Antolini writes for Choral Journal

Jan 23, 2013
Anthony Antolini

Cushing — Anthony Antolini, a senior lecturer in music at Bowdoin College, director of Bowdoin Chorus and artistic director of the Midcoast’s Down East Singers and Boothbay’s Lincoln Festival Chorus, has an article in the February issue of Choral Journal, the official publication of the American Choral Directors Association.

Antolini’s article is titled “Forming Your Chorus’s Very Own Orchestra: The Mentors Model” and reflects his experience with the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, which formed in 2010 and accompanies both choral ensembles.

Antolini, a Bowdoin alum who holds graduate degrees from Stanford University, was elected by the Maine Chapter of ACDA as Conductor of the Year for the 1999-2000 season. He is music director at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston; and editor of the Icons in Sound series at Paraclete Press and a Russian choral series at E. C. Schirmer Music Publishing.

Down East Singers is in rehearsal for its annual Memorial Day concert, which will feature the 2005 Karl Jenkins Requiem for chorus, female soloists, shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), French horns, percussion, harp and strings. This summer’s Lincoln Festival Chorus is scheduled to perform Russian and Eastern European sacred, secular and folk music.

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The Down East Singers and Mozart Mentors Orchestra are pictured in performance at the Camden Opera House. (Photo by: Phyllis Fales)
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