May 6, 2015
A Whidbey Girls’ Choir is now forming, offering girls from 5th through 12th grades a comprehensive and progressive choral education that will include music reading and theory, performance opportunities, and the joy of singing in a group. The repertoire will include a wide variety of music—classical, contemporary and popular. Prior musical/vocal experience is required.
The inaugural session will begin in the fall and an informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18 in the Fireside Room at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.
The WGC’s Artistic Director Jerry Mader has forty years’ experience as a professional classical musician, composer and teacher. He founded the Kirkland Choral Society and was its director for seven years. He also taught music composition and theory at the Cornish School of the Arts Preparatory program and was a chamber music coach in their summer program for high school students. He taught music and Humanities at the Northwest School, was a clinician for the Washington State Arts Commission’s Artist in the Schools program and a guest lecturer for the Seattle Opera Art in Education program.
WGC Accompanist Sheila Weidendorf is a professional performing pianist, vocalist and musical theater musical director and is the founder and Artistic Director of Island Consort, Whidbey’s own Early Music ensemble.