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St. Patrick’s annual summer choral workshop scheduled

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will hold its third annual summer choral workshop beginning the afternoon of Friday, July 20, all day Saturday, July 21, and concluding with a choral performance at Sunday Night Unplugged, July 22. This year’s clinician will be Scott Hagler, organist and director of music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Durango. In addition to his duties at St. Mark’s, he is a visiting instructor at Ft. Lewis College, where he teaches organ and voice. He is also conductor of the Durango Choral Society.

Scott Hagler is not only a fine musician, he is an innovator in the area arts world, having established the non-profit organization “3rd Avenue Arts” that has under its umbrella The Durango Bach Festival, The Durango Chamber Music Festival, The Durango Salsa Festival, St. Mark’s Recital Series and more. Since his arrival at St. Mark’s in 2004, he has brought many memorable musical concerts to the church and to the community.

“This will be a joint workshop with members of his St. Mark’s Choir joining St. Patrick’s Choir and members of the Pagosa community to learn and present the music,” says Sally Neel, organist/director of Music at St. Patrick’s. “I am very excited to have Scott so nearby to be such a wonderful resource for all who wish to gather new vocal and choral skills from his extensive knowledge and experience. We always look forward to this summer workshop and the, “opportunity to learn new music with others who love to sing.”

The cost of the workshop is only $25 for the weekend. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to register early so that the correct number of copies of music can be ordered in advance.

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