -Arr. Tom Brand
St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir, Bridgeport; Thomas Brand, director/piano

Rhapsody Op. 79. No. 1 -Johannes Brahms
Dr. Elina Christova, piano 

We Rise Again -Leon Dubinsky, arr. Lydia Adams
United Congregational Church, Bridgeport; Regina Scafariello, soprano soloist; Dr. John Michniewicz, director; Dr. Elina Christova, piano; Jeffrey Wood, organ

With A Voice of Singing –Martin Shaw
Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, director; Dr. John Michniewicz, organ

Siyahamb’ Marching in the Light of God -South African Freedom Song
Dr. John Michniewicz, director; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; Jeffrey Wood, organ

Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven
Dr. John Michniewicz, director; Dr. Elina Christova, piano; Jeffrey Wood, organ

Postlude—Acclamations from "Suite Médiévale" -Jean Langlais
Jeffrey Wood, organ