Joel Borrelli-Boudreau

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
Charles-Marie Widor
Oksana Lutsyshyn
Glenn Hersch
Romances op. 94
Nicht schnell
Einfach, innig
Nicht schnell
Robert Schumann
Verborgenheit (Withdrawal) Translation: Charles L. Cingolani
Joel Borrelli-Boudreau
German Lieder
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
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.
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!"