Joel Borrelli-Boudreau has conducted fully staged productions of Carmen, Trouble in Tahiti, La Voix Humaine, Suor Angelica, Die Fledermaus, and Madama Butterfly. In addition, he served as an assistant conductor to Maestro Murry Sidlin on a production of The Medium. In his review of Die Fledermaus, Robert Battey of the Washington Post states, “conductor, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau was sprightly, mellifluous, and expressive.” He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory, a Master of Music degree from The University of Miami, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from George Mason University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Catholic University of America. He served for seven years as Director of Music of Galilee Lutheran Church in Pasadena, Maryland, and is thrilled to be serving as an Choir Master at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, VA. As a trombonist, he has performed with the Baltimore, Cincinnati and Boston Symphony Orchestras, and the Baltimore, Florida Grand, Sarasota and West Palm Beach Opera Companies. Mr. Borrelli-Boudreau proudly serves as a Commissioned Naval Officer/Bandmaster at The Naval School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek - Fort Story. Oksana Lutsyshyn was born in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, Lutsyshyn gave a New York debut in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and a Chicago debut in the Preston Bradley Hall at Chicago Cultural Center. She is presently on the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, teaching Piano and Music Theory. She is also an Artistic Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort and a founding member of the Invencia Piano Duo who recently won the 2014 Veer Magazine Local Artists Award in the best classical music category. As a chamber musician, Lutsyshyn has played in ensembles with such prominent musicians as a tenor James King, tubist Harvey Phillips and violinist Joshua Bell, with whom she has made a recording for the BBC. An internationally acclaimed recording artist, she is featured on labels such as Naxos, Albany Records, Vienna Modern Masters and Contemporary Record Society labels. Lutsyshyn won the second prize at the Vienna Modern Masters’ Third International Performers’ Recording Award. She also won the Prince George Council County Art Prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition in College Park, Maryland. Glenn R. Hersch has been involved in church choirs since he was four years old, beginning in the Angel Choir at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, Illinois. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Valparaiso University, Master of Music Education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville whre he also served as assistant director of choral activities, and done Doctoral work at Washington University, University of Denver and the University of Oklahoma. His musical activities include the choir at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, regular appearances with the Virginia Opera Association as a member of the chorus since 1987. Glenn has also done roles with the Commonwealth Musical Stage, performed with the Virginia Symphony Chorus, the McCollough Chorale, and other groups. In 1989 he sang the tenor solos in the Virginia Beach Symphony's sing-a-long production of Handel's “Messiah.” He is a frequent recitalist in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Concert Series. Glenn has sung three seasons with the St. Louis Municipal Opera where he performed in twenty seven Broadway shows. He has done roles with the Oklahoma Lyric Theater, and while in the army spent a year touring Europe as a member of the Seventh Army Soldiers Chorus stationed at Heidleberg, Germany. He has also sung as a professional choir member and soloist at several large churches in St. Louis. Mr. Hersch has won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions two times (St. Louis and Denver), and was honored as the Dame Eva Turner Concerto Competition winner. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Concert Series October 26, 2014 Virginia Beach, Virginia “Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” -Martin Luther Old American Songs The Boatman's Song Long Time Ago Simple Gifts Aaron Copland Symphony in F V. Toccata Charles-Marie Widor Oksana Lutsyshyn Glenn Hersch Romances op. 94 I. Nicht schnell II. Einfach, innig III. Nicht schnell Robert Schumann Translations Verborgenheit (Withdrawal) Translation: Charles L. Cingolani Joel Borrelli-Boudreau German Lieder Verborgenheit Gebet Auf dem grunen Balkon Hugo Wolf Glenn Hersch Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott Let me, o world, o let me be! Lure me not with what love giveth, Make this heart of mine content with Its own pleasure, its own grief! What grieves me, I know it not, It is some unheard-of thorn; Yet through my tears I will see The warming sunlight come the morn. Johann Pachelbel Oksana Lutsyshyn Fire & Rain If You Could Read My Mind What Kind of Fool Am I James Taylor Gordon Lightfoot Bricusse and Newley Joel Borrelli-Boudreau Sing to the Lord Deborah Govenor Hymn of Promise Natalie Sleeth, arr. John Feguson Redeeming Grace Carolyn Hamlin Say He Will Come Robert C. Lau Prince of Peace Choir, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, Conductor Camelot C'est Moi How to Handle a Woman If Ever I Would Leave You Lerner and Loewe Glenn Hersch Gebet (Prayer) Lord, send what You will, love or sorrow; I am content that both spring from Your hands. INTERMISSION Oft when I forget myself A savory pleasure lifts my gloom, T'is then I feel from deep within My infirm spirit then renewed. Let me, o world, o let me be! Lure me not with what love giveth, Make this heart of mine content with Its own pleasure, its own grief! But may you wish with neither joy nor sorrow to overwhelm me! For in the middle lies modest contentment. Auf dem grunen Balkon (From her green balcony) From her green balcony my maiden gazes down at me through the trellis. With her eyes she blinks kindly, but with her finger she says: "No!" Luck, which never lets young love unfold without tangles, has allotted me a certain joy, but also a precarious one. I hear either endearments or scolding when I come to her window shutters. It's always the same with maidens: a little pain will mingle with happiness: With her eyes she blinks kindly, but with her finger she says: "No!" How can she bear her coldness and my ardor? While my heaven rests in her, I see darkness and light chasing each other. The wind bears away my wistful cry that my sweet darling has never clasped me in her arms. Yet she holds me off so subtly With her eyes she blinks kindly, but with her finger she says: "No!"
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