Chamber Singers ‘Beginnings’ CD Shows Talent, Reflects Growth

| February 5, 2015
Webster University Chamber Singers

Webster University Chamber Singers

Director of Choral Studies and Music Education Trent Patterson with the Webster University Chamber Singers CD, Beginnings.

Director of Choral Studies and Music Education Trent Patterson conceived the new Chamber Singers CD.

The Department of Music has released a new Webster University Chamber Singers promotional CD, Beginnings, featuring a wealth of styles and eras recorded in five different venues, with recorded tracks of the Chamber Singers in performance from the last two academic years.

Trent Patterson, director of Choral Studies and Music Education, conceived the CD project and raised the funds necessary for its successful completion.

“Under Patterson’s leadership, the choral area is a shining star in the Department of Music,” said department chair Jeffrey Carter. “Colleagues around the country are noting the substantive growth over the last five years, and also the Chamber Singers’ presence and visibility.”

Carter said many colleges and universities use this kind of sampler CD as an awareness, publicity and recruiting tool.

Martha Hart, assistant professor of Music, is also featured as an alto soloist on the track In the Beginning by Aaron Copland. This work was the centerpiece of the Chamber Singers’ performance one year ago at Missouri Music Educators Association. The group also performed last year by invitation at the regional convention of the American Choral Directors Association.

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