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Sunday Night Unplugged to feature choral music

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will present another Sunday Night Unplugged on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. This month will feature a service of choral music offered by the festival choir, made up of singers who have attended a weekend choral workshop with clinician Peter Schindler.

The festival choir will be made up of singers from across the community who will attend a weekend workshop to hone their skills and learn music for the performance. It is not too late to sign up to take part in this unique opportunity for singers. Please contact Sally Neel at 946-6458 to register.

Workshop clinician, Peter Schindler, holds a bachelor of music in vocal performance from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s in vocal performance with secondary educational credentials from the University of Washington .  He has been a singer, a university voice teacher and conductor and has appeared in oratorio, recital, musical comedy, and Opera during his career.  In addition to his performing and teaching experiences, he served as associate music director of Seattle Chamber Singers and training director of Northwest Boy choir in his adopted native city of Seattle.   

Since coming to Texas, he has taught at Texas A&M in Commerce, served as music director of several churches, and performed with Texas Baroque Ensemble, the Helios Ensemble, a professional choral ensemble based in Dallas, and The Lewisville Symphony. In 1997 he founded The Musical Feast of Lewisville, a community chorus.   In addition to his duties as director of music at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, he maintains a private voice studio, and serves as music director with Studio B, a community theater.

The choral workshop begins on Friday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. Singers from around the community are welcome to participate.