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Temple University Choral Reunion

April 4–5, 2014

A two-day choral festival with opportunities to rehearse and sing, participate in workshops, tour Temple University’s Main Campus, attend and/or perform in concerts, reminisce with friends, former classmates, faculty and much more.

Featuring appearances by past and present Choral Activities faculty and friends, including Robert Page, Janet Yamron, Sonya Garfinkle, Alan Harler, Paul Rardin, Mitos Andaya, and Rollo Dilworth.

We welcome alumni and their guests for this special reunion.

Reunion Registration Fee: $90 per person
Saturday Night Buffet Dinner (cash bar): $20 per person
Saturday Evening Dessert Reception: Free

RSVP by Thursday, March 27

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Complimentary parking is available for reunion event attendees in the 15th Street Lot (formerly Lot 1) Friday, April 4 through Saturday, April 5 with the verbal code “Reunions.” The 15th Street Lot is located on 15th Street between Norris and Montgomery Streets.

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Choral Reunion Schedule of Events

One of the highlights of the weekend, in addition to the activities listed below is the opportunity to rehearse with current students under the direction of Dr. Paul Rardin. These rehearsals, of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, will culminate in a performance on Saturday night at the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC), formerly the Baptist Temple.

Thursday, April 3

7:00–8:30 PM: Choral Reunion Early Bird Rehearsal* of Haydn’s Mass in D Minor, “Lord Nelson”

Friday, April 4

11:00 AM–1:00 PM: Registration (Late registration available if needed)

1:00–2:15 PM: Welcome and Choral Workshop

2:30–4:00 PM: Choral Reunion Rehearsal* of Haydn’s Mass in D Minor, “Lord Nelson”

4:30–5:30 PM: Panel Discussion featuring faculty past and present

5:30–7:30 PM: Dinner on your own

8:00–9:00 PM: Temple University Concert Choir Concert

Saturday, April 5

8:00–9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast (included)

9:00–10:30 AM: Choral Favorites Through the Years: Singing for All!
Reminisce-Sings led by Paul Rardin, with Robert Page, Janet Yamron, Sonya Garfinkle and Alan Harler

10:45 AM–12:15 PM: Choral Reunion Rehearsal* and conversation with Mitos Andaya, Choral Activities faculty

12:15–1:30 PM: Lunch (included)

1:30–3:30 PM: Choral Reunion Dress Rehearsal *

3:30–4:30 PM: Campus tours (guides will be available)

3:30–4:30 PM: Memorabilia Display

5:30–7:00 PM: Choral Reunion Buffet Dinner

7:30 PM: Concert
Haydn’s Mass in D Minor: “Lord Nelson” with the Temple University Singers and the Temple University Haydn Orchestra
VoCollage featuring the Temple University Choirs

9:30 PM: Choral Reunion Dessert Reception

* Participants may rehearse or observe

A memorabilia display will be available for viewing during the reunion.

A hospitality suite will be available for participants throughout the day on Saturday, April 5 in the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.

Locations and additional details will be sent to all registrants prior to the reunion.

We are pleased to share with you the endowed funds that support Choral Activities and honor former choral faculty:

Elaine Brown Chair in Choral Music—the first named chair at the Boyer College
Jeffrey M. Cornelius Choral Library Fund—funds choral library materials
Alan Harler Choral Fund—supports commissioning and performing contemporary American music
Robert Page Choral Conducting Scholarship Fund—for graduate students
Janet Yamron Scholarship Fund—for undergraduate students

Contributions are securely and gratefully received at

2014 Choral Reunion Planning Committee

Jeffrey Cornelius, ‘72, Chair
Frank Abrahams, ’69
Jack Carr, ’70, ’74
Barbara Di Toro, ’92, ’94, ’10
Bob Elias, ’89
Kathy Flaherty, ’79
Rich Galassini, ’88
Sonya Garfinkle, ’48, ’51
Regina Gordon, ’69
Peter Gouzouasis, ’78, ’88, ’90
Mary Woodmansee Green, ’70
Alan Harler, Professor Emeritus
Betty Hohweiler, ’77, ’80
Lynnel Jenkins, ’00
James Jordan, ’77, ’86
Emilily Kosasih, ’06, ’08
Bobbie Leiter, ’70
Francine Levin, ’69, ’76
Lois Mauro, ’65
Claire McKinley, ’57
Gail Poch, ’61
Daniel Schwartz, ’09, ’11
Linda Tedford, ’73
Barbara Willig, ’63, ’76
Janet Yamron, ’54, ’57
Julia Zavadsky, ’00

Be sure to update your contact information with the alumni office to make sure you get your invitation!

Check out what current Choral students are up to by visiting The Boyer College of Music and Dance’s website!

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