Princeton Girl Choir to perform in Montreal, Quebec City and Harrington

Princeton Girl Choir to perform in Montreal, Quebec City and Harrington

Alexandria, VA, USA—Classical Movements is pleased to announce the upcoming concert tour of the
Princeton Girlchoir, from Princeton, USA to Quebec, Canada. The Princeton Girlchoir is the Princeton
area’s premier training and performance choir for girls, with over 200 choristers. The choir presents music
from a wide array of genres, conductors and composers.

Directed by Lynnel Joy Jenkins, the ensemble is looking forward to returning to Canada and will perform at
wonderful venues, including the CAMMAC Music Centre, the Basilique Notre-Dam de Montréal, and St.
Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Quebec City.

The tour will be an unforgettable experience, and audiences will be treated to evenings of hauntingly beautiful music with a repertoire that consists of music from around the world.

Concert Details
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – 8:45 pm
CAMMAC Music Centre
85 Chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, QC, J8G 2T2
FREE PERFORMANCE

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – 4:00 pm
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
110 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2
Tel: 1-514-842-2925
Free concert with purchase of entrance into the Basilica

Friday, July 3, 2015 – 7:00 pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
106 Ste. Anne Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X8
Tel: 1-418- 694-1347
FREE PERFORMANCE

About the Princeton Girlchoir

The Princeton Girlchoir, founded in 1989 as an after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in choral music, has grown into the area’s premier training and performance choir for girls, with over 200 choristers. The choir presents music from a wide array of genres, conductors and composers. While honing their musicianship, our choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world.

We are a family of six choirs, beginning with third-graders and including girls through their high-school
years. Choristers from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania come together
each week from September through May to rehearse, and they perform some four to twenty concerts
throughout the year, depending upon their choir level.

The Touring Choir is comprised of our most advanced singers, performing sophisticated and demanding
music in a broad spectrum of venues, traveling within the United States and abroad for performance tours
ranging from the East Coast of the United States to the Pacific Northwest and from Canada to the Czech
Republic.

The Princeton Girlchoir has been honored to perform in a wide array of venues for audiences both
nationally and internationally. Notable performances include the swearing-in ceremony for New Jersey
Congressman Rush Holt in Washington, DC; singing in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center with Yo-Yo
Ma and the American Boychoir in the North American Premiere of Tan Dun’s Symphony 1997; guest
choir at the American Boychoir’s National Choral Conference; and appearances at several professional
conferences, such as the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Regional Conventions, the
Kodály Eastern Division Conference and the New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference.

About the Director

Lynnel Joy Jenkins is in her sixth year as Artistic Director of the Princeton Girlchoir as well as the choral teacher at

Lynnel Joy Jenkins - Director, Princeton Girlchoir

Lynnel Joy Jenkins – Director, Princeton Girlchoir

the Timberlane Middle School of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in Pennington, New Jersey. Prior to these appointments, Ms. Jenkins served as graduate assistant for the music education department at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In this capacity she conducted the University of Arizona’s High School Outreach Choir,
supervised student teachers, taught undergraduate music education courses including choral, secondary, and elementary methods.

Ms. Jenkins’s varied conducting and teaching experience ranges from the elementary to collegiate level. She has served as Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Conductor of the Resident Training Choir at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. She was on the conducting staff of the Temple University Children’s Choir where she served for three seasons. In her last year at Temple, she was the Associate Music Director of that ensemble. A former music specialist at the Haverford School in
Haverford, Pennsylvania, she developed and implemented a general music program for elementary school
children based on the pedagogy of Zoltán Kodály.

Ms. Jenkins is a choral conductor and music educator of international stature, having lectured and
conducted in China, Hong Kong, Iceland, and South Africa. She has served as guest conductor for
numerous Honor Choirs, All-States, and Choral Festivals in the United States and a clinician for several
professional music conferences. She serves on the conducting faculty for the Virginia Organization of
Kodály Educator’s Vocal Arts Camp.

Ms. Jenkins has earned degrees from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Temple
University, and at both institutions was awarded the Elaine Brown Conducting Award. She holds a
certificate in Kodály pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and level two Orff-
Schulwerk certification. She is a candidate for a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting at the
University of Arizona in Tucson.

Repertoire

Sacred
And Miriam Sang (Shiru L’Adonai)
Zebulon M. Highben (b. 1979)
Cantate Domino Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
ed. Nancy Grundahl (b. 1946)
Kyrie Imant Raminsh (b. 1943)
Lux Aeterna Michelle Roueché (b. 1964)
Hold the Light Rollo Dilworth (b. 1970)
Come Sunday Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
arr. Mitos Andaya
City Called Heaven Traditional Spiritual
arr. Josephine Poelinitz
The Storm is Passing Over Charles A. Tindley (1851-1933)
The Lord Bless You and Keep You John Rutter (b. 1945)

Secular
Reel a’ Bouche French Canadian
Setting by Malcolm Dalglish (b. 1952)
Comic Duet Two Cats Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Don Craig & Harold Mason
Kihi Kihi Hinewehi Mohi & Jaz Coleman
arr. Ella Hanify
It Takes a Village Joan Szymko (b. 1957)
Defying Gravity Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948)
arr. Cierra Moore
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)
arr. Moira Smiley
One Voice Ruth Moody

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